Truckee Downtown & Gateway

VOTED one of The Best 10 Mountain Towns in America, Located 185 miles east of San Francisco, 15 miles north of Lake Tahoe and only 34 miles west of Reno NV.  Truckee is a fantastic recreational area set in the beautiful high Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of six thousand feet.  A beautiful forested region filled with lakes, streams, meadows, trails, parks, campgrounds, and all-season resorts in a spectacular alpine setting. The Truckee downtown area is the business hub of the High Sierra, as well as the transportation center for the district. Many seasonal events attract vacationers and second home residents to the area, Truckee’s Historic Downtown is a enchanting spot for shops, restaurants, music spots, and a visitor’s center. Much of the downtown real estate is for commercial use, with some private home and some vacant parcels. The Gateway area of Truckee is nearer schools, shopping, restaurants, and banking. Truckee Donner PUD serves this area for water and power, Truckee Sanitary District for sewer and Southwest for natural gas.  Over 10 ski areas are located within 45 minutes from Truckee and eight of those are only 15 miles away from downtown.  Click here to view all available Truckee real estate listings 

Glenshire / Devonshire

The Glenshire Devonshire area typically receives less snow and more sun than other areas of Truckee and is located a few miles east from downtown Truckee. Just a 25-minute commute to Reno, Glenshire is very popular with full-time residents. The Glenshire community features the area’s newest elementary school opened in 1996. There are approximately 1400 lots. The residence mix is approximately 80% full-time residents and 20% second homeowners. Truckee Sanitary District sewer, Southwest natural gas, Truckee Donner PUD for water and Sierra Pacific for power, serves the area. The Glenshire Homeowner Association amenities include a swimming pool, wading pool, clubhouse, equestrian easements, and tennis courts. All positioned around the beautiful Glenshire Pond. There is the local Glenshire store, preschool and ballet studio. Subdivisions located within Glenshire include Cambridge Estates, The Meadows, Juniper Hills and Juniper Creek Ranch. Boca and Stampede reservoirs are just minutes from the subdivision. For more information you can visit
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Sierra Meadows / Ponderosa Palisades / Martiswoods Estates / Olympic Heights

These areas make up many several neighborhoods that are conveniently located nearer the Truckee Airport, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Downtown Truckee and accessible from Brockway Road (Old Hwy 267). Many sites are nicely wooded with some views, and offer a quiet neighborhood for those wanting more natural surroundings. Sierra Meadows has a homeowners association with tennis courts and pool and Ponderosa Fairway neighborhood surrounds a 9-hole golf course. Ponderosa Ranchos is zoned for horses and is located close to miles of riding trails. The Ponderosa Ranchos and Martiswoods Estates neighborhoods offer 1-acre home sites with underground utilities. These subdivisions are served mostly by private septic systems, Southwest for natural gas and Truckee Donner PUD for power and water. Olympic Heights is comprised of nearly 200 parcels that are primarily quarter acre lots. Located between downtown Truckee and Glenshire and located on a sunny south-facing hill off Glenshire Drive, Olympic Heights offers some incredible views of the Martis Valley, Northstar-At-Tahoe ski resort and the train route. A few vacant lots remain in this smaller subdivision and many properties in the area receive all day sun.. Homes are also on septic systems and are served by natural gas or propane and Truckee Donner PUD water.

Ponderosa Ranchos is mainly one-acre home sites with underground utilities. Most sites nicely treed with some views and zoned for horses. Close to the Truckee airport, Northstar-at-Tahoe and town in a lower snow area.
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Prosser Lakeview / Prosser Heights and Pannonia Ranchos / Russell Valley

Located off of Highway 89 North, this area offers a quieter side of Truckee with lots of mature trees and plentiful snowfall. Close to Prosser Lake, this beautifully wooded area offers access to fishing and camping and miles of mountain biking and equestrian trails. Most properties located on Prosser Dam Road and in Pannonia Ranchos are zoned for horses. To the north of this area lies Russell Valley, with large parcels that allow for horses with plentiful sun and outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. The area is served by private septic and wells.
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Tahoe Donner®

Tahoe Donner®, a planned recreational community originally developed by Dart Resorts in the early 70s, is the perfect recreational retreat or primary residential area for everyone! A large mountain subdivision is located on over 4,000 acres of forested land and divided into 11 residential units. Offering approximately 6,100 home sites, nearly 85% of those have homes completed on them. Several areas offer convenient condominium units as well. With roughly 61 miles of roadways and an elevation that climbs to over 7,000 ft., there is a wonderful mixture of mature fir and pine trees. This popular area also offers pristine meadows, mountain streams and panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. Tahoe Donner® is owned by the property owners and features recreational amenities such as a campground, equestrian center and trails which double as the cross country facility in the winter, downhill ski area, a snow play area and an marvelous 18-hole championship golf course. A clubhouse/association office, outdoor swimming pools plus an year-round adult lap pool, tennis courts, a private beach marina at Donner Lake with boat facilities, hiking and biking trails and the Trout Creek recreational center complete with gym, sauna, spa and steam room. The area also offers nearly 1600 acres of greenbelt areas, park and recreation areas inside Tahoe Donner®. There is an added 2,000 acres adjoining the western boundary of the subdivision, which is currently being used as open space and adjoins the Tahoe National Forest. These open spaces and greenbelt areas offer over ten miles of hiking and biking trails.
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North Lake Tahoe’s only private golf club community, it was conceived for those who have an appreciation for the most rare and finest of life’s pleasures. It offers you and your family a very distinctive opportunity to enjoy an incomparable golf and living experience – for now and for generations to come. Lahontan is a four-season, premier 720-acre resort community featuring beautiful majestic pines everywhere. Play the championship 18-hole golf course, visit the gracefully designed lodge, health spa and fitness center! Lahontan is the perfect place to explore some of the best that life has to offer.
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Northstar, a year-round resort community, is located minutes from Lake Tahoe. Amenities of this re-developed area include an 18-hole golf course, cross country ski center, a fabulous downhill ski area perfect for all abilities, swimming pool, saunas, spa, weight room, tennis courts, an equestrian center, a conference center, restaurants and shops. Northstar has become THE destination resort for the Truckee/Tahoe area. Tahoe Mountain Resorts has developed two new communities in Northstar – ski-in/ski-out residences on the mid-mountain and the new Village that features elegant condominiums, retail shops, restaurants, and an ice rink. Experience The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe luxury hotel and discover the pristine beauty of this breathtaking region. From its crystal-clear lake to its legendary skiing, hiking and golfing to fine dining and indulgent spa – this luxury hotel in Lake Tahoe puts it all within steps of your door.  Featuring ski-in, ski-out access, a luxurious Spa and Fitness area, exceptional dining and impeccable service, The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe welcomes you to a sophisticated mountain retreat unlike any other. 

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Donner Lake/ Armstrong/Biltz Tract

Located on the west end Truckee, the charming Donner Lake community offers breathtaking views of Donner Lake and the Pacific Crest as well as plenty of outdoor activities. Residents include primary and second homeowners and most are within a short distance of the lake. The Donner Lake area is bordered by the Donner Memorial State Park on the east and Donner Summit on the west and draws both history buffs and nature seekers. The rocky crags above the lake the granite are a popular spot for rock climbers. At the west end of the lake, the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District maintains West End Beach with a snack bar, a playground and a public boat launch. They also host a special July 4th firework celebration for locals only. Visitors can purchase a season pass or pay per use. Some homeowners may join the Donner Lake Property Owners Beach Club with an initiation fee and annual dues. The properties at Donner Lake serve as a fantastic year round rental income area as well.
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Serene Lakes/Donner Summit

Serene Lakes, the largest subdivision of the Donner Summit, is nestled just off old Historic Highway 40 with several ski areas nearby. The area offers some lake view homes and lots, as well as locations tucked into the trees further from the lake. Its proximity to the Royal Gorge ski area and quiet forests, make it the perfect place for a mountain getaway! Click here to view all available Donner Summit real estate listings





Sierraville / Calpine / Loyalton / Portola

Just 25 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89, the large picturesque Sierra Valley in Plumas-Sierra County is the largest alpine valley in North America, yet offers a genuine small town country feel. Homes are available in Sierraville, Calpine, Loyalton and Portola, where smaller ranches are located amidst between larger working ranches.
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Squaw Valley

World famous Squaw Valley is located 5 miles west of Tahoe City in Placer County and was the site of the 1960 Olympic Games. Squaw Valley is celebrated for its world-class skiing, recreation and spectacular views. The picturesque valley is surrounded by magnificent peaks towering over 9,000 feet and offers beautiful summer destination spots golfing, horseback riding and mountain-biking. The Village at Squaw Valley offers high-end condominium properties at the base of the mountain as well.
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Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows resides just south of Squaw Valley and continues to be one of the hidden treasures of the Lake Tahoe basin. Alpine Meadows is situated amongst aspens, firs, pines, and maple trees that offer a whispering music and magnificent pallet of colors in the fall. Quiet neighborhoods frame incredible scenery yet are minutes away from the Tahoe City night life. Alpine Meadows ski area is a favorite among locals for its constant generous snowfall, lighter crowds and incredible runs!
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Tahoe City

Tahoe City offers fine restaurants, nightlife, shopping, a marina and many choices for world class skiing nearby. It can be a busy area, particularly in the summer months, as it is the connecting “hub” of the North Shore and sits on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Housing varies widely from small convenient condominiums all the way to Tahoe Estates on the lake. The north shore area is served by North Tahoe PUD water and natural gas.
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Homewood and Tahoma are on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore- the more heavily wooded section of Lake Tahoe. These tucked away spots offer old Tahoe charm with classic cabins to large homes and Homewood ski resort, a local favorite. The lake views in this area are fantastic and the neighborhood is more casual with a small-town feel..
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Kings Beach/Tahoe Vista

Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista are some of the last sections of Lake Tahoe that are gentrifying, spurred by the flurry of development in recent years. Their proximity to the Highways 267 and 28, the new restaurants, galleries, lakeside resort developments, and shopping areas all add to the area’s growing popularity. An elementary school and park is located within the area and is served by the incredible Bots & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Click here to view all available North Lake Tahoe real estate listings  




















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