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Welcome to Lake County! People relocating to Lake County can experience a healthy lifestyle that cannot be found in any other area of the State. Lake County has mild weather with a full four seasons and clean air. The highest peak in Lake County is Snow Mountain with an elevation of 7,056 feet in the wilderness area of the Mendocino forest.

The local economy is based on tourism, agriculture, and the geo-thermal and gold-mining industries. Lake County is a premium wine-growing area and is famous for its pears and walnuts.

The population of Lake County is 63,860 (2013). It is one of the fastest growing areas in California with affordable housing and the county population has a median age of 40.

Outdoor recreation is available year-round. The lakes in the county provide for boating, fishing, and other water sports. Other activities include bird watching, hiking, hunting, offroading, rockhounding, bicycling, and horseback riding.

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