Spring Valley, at the eastern end of Long Valley, is approximately 12 miles outside of Clearlake Oaks, off of State High way 20. The area is set in oak woodlands; Chalk Mountain is a prominent landmark. The abundant wildlife includes deer, rabbits, raccoons, Roosevelt Elk, coyotes, fox, bear, and mountain lion, plus a myriad of avian species.
There are currently 1,035 residents living in homes and ranchettes. The subdivision is a County-maintained water and road district. There is an active home owners association but membership is voluntary. Fire service is provided by the Northlake Fire Protection District and a volunteer manned fire station is located in the valley. Police service is provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; mail service is rural delivery six days per week out of the Clear lake Oaks Post Office; and Konocti Unified School District provides school bus service. Medical services include St. Helena Hospital, Clearlake and Sutter Lakeside Hospital.
Amenities include access to both BLM land and the Mendocino National Forest, an active Community Center, as well as two major creeks, Wolfe Creek and Cache Creek, and a small lake for recreational enjoyment.
Local services include a small convenience store, several real estate agents, a financial planning office, bookkeeping, notary and tax service, yard maintenance and handyman services, and heavy equipment operators. Shopping, as well as access to Clear Lake, is available in the City of Clearlake or the town of Clearlake Oaks, a short 15-minute drive away.