Sugarloaf is its very own separate neighborhood tucked away in the south east corner of Big Bear City. It borders a significant amount of National Forest and is densely treed and has a nice mountain feel. In fact, Sugarloaf was originally developed into campsites for weekend adventurers before becoming the hamlet of homes that it currently is.
Sugarloaf sits on a plateau a few hundred feet off the Bear Valley floor. The lower streets of Sugarloaf are relatively flat but slope increasingly upward as one heads farther into the development towards National Forest. The streets are laid out in a grid and are easy to navigate. There are some really nice hiking and biking trails through the forest on its southern and western edges. To the east is Meadowbrook Estates, one of Big Bear's nicest developments.
Homes in Sugarloaf are some of the most reasonably priced properties you'll find in all of Big Bear. Looking at Big Bear real estate numbers from last year, the average sale price in Sugarloaf was about $98,200, while the median sale price was $90,000. The average price per square foot was about $105 - a nice value when compared to Big Bear Homes on a whole. Most properties in the area are smaller 2 bedroom cabins, but you'll find a nice variety of larger homes as well.
Sugarloaf has it's own convenience store, saloon, and post office. It is only a 10 minute drive from the main shopping areas in Big Bear Lake and only 15 minutes to the ski resorts, lake, and village. If you're looking for a reasonably priced Big Bear cabin and don't mind being a short drive away from Big Bear's main attractions, Sugarloaf is definitely worth considering.