Lifestyle of Lake Tahoe

The best part about Lake Tahoe and Truckee is that both offer a diversity of lifestyles and amenities so there is something for everyone. Many residents enjoy year round living because it is a small community that offers a level of neighborly interaction not available in the big cities. Outdoor enthusiasts especially love the area because of the hiking trails, golfing, skiing and mountain biking trails.

Each community also offers much diversity. Tahoe Donner is popular for families who enjoy top notch amenities and newer architecture. Donner Lake appeals to buyers seeking more rustic living and easy access to Donner Lake. Downtown Truckee offers excellent night life and restaurants. Old Town Truckee attracts people from all over the world because of the shops and excellent cuisine. Music in the Oark is available in Truckee and on Commons Beach in Tahoe City during the summer.

Squaw Valley and Northstar are great communities with ski in and ski out access, international retail shops and restaurants. There are also many golf courses with neighborhoods such as Tahoe City and Kings Beach adjacent to public courses. Golf course communities include:

This is an upscale and gated community featuring a private Tom Weiskopf golf course and other amenities such as a country club, spa and private restaurant.

Tahoe Donner has many amenities which include golf, cross country skiing, equestrian, tennis and a recreation center with pool. It is also close to Donner Lake recreation area.

Off of Highway 267, Northstar includes both Alpine and Nordic skiing, golfing, rock wall climbing, mountain bike park and nature trails. Northstar offers a diversity of neighborhoods, some are upscale and near the Ritz Carlton, while others located around the golf course are older.

An upscale, family oriented neighborhood, Martis Camp is centrally located off of 267 between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. With a private and gated golf course, Martis Camp also has private access to Northstar ski resort. The golf course was designed by Tom Fazio and homeowners have numerous country club and family oriented amenities that include bbqs, bowling and outdoor entertainment.

This gated golf course community is adjacent to Martis Camp and Lahontan and is smaller .

Old Greenwood features a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course with luxury homes and fractional ownership.

Close to downtown Truckee, Gray's Crossing features a Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy championship course. is a residential community built around a Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy championship golf course.

There are numerous cross country skiing and hiking trails all over the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area and some communities are closer to trails than others. The Lake Tahoe lifestyle caters to the young and adventurous as well as the international and sophisticated buyer. We also have Farmers Markets in Kings Beach, Truckee and Tahoe City once a week throughout the summer so you can find organic food, fresh seafood and beautiful floral arrangements.

You will love owning a vacation home in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area. I'd be happy to send you information about upcoming events and prospective listings. Contact me today!