Running Springs is at the top of Highway 330 or 15 minutes from Lake Arrowhead if you are coming up Highway 18. RS is mostly a residential area but has a small downtown with a Mexican restaurant or two, hardware store and a Jensen’s Market. Rocky’s sandwich shop and a bar restaurant and a gas station are just beyond the main stretch of downtown RS. And of course several real estate offices A few RE offices in downtown and several sprinkled along Highway 18. South of downtown is Don’s Auto with AAA towing. North of tow you will find a post office and a few commercial business offices. If you want a supermarket you will have to head back to Lake Arrowhead to Stater Brothers or up to the far end of Big Bear where there are several supermarkets including another Staters but Arrowhead will be your best bet. There are a few liquor/deli stores around also. RS has residential sections with gentle rolling terrain and flat lots, probably more than in most other Areas of the mountain other then Big Bear. And speaking of Big Bear, the traffic heading up to whatever event is happening in BB, runs through RS as Highways 330 and 18 merge to create traffic that can sometimes take 2 to 3 hours before you can get into BB. Same coming home from BB through RS. Running Springs is at an elevation of 6000+ so more snow and ice and more weather in general then at the lower elevations.
- Zip Code: 92382
- Elevation: 6,109 ft (1,862 m)
- Population: 4,862 (2010 Census)
- Settled by the Serrano Indians
- Total Area: 4.2 square miles
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