Mammoth Lakes is a unique mountain resort community located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Only five driving hours from Los Angeles, or one hour by commercial flight, places southern California residents in their mountain backyard.
Mammoth Lakes is approximately four square miles in size and has an elevation of 8,000 feet. Mammoth is perhaps best known as one of North America’s largest ski resorts, but few realize that the community was originally founded during the California gold rush era.
As a resort community Mammoth Lakes has an economic base that is focused on tourism. Mammoth’s natural beauty keeps first time visitors coming back for a lifetime. Winters boast some of the deepest snow conditions and best skiing in the country while summers deliver unimaginable mountain beauty.
Mammoth is located near the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park and is only a few short miles to scenic hiking, alpine lakes and backpacking. The John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail are easily accessed through Mammoth Lakes Basin.
John Muir coined the saying “Going to the Mountains is Going Home”, and this is an experience we like to share with all of our guests.
The Village at Mammoth
The Village at Mammoth is Mammoth’s newest development, a pedestrian walking village built with ground floor commercial/retail and residential condominiums above. The Village is the first of several proposed phases of the North Village Specific Plan.
The Village at Mammoth is also a connector to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area by way of the Village Area Gondola and ski-back trail. In addition to providing access to the ski area, the Village it is also a connector for public transit making access to all other areas of town easy and convenient.
The Village at Mammoth is a meeting place for locals and visitors alike and a place that is often filled with animation such as outdoor concerts, movies, patio dining and special events.
Restaurants such as Gomez’s, Smokeyard, Campo, the Old New York Deli http://www.oldnewyork.com/, Underground, Pita Pit, and Laka Nuki are eateries found in the Village at Mammoth. Shopping and sports rental shops are also found in the village.
The Westin Monache is located at the western edge of the Village and in just a short walk one can easily access the White Bark restaurant for an elegant dining experience.
Village at Mammoth
Hidden Valley Estates
Mammoth Knolls is located just north of the Village at Mammoth and has historically been one of Mammoth’s favorite neighborhoods for locals due to is quiet setting and proximity to vast Forest Service lands. Forest Service lands bound the Mammoth Knolls on the east, west and north sides.
Mammoth Knolls is built up with mostly older single family homes, and is only a short walk to the Village at Mammoth and ski gondola.
In addition to backing to forest service lands, Mammoth Knolls also fronts to the local community center, park and tennis courts.
This neighborhood takes an active role in the community in an effort to maintain its current appeal.
The Trails is best known as Mammoth’s family neighborhood due to its location next to all of Mammoth’s local schools and Cerro Coso community college.
The Trails is appropriately named for connectivity to the Mammoth Lakes Trails System, affording the neighborhood residents walking and biking access to the rest of the community. Most students can walk from their homes to their respective schools during any season.
Most of the homes located along the northern edge of the community back to the Mammoth Industrial Park and tend to sell at prices lower than comparable homes not located along the industrial park. Homes along the southern edge of the subdivision back to open space lands and often have excellent mountain views.
Another attractive feature of The Trails is the fact that it is located on the east end of town at an elevation that is lower than the majority of Mammoth Lakes. As a result, The Trails receives less snow accumulations and experiences a greater sun exposure and higher melt rate.
The Trails I
The Trails II
The Trails III
Pine Cliff Manor
Mammoth Camp Tract 1
Mammoth Camp Tract 2
Mammoth Park Tract
Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Slopes (Photo with map)
The Mammoth Slopes neighborhood is a combination of several Mammoth Slopes subdivisions. This neighborhood is basically the area located between the Village at Mammoth and Canyon Ski Lodge.
This neighborhood benefits from proximity to the Village and Canyon Lodge, particularly those homes and condominiums at the east and west ends of the neighborhood. Generally speaking those homes closer to the Village or Canyon Lodge carry a premium over those located at the interior of the neighborhood.
Homes and condominiums in Mammoth Slopes range from average to good condition and reflect similar levels of quality. Homes located at the northern most edge of the subdivision back to Forest Service lands and often have access to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area’s ski-back trail… also a mountain biking trail in the summer.
Mammoth Slopes 1-5
Majestic Pines and Mammoth Vista are the two main subdivisions making up the “Chair 15” or “Eagle Lodge” neighborhood. These subdivisions are primarily single family homes, although there are a handful of condominium projects.
The most desirable characteristics of the Chair 15 neighborhood are the proximity to ski facilities, Sierra Star Golf Course, and of course the quietness afforded by the surrounding forests. This neighborhood does not have any significant commercial or industrial uses and is home both local residents and second home owners.
Chair 15 is one of Mammoth Mountain’s few “6-pack” ski lifts, capable of carrying up to 6 passengers per chair. This lift connects rider/skiers to either “Canyon Lodge” or “Chair 9”.
This neighborhood is at Mammoth’s western most edge and bound by Lake Mary Road on its west side. Access to Shady Rest Campground and the Mammoth Lakes Basin is easy and close.
The Mammoth Lakes trail system runs along Meridian Boulevard and provides a serine walk or bike ride to other key locations within Mammoth.
Majestic Pines 1-4
Mammoth Vista 1-4
Tyrolean Pines 1-2
Snowcreek Crest, not to be confused with Snowcreek Fairway Homes or Snowcreek Condominiums, is pocket subdivision located atop a bluff between the Starwood neighborhood and Snowcreeks I-III. This neighborhood is built up with mostly good quality single family homes which tend to be larger and better quality than many homes in Mammoth.
The southern edge of this subdivision is located along a bluff, affording these homes excellent views of the Sherwin Mountains while the north west portion of this neighborhood backs to an open space land commonly known as the “Bell Parcel”.
Homes in the neighborhood generally sell near the upper end of the sales range for Mammoth, particularly those homes on the bluff.
Central Mammoth encompasses a number of different subdivisions within Mammoth Lakes, with primary focus being those homes within close proximity to Mammoth’s commercial districts. These neighborhoods are generally congregated around Main Street and Old Mammoth Road.
Sierra Valley Sites, Sierra Vista Estates, Mammoth Heights, the Shady Rest Tract, and Mammoth Estates are the subdivisions that make up what we have categorized as Central Mammoth.
Central Mammoth is comprised of older homes, and some general commercial uses. Most of the homes in this neighborhood reflect designs and styles from the 1970’s; designs such as gambrels, A-frames, and mountain style cabins.
The Central Mammoth neighborhood is generally more affordable than other neighborhoods and is home to many Mammoth residents.
Sierra Valley Sites 1-2
Sierra Vista Estates 1-2
Mammoth Heights A and B
Shady Rest Tract
Timber Ridge Estates
Crowley Lake is a bedroom community of Mammoth Lakes and located approximately 15 miles east of town just off of Highway 395. Crowley Lake is inhabited largely by Mammoth locals, and people working in the southern communities of Mono County.
Crowley Lake allows owners the benefit of mountain living without the hustle and bustle associated with most downtown resorts. When compared to Mammoth Lakes, Crowley Lake provides residents more living area and land at attractive pricing.
There are two primary subdivisions within Crowley Lake. There is an existing subdivision making up the western half of the community. This area has a mixture of single family homes typically sitting on 1/2 to 1 acre lots. Many homes in this subdivision have mature aspen trees and year around creeks.
The eastern half of Crowley Lake is named “Sierra Springs” and is built up with newer single family homes. Nearly every home in this subdivision has good mountain views and houses built with good quality construction.
Crowley Lake has limited shopping and restaurant opportunities; however there is a general store, “Tom’s Place” restaurant, and a number of other essential services in the community.
While there is a local library and Sheriff sub-station, schools, grocery shopping and government offices are found in Mammoth Lakes or Bishop. The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority or ESTA does provide limited transportation services to Crowley Lake. (Pictures and Map)
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