Arnold - Community Information


The Greater Arnold Area has many great features for the vacationer or full-time resident. Arnold has more than 5,000 homes and home sites, divided into various subdivisions. Some subdivisions, like Blue Lake Springs and Lakemont Pines, offer recreational opportunities in the form of lakes, swimming pools, picnic areas, tennis and basketball courts, and much more. Plus, Arnold is only a half-an-hour away from Bear Valley Ski Resort, and the many wintertime activities there. During the summer, public lakes (like White Pines, Utica and Union Reserviors, Spicer and Lake Alpine) are great places to refresh the body and soul. Shopping and wine tasting are minutes away, down the mountain, in Murphys. Nature is never too far away in Arnold, with Calaveras Big Trees State Park just up the highway, and the evergreen pines of the Stanislaus National Forest surrounding most of this mountain community.

Some basic facts about Arnold and surrounding towns.

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Arnold Communities and Amenities

Blue Lake Springs: A popular living and recreation spot built around the Sequoia Woods Country Club (a private golf course), with more than 2,000 home sites. Homeowners Amenities include Swimming Pool, Two Lakes, Four Tennis Courts, Private Restaurant, Basketball Court, Two Shuffleboard Courts, Snack Bar, Lodge with Seasonal Recreational Programs.

Meadowmont: The core area of Arnold, with around 1,500 home sites built around the highway and a public golf course. Nearby public amenities include Klines Fitness Center (homeowners get discounts and privileges here), Meadowmont Golf Course, White Pines Lake.

Lakemont Pines: A quaint corner of Arnold, with around 600 home sites surrounding a picturesque lake. Homeowners Amenities include Recreation Lake, Clubhouse, Seasonal Recreational Programs.

Fly-In Acres: A quiet area of Arnold with about 160 home sites. Homeowners Amenities include Access to Fly-In Lake, Picnic Area.

Lakeside Terrace: A quiet area right next to Fly-In Lake, with about 100 home sites. An extension of Fly-In Acres homeowners association. Homeowners Amenities include Access to Fly-In Lake, Picnic Area.

Pinebrook: A peaceful recreation spot, with 420 home sites to promote relaxation. Homeowners Amenities include Lake, RV Parking & Hookups, Baseball Field, Picnic Area.

Blue Lake South: A quiet, sunny subdivision on a hilltop overlooking Arnold and the Stanislaus canyon. About 300 home sites make up this area, but homeowners do not have access to Blue Lake Springs recreation area. Nearby public amenities include White Pines Lake, Klines Fitness Center, Meadowmont Golf Couse.

Lilac Park: A cool, shady spot near downtown Arnold, with about 200 home sites. Homeowners Amenities include Swimming Pool, Park.

Mill Woods: The newest addition to Arnold, this subdivision offers condos, townhomes, and an ever-increasing number of custom homes. Homeowners Amenities include Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, Handball Court, Picnic Area, Clubhouse, Sauna, Weight Room.

White Pines: This area is not Arnold, and retains an independent spirit. Originally a logging community, White Pines has about 70 home sites, and is one of the most affordable places to live. Nearby public amenities include White Pines Lake, Volleyball Court, Basketball Courts, Picnic Area.