Lake Tahoe Lifestyles

One of the things I love most about helping people to find the perfect resort retreat is introducing prospective buyers to the diverse Lake Tahoe lifestyle. Amenities range from golf, skiing, hiking and equestrian, and each community offers something special. This can be overwhelming to someone first exploring buying a new vacation home in Lake Tahoe and Truckee, but I know each area and the special nuances that they offer.

We have alot of year round residents because Lake Tahoe and Truckee not only offer amazing outdoor recreation, but we have a small town feel to our community. Whether you are looking for access to hiking trails, ski in and ski out properties, golf communities or mountain biking trails, I can help you find the vacation home of your dreams. Lake Tahoe and Truckee attract a diverse group of homeowners from the feeder markets of San Francisco and Sacramento to the sophisticated international vacation home buyer.

Special resort areas like Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Squaw Valley have communities surrounding a quaint village with access to restaurants, bars and shopping. Some of these areas have ski in and ski out access, and above Northstar, an exclusive community built near the Ritz Carlton has developed and offers discriminating buyers upscale homes and exclusive amenities.

Tahoe Donner offers family amenities and boasts newer architecture. Many buyers like the rustic homes found along Donner Lake. Several communities are located within close proximity to downtown Truckee with its fun night life and five star restaurants. Throughout the summer, Truckee and Tahoe City both offer Music in the Park. We kick off autumn with Oktoberfests and celebrate the snow with Snowfest celebrations. Special wine events attract homeowners to shop and taste wines in both downtown Truckee and Tahoe City. There is always an event happening that caters to the all that makes the area a popular tourist destination.

Many second home buyers enjoy the diversity of golf course properties and there are several, each attracting different needs of the homebuyer. The Tahoe City and Kings Beach Golf Courses have adjacent neighborhoods where you can purchase a home overlooking the golf courses. Other golf communities include:

Tahoe Donner is known for having lots of amenities which include golf, cross country skiing, equestrian trails, tennis and a recreation center with pool. With close proximity to Donner Lake recreation area, Tahoe Donner is a favorite for golfers who like to enjoy it all.

Lahontan is an exclusive and upscale, gated community. The private Tom Weiskopf golf course, unique architecture and amenities that include a country club, spa and private restaurant draw many discriminating buyers from around the world.

The entire family will enjoy this upscale community known for top notch amenities. Located off of 267 between Lake Tahoe and Truckee, it offers close proximity to skiing and Lake Tahoe. This private and gated community has golf course designed by Tom Fazio. Homeowners also enjoy easy access to Northstar resort. Amenities include a country club, family bbqs, bowling and outdoor entertainment.

Centrally located between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe, Northstar offers both Alpine and Nordic skiing, golfing, mountain bike park and nature trails. The golf course was designed by Robert Muir Graves. The neighborhoods surrounding the Ritz Carlton are more upscale, while homes near the golf course are older.

Schaffer's Mill is near to Martis Camp and Lahontan, offering a smaller gated community with a golf course.

People are drawn to Old Greenwood for the golfing and also because this community also offers fractional homeownership. The golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus.

With close proximity to downtown Truckee, Gray's Crossing features a Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy championship course.

All summer long, Farmers Markets are available aon different days each week in Kings Beach, Truckee and Tahoe City. Locals can find organic food, fresh seafood and fresh floral arrangements. While the area has mostly small retail establishments, Reno is only 40 minutes away and offers larger chains, casinos and weekend entertainment.

The Lake Tahoe lifestyle includes numerous cross country skiing and hiking trails all over the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. The area caters to the young and adventurous as well as the international and sophisticated buyer alike. If you would like updates on upcoming events or would like to learn more about the different amenities each neighborhood offers, contact me today!