Photo by Jim Sneddon
Canyon Lake is one of only five gated cities in California. It is truly unique and beautiful. It began as a master-planned community developed by Corona Land Company in 1968. The actual lake was originally formed in 1927 after Railroad Canyon Dam was built. It covers 383 acres and has 14.9 miles of shoreline. The “City of Canyon Lake” was incorporated on December 1, 1990. The City has a population of 10,647 and geographically spans 4.6 square miles. The crime rate in Canyon Lake is below the national average per capita.
Besides the lake, the community is known for its 10-acre equestrian facilities and country club living. The types of houses in Canyon Lake are varied. They range from condos and townhouses , to smaller single story residences, gorgeous multi-million dollar luxury homes and waterfront homes. The community has a lodge and swimming pool, tennis courts, seven beaches, seven parks, parking lots, golf course and common dock areas.