How Buying a Resort Home Can Change Your Life

There can be many reasons for purchasing a second home in Lake Tahoe, but the most important factor is how it will enhance your life overall.

The Scenic Beauty of Lake Tahoe and Truckee

When buying a second home at Lake Tahoe and Truckee, you will find that many properties are adjacent to national forests or vacant parcels protected by the Tahoe Conservancy. Even when neighborhoods are dense, the foliage still gives you a great sense of privacy. Waterfront properties can be found on Lake Tahoe or on Donner Lake. Split lakefront properties can be found along the highway where docks can be waterfront, but the home is on the other side of the road. You can find valley views, mountain views and lake views. The beautiful pines and deciduous trees that change colors in autumn offers scenic beauty to any home in Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

Recreational Activities

The same properties that are adjacent to national forests provide quick access to cross country skiing in winter, and amazing hiking trails during the summer. Many homes are in ski areas and offer ski in and ski out access. During the summer, the ski areas offer excellent vertical hiking or downhill mountain biking. Finding a property near Lake Tahoe or Donner Lake gives you access to paddle boarding and boating. Many of Tahoe and Truckee's most popular communities also have golf courses. Each neighborhood is unique and some come with shared homeowner access to piers and buoys, so it is important to work with an agent that is knowledgeable about amenities.

Diversity of Neighbors

Because Lake Tahoe and Truckee attract buyers from all over the world, it is common to discover a diversity of neighbors. Each culture has bestowed some of the charm you will find living in Lake Tahoe. The Bavarian influence is immediately recognizable as many of its earliest settlers came from the alps. You may come from Marin and meet neighbors who live in the Peninsula. Buying a resort home at Lake Tahoe can actually make your world a bigger place.

Entertainment and Shopping

Resort towns compete for an influx of patrons over a smaller period of time.  Lake Tahoe may not have as many restaurants as your hometown, but you can be certain the competition drives a 5 star experience in dining. To attract tourism, Truckee and Lake Tahoe visitors associations also plan activities throughout the year so there are always festive and seasonal activities. The ski resorts also have many venues planned year round offering fun for the entire family. The local farmers markets bring artisan foods and vegetables to Lake Tahoe. While resort towns are generally smaller than the towns where buyers originate, the local entertainment and shopping are often world class.

Contact Me Today!

I'd love to help you find the perfect setting for your second home. Feel free to create a Listing Watch profile on my website to be notified of properties meeting your criteria. I am available for any questions you may have about the nuances of buying a resort property at Lake Tahoe. I look forward to speaking with you today!