If this is for you only and not for rental income, then come up and I can show you what we have available "everywhere" on the water.
If you want to rent it out then south shore is your choice.
We currently have 21 homes catagorized as lake front homes in our local MLS.
There are pros and cons to the different areas and they are all tied up with your preferences.
With over 20 years od experience in Big Bear Lake servicing buyer and sellers, I will be happy to answer any of your questions in depth.
(909) 866-6161 Ask for Tina Schmitt
Each lakefront home has a different depth of water under its dock and a different view from its deck. The end of summer is a good time to view lakefront properties as the lakewater is lower now than it is in the spring. Call me and I'll set up a tour. -Jeanine Hart 909 659-6553
It really depends on personal preference. I have some clients that would prefer to be on the west side of town because the water is deeper...I have other clients that like the east end of town because you are more centrally located to the Village, Ski Slopes, and grocery stores.
I have a blog that I've been writing for several years dedicated specifically to the lakefront market in Big Bear. http://www.bigbearlakefrontinfo.com. I also know of a 5 bedroom, 5000 square foot home that's coming on the market soon.
Let me know if i can answer any questions or be of any help.
Coldwell Banker, Big Bear