The town is also home to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, which lies just a few miles outside of the downtown.

Welcome to Arnold

Where serenity meets adventure

Nestled amid the breathtaking Sierra Mountains, you'll find a collection of communities embodying tranquility and family-centered living in Arnold. Welcome to a life of opulent peace in a setting that connects you to both nature and numerous amenities. From the scents of pine and cedar to the gentle mountain breezes, each neighborhood offers an idyllic experience tailored to elevate your sense of living. Here, the scenery is a permanent backdrop to a life well-lived, and the opportunities for enjoyment are as boundless as the mountainous horizon.

What to Love

  • A coveted getaway spot for seasonal vacations
  • Tee off in style at world-class golf course communities
  • A paradise for winter and summer outdoor activities galore
  • Riverfront views with endless recreational possibilities
  • Fantastic dining, shopping, and luxurious resorts

Local Lifestyle

Awake to the panoramic beauty of resort-style living as you discover a host of activities at your doorstep. Your day could commence with a morning on the golf course, move on to a mid-day rafting adventure on the rivers, and conclude with an exquisite meal in a gourmet restaurant. Whether it's winter skiing or summer kayaking, the seasons here are simply chapters in a year-round narrative of luxury and enjoyment. Let's not forget about the boutique shops that make shopping a rich and unique experience. Here, every day is both a getaway and a homecoming.

Dining and Entertainment

Experience an excellent meal at Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen, or sip and relish in the cozy environment of Bistro Espresso. Both establishments offer a feast for the senses, blending sumptuous menus with an enchanting ambiance.

Navigate the greens in style at the Sequoia Woods Country Club, where you’ll find an 18-hole course full of challenging terrain. Encircled by towering sequoia trees, this golf course is a sanctuary for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The layout challenges yet rewards, all while providing stunning vistas.

Things to Do

Immerse yourself in nature's majesty at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The towering giant sequoias provide an awe-inspiring environment, perfect for hiking or picnicking. Along the curated trails, each step is a lesson in history and an invitation for spiritual renewal. Whether you choose to camp overnight or simply indulge in an afternoon hike, you’re guaranteed to leave with a fuller spirit and a camera roll filled with moments to remember.

Up the ante on your winter retreats at Bear Valley Ski Resort. With impeccable trails and a delightful après-ski atmosphere, the resort ensures each ski trip is unforgettable. Whether you're a ski enthusiast or a first-timer, you'll appreciate the thrill of this winter wonderland. As you take the chairlift to the top, prepare to descend into a world of unblemished snow and pure exhilaration. It's not just about the sport but also about the memories you’ll create as you sip hot cocoa in the comforting lodge afterward.

Arnold Rim Trail is another beloved spot for an outdoor adventure, with its many meandering paths perfect for biking, hiking, or equestrian use. Continue your outdoor journey at Lake Alpine Recreation Area, where you’ll find stunning vistas amidst soaring pine trees.

The adventure keeps flowing at the Stanislaus River. Whether you're fishing or kayaking, the river provides a playground for both thrill-seekers and serenity chasers. With a rich aquatic life and rapids that quicken the pulse, this river will make every weekend feel like a mini-vacation.

Don’t miss the 4th of July festivities in Arnold, with a fun-filled parade, tons of great food, and a fantastic fireworks show. Ring in the festive cheer at Christmas at Wine Pines Lake with a holiday parade, pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, and much more.


  • Hazel Fischer Elementary School
  • Avery Middle School
  • Bret Harte High School

Overview for Arnold, CA

4,366 people live in Arnold, where the median age is 61.6 and the average individual income is $43,757.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

61.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Arnold, CA

Arnold has 1,936 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arnold do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,366 people call Arnold home. The population density is 81.57 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.4 / 51.6%

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  • High School Degree
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Schools in Arnold, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arnold. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hazel Fischer Elementary
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