At the doorstep of Angeles National Forest, a beautiful, mountainous community dotted with horse ranches remains a somewhat hidden gem. In Los Angeles County, only about 20 minutes northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace is a rare treasure – a community with both a rural and an urban side, near one of the most dynamic cities in the country, and a relative bargain compared to the rest of the LA area.
If you decide to rent an apartment in Lake View Terrace, be prepared to live in Horse Country – this is one of the few residential areas in LA that allow private homes to keep horses. The Orcas-Gabreieleno Equestrian Center is part of the larger Hansen Dam Park, which is also home to the Hansen Dam Aquatic Denter. The large park also includes picnic areas with barbecue pits, ball fields, and a playground.
Just 10 minutes from Angeles National Forest, those selecting Lake View Terrace apartments can enjoy an active and adventurous outdoor lifestyle. This vast forest covers 655,387 acres and includes two ski areas, 66 campgrounds, 697 miles of hiking trails, and three OHV areas. There are also 10 lakes and over 200 rivers and streams. Activities include mountain climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, camping, swimming, skiing, and more.