Shay Meadow is situated on the far eastern edge of Big Bear City. This neighborhood is populated by larger ranch style acreage properties. Bordered by horse trails in the National Forest to the south and east which access a myriad of other trails throughout the east valley, this area is popular with equestrian types. As the name suggests, the majority of the area is composed of flat and grassy areas bordering Shay Creek, a small tributary that seasonally feeds the usually dry Baldwin Lake.
Unlike Baldwin Lake to the east, most homes in the Shay Meadow area have access to utility improvements, such as access to county and waste systems. Although water is available from the county, many properties have chosen to retain their wells for their water usage, particularly for their landscaping, irrigation, and animal needs.
Homes vary in size in Shay Meadow, but in general, it is the larger multi-acre ranch homes that many think of when referring to this neighborhood. Homes in this area have sold for as low as the low 300s to over $500,000 in the recent past.