Lakeport is located on the west shore of Clear Lake about two hours north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento. The city has a distinctive,

Small-town character with strong community values, a business-friendly attitude and an emphasis on promoting quality of life. A tourist and recreational destination, the city hosts numerous activities and events throughout the year including world-class bass fishing tournaments,

Wine festivals, a seaplane fly-in, cultural entertainment, concerts in the park, biking, water sports, bird watching, fine dining, and much more.

As the oldest incorporated community in Lake County (1888), and as the county seat, the city is the regional center of commerce and governmental activity for the area. State Highways 20, 29 and 175 provide scenic access to the area. Lampson Airport is located two miles to the south.

Lakeport has a population of slightly over 5,100 residents with neighborhoods surrounding a historic downtown area, a land area of 2.7 square miles and median age of 40.8 years. The city’s retail trade population is over 35,000 people. Commercial areas are located along the city’s arterial roadways, away from residential neighborhoods.

According to a recent business climate and community assessment:

  • Lakeport is an alternative to big city living
  • Lakeport’s downtown offers a unique ambience with lakefront vistas, and the Historic Courthouse Museum Square
  • Lakeport is designated a California Main Street City
  • Lakeport is home to many businesses that attract hundreds of area shoppers to the community each day
  • Lakeport has an impressive mix of businesses that serve the everyday needs of local residents and workers

Lakeport offers great access to Clear Lake – the largest natural freshwater lake located entirely within California – with several free public boat ramps, making it popular for fishing, bird watching, sailing and kayaking. Motels, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds and vacation rental accommodations are available.

With a broad array of entertainment, quality housing and accommodations, unique events, and friendly people, Lakeport offers variety to all while maintaining the quintessential charm of a small town. Residents enjoy excellent schools and many extracurricular activities for children. Mendocino College offers a full curriculum of courses year-round at its Lake Center campus.

Lakeport’s wonderful weather and exceptional environment make it quite simply a great place to live, work and visit.

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