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171 Commercial Real Estate Listings in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA

Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Commercial Real Estate

There are currently 170 commercial listings available in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA. These listings include 112 commercial spaces that encompass a total of 629,293 square feet. Available commercial spaces in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA range in size from 5 square feet to 39,870 square feet. A total of 108 off-market commercial properties located in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA are also available for research.

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Lake Forest, CA Commercial Real Estate Market Overview

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The city of Lake Forest, Calif., is located in Orange County, and neighbors the county’s most populous city — Anaheim. It’s also part of the bustling Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan statistical area (MSA) — the second-largest in the U.S. — although Lake Forest itself is a small city with less than 100,000 residents. The city got its name from two man-made lakes that offer picturesque views and amenities for multiple sports and social events, as well as from a man-made eucalyptus forest within city limits.

So, if you’re looking for commercial real estate with a suburban feel that’s also within reach of one of California’s most competitive markets, Lake Forest might be worth looking into.

Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Commercial Inventory Breakdown

In 2022 the Lake Forest, Orange County, CA commercial real estate market totaled 2,333,682 square feet of office spaces, 2,042,949 square feet of office spaces with retail, and 5,983,823 square feet of industrial space.

Office Spaces

Total: 2,333,682 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 1,034,825 SqFt 44.34% of total office
100k to 500k SqFt 1,298,857 SqFt 55.66% of total office
By class:
Class A 674,586 SqFt 28.91% of total office
Class B 1,659,096 SqFt 71.09% of total office

Class A office space holds a 28.91% share of the overall Lake Forest, Orange County, CA office market, while Class B office assets make up approximately 71.09%.


Total: 5,983,823 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 1,026,046 SqFt 17.15% of total industrial
100k to 500k SqFt 4,957,777 SqFt 82.85% of total industrial
By class:
Class A 5,918,597 SqFt 98.91% of total industrial
Class B 65,226 SqFt 1.09% of total industrial
There are 4,957,777 square feet of commercial real estate properties between 100k to 500k square feet, representing 82.85% of the Lake Forest, Orange County, CA industrial inventory.

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 2,042,949 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF
By square footage range:
50k to 100k SqFt 431,531 SqFt 21.12% of total office with retail
100k to 500k SqFt 1,611,418 SqFt 78.88% of total office with retail

Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Currently Available Listings & Spaces

Number of Available Listings
City Property Type Count of listings Total SF
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Office 33 424,977
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Retail 14 62,283
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Industrial 19 69,583
Lake Forest, Orange County, CA Other 64 584,513
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Current local active listing encompass 1,141,356 square feet of commercial space for lease in Lake Forest. There are 33 active office listings, which amount to 424,977 square feet and account for 25% of commercial spaces on the market. Local retail availability includes 62,283 square feet across 14 listings. Current industrial offerings on the market amount to 69,583 square feet across a total of 19.

Employment in Lake Forest, CA

Employed Population 46,874

Employed population - Industry % Distribution

Management, business, science, and arts occupations


Sales and office occupations


Service occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations


Production, transportation, and material moving occupations


In 2020, roughly 54% of a total of 46,874 employed in Lake Forest worked in Management, business, science, and arts occupations, followed by 20% in Sales and office occupations and 16% in Service occupations.

Income per capita $52,017  Median household income $118,888

Household income


Under $50k


$50k - $100k


$100k - $200k


Over $200k

The median household income in Lake Forest stands at $118,888, with per capita income at $52,017. Households earning between $50k and $100k represent 24% of the total, while those earning over $200k make up 22%. Approximately 15% of Lake Forest households earn less than $50k per year.

Commuting in Lake Forest, CA

Mean travel time to work 27 minutes

Means of transportation to work


Driving alone




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Work at Home

*Universe: Workers 16 and over

Education in Lake Forest, CA

High school grad or higher 95%

Bachelor's degree or higher 51%

Population by minimum level of education


No degree


High school


Some College





*Universe: Workers 25 and over

An estimated 95% of Lake Forest residents aged 25 or over hold a high school degree or higher. Of those, 13% are high school graduates, 31% attended some college, 33% earned a bachelor's degree, with an additional 18% holding post-graduate degrees.

Lake Forest, CA Demographics

As of 2020, Lake Forest had a total population of 85,529, with a median age of 39.90 years. Roughly 67.20% of the total population was between the ages of 16 and 64 years old.