Since being incorporated in 1991, the Lake Forest community of South Orange County has expanded its limits to include the communities of Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch. Lake Forest Key’s properties have access to the Sun and Sail Club, Tennis Club, and are able to access the barbeque areas, multiple swimming pools, gums, saunas, club houses, basketball courts, and social events that go on throughout the year. Lake Forest Key’s real estate benefits from being close to world-class shopping at nearby Irvine Spectrum, Shops at Mission Viejo, Tustin Marketplace, South Coast Plaza, and Fashion Island/Newport Center, and all of the Lake Forest Keys homes for sale are within 20 minutes of John Wayne International Airport. The homes are close to the Lake Forest Sports Park and Recreation Center which opened on November 1, 2014, and the Lake Forest Keys properties are served by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
If you are new to the area and taking a look at Lake Forest Keys real estate for the first time, potential home owners will be interested in knowing that the community is less than a mile away from both interstate 5 and 405 freeways, which makes getting anywhere in Orange County extremely easy. Lake Forest is bordered by Irvine, which helps bolster properties values, and the city of Lake Forest is less than a half-hour away from South Orange County’s best beaches including Newport, Huntington and Laguna Beach’s. Lake Forest has an enormous skate-park which is over 35,000 square feet in size, and the city has two county parks; Whiting Ranch and Heritage Hill Historical Parks. Lake Forest has two Libraries; the El Toro Branch and the Foothill Ranch Branch, and the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro used to be located one mile from the city of Lake Forest in the city of Irvine.