The city of Lake Forest, CA is strategically located adjacent to; Irvine, both the 5 and 405 freeways and toll roads, making it easy to get anywhere in Orange County quickly. Lake Forest (formally known as “El Toro” has an extremely diverse selection of housing options ranging from tract homes, to semi-custom properties, to intimate and elegant condos and town homes. The residents of Lake Forest are fortunate to be close to all the major retailers, boutique shopping and fine dining establishments located on El Toro Road. You will locate lake-view homes at Lake Forest Keys, and newly built homes in Baker Ranch. The city has a high percentage of single-level-homes, and is considered to be one of the older master-planned communities in Orange County.