Over the past 50 years the town of Arnold has grown from serving loggers to those seeking a quiet sanctuary. Including the towns around Arnold the population is about the same as the elevation, 4,200. With today’s conveniences and yesterdays classic mountain lifestyle, Arnold offers the best of both worlds.
Just up the road is Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where visitors can explore groves of massive, ancient trees. Arnold is the home of the peaceful country club and golf course at Sequioa Woods. Bear Valley winter skiing and Bear Valley Music Festival in the summer entice many from Arnold up into Alpine county. In the mid 1960s with the development of the Bear Valley recreation areas and several subdivisions (many with private lakes, pools and recreational facilities), modern-day greater Arnold began to take shape. Continued growth has resulted in thousands of primary and secondary homes.