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I know so many people who have only visited Mammoth Lakes in the winter. I love the beautiful, snowy winters here as much as anyone else, but I always encourage my friends and family to visit this area in the spring, summer and fall as well. Since moving here, I’ve fallen even more in love with year-round mountain life. Here’s why:

1. You get to enjoy all four seasons.

Each time a new season begins, I say “this is my favorite season.” Then another season comes along and I say, “no, spring is my favorite season.” Then “no, summer is my favorite season.” All the way back to winter. I love each of our distinct seasons here — and it’s not just because I get to have a different wardrobe for each one (although that’s definitely a perk). It’s because each one offers such a different and amazing way to experience Mammoth Lakes.

2. It’s easy – and expected – to live an outdoorsy, active lifestyle here.

Hiker overlooking a blue mountain lake in Mammoth Lakes CA framed by pine trees

If we don’t schedule out what we want to do, we run out of time. My favorite activities are hiking, cross country skiing and road biking. I used to golf, but there are so many other things I want to do that I can’t fit it all in. Making it even better, I get to hear about my friends and acquaintances going on crazy adventures at all ages — rock climbing, mountain biking, motorcycle riding. The list goes on and on.

3. There’s endless small town charm.

Muffin and cup of coffee at Stellar Brew coffee shop in Mammoth Lakes CA

We only have five stop lights in town, and I love it. I love going to the post office and to Vons to get groceries. The more crowded, the better — it’s a social experience and so much fun to see people I know when I go out. I love that Mammoth Lakes hardly has any chain restaurants, and I love interacting with our passionate, entrepreneurial local business owners.

4. You get solitude and security.

Cabins on a bluebird winter day with feet of snow on the ground at Tamarack Lodge in Mammoth Lakes CA

I love the peace and quiet of Mammoth Lakes. Even when it’s busy in town, you can easily find solitude. Less-traveled roads and just a few minutes on a hiking trail lead to complete quiet and solitude. I love that I always feel safe in Mammoth Lakes. I only lock my front door for two reasons: to keep bears out and to keep my dog in.

5. It’s endlessly beautiful.

View of yellow trees and mountains from the Snowcreek Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes CA

Amazing beauty, blue skies, sunshine, mountain vistas… what more could you ask for? Every day I thank God for the amazing beauty all around us. Mammoth Lakes makes it easy to be grateful and present in my life. I am in constant awe of this place. I loved visiting Mammoth Lakes, but getting to see the changes in the landscape from day to day is something I’ll never take for granted.

Learn more in my Ultimate Home Buyer’s Guide. If you’d like to talk, call me at (760) 914-4664.

Photos by Josh Wray for Visit Mammoth

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Time isn’t always on your side, especially if you’re trying to time the real estate market.

Some homeowners postponed selling while they waited for prices to hit their peak. Here’s why you shouldn’t wait any longer:

💲The market is unpredictable — even experts can’t guarantee what it will do next!
☑️ You could pay more to buy your next home the longer you delay.
🤝 It’s still a great time to sell, but rising mortgage rates are beginning to slow down demand.

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What does “Months of Supply” tell us about the market?

To break it down simply:

📊Balanced Market = 6 to 7 months of supply
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