Lake Elsinore Homes for Sale
Lake Elsinore is a city cozied up to the shores of Lake Elsinore, a nearly 3,000-acre freshwater lake. Currently, Lake Elsinore, formerly known as Laguna Grande, has a population of 66,183, however, the town is still known and used as a resort town for vacationers as well as residential and commercial use. Located in Riverside County, California Lake Elsinore was inhabited by the Luiseno people as some of its earliest residents. Native American relics can still be found in the surrounding canyons and rocks that date back to the early 17 and 1800s. Before becoming a resort town, Lake Elsinore was used to water cattle and provide an overnight camp in what soon became known as the Southern Emigrant Trail during the California Gold Rush. Eventually, the land was sold to Augustin Machado who built a 7 room ranch on the lake’s southwest shore. This ranch was a common stop for the Butterfield Overland Mail Route and eventually became a post office, starting the town's expansion.
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About Lake Elsinore
Mineral springs near the lake play a vital role in the town's history and have been attracting tourists since the late 1800s who seek therapeutic treatments. The Crescent Bath House was built in 1887 to accommodate those seeking the springs and today is known as “The Chimes,” which can still be visited in the historic downtown district. Lake Elsinore is broken up into 11 different districts, Alberhill, Ballpark, Business, Country Club Heights, East Lake, Historic, Lake Edge, Lake Elsinore Hills, Lake View, North Peak, and Riverview District all of which hold their own unique characteristics. Lake Elsinore has warm weather year round, making this a common and desirable location for tourists and locals. The lowest average temperature to expect in Lake Elsinore is 66, while the summer can heat up to an average of 99 degrees.
The Lake Elsinore School district serves over 21,000 students at 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. In addition to public schools, Lake Elsinore also offers three private schools. The Lake Elsinore School district is voted one of the best in the county for it’s academic achievements.
Things to Do
The Business district in Lake Elsinore houses the Lake Elsinore Outlets as well as many big box stores. This district is most commonly used for day to day shopping as it houses the most commercial and industrial buildings within the city. Many smaller shops can be found in the Historic district lining main street which is commonly known to locals as Downtown. Lake Elsinore hosts an annual Grand Prix with it’s trails surrounding the lake. There are also two skate parks located in town promoting outdoor activity.
Lake Elsinore offers a very large range of real estate varying on different districts and areas. Homes in Lake Elsinore can be purchased in the high $200,000 range for 1 and two bedroom homes and for 2-4 bedroom homes you can expect to be paying closer to the $400,000 range. Lake Elsinore does offer beautifully built homes in gated communities as well as homes with incredible views of the lake that start at $700,000 and work their way up to $900,000.
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