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Get to know Truckee

From a long-ago railway stop to a thriving destination and growing community for those who love to soak in the outdoors, Truckee has come a long way. Incorporated in 1993 in Nevada County, CA, the town was first known as Gray’s Station in 1863. While locals honor their old West history, they thrive on the cool town Truckee has become. Truckee has a variety of neighborhoods within reasonable distance to amenities and just a step away from the great outdoors. Donner Lake is on the west end of town attracting young adults because it’s close to the lake and ski resorts. Armstrong Tract is also close to Donner Lake and I-80. It’s more affordable and near midtown Truckee’s shopping and restaurants. Just 15 minutes to either downtown Truckee or Lake Tahoe is Mountainside Northstar. Homes here are accessible to skiing, hiking, biking, snow shoeing, skating, restaurants and shopping. Residents can take the TART (Truckee Tahoe Area Regional Transit) system to and from work with service in Truckee as well as to Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Crystal Bay and Incline Village. There’s also a Winter Park and Ride program available during winter ski season. Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Truckee’s pioneering spirit lives today in its local art, quaint boutiques and galleries, and culinary destinations from casual to fine dining. Truckee has truly come into its own and is a neighborhood offering a rural feel for those longing for the fresh mountain air.

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Living in the Lake Tahoe Area

Lake Tahoe is big and deep, and the area around it contains multitudes. Two states (with two very different philosophies) share it, and the cities that hug its shore have their own impressive personalities. There are Old West mountain towns, high-rise party palaces, perfectly rustic ski villages, and ritzy hotels and residence clubs that are cities unto themselves. In the areas that aren’t set aside as nature preserves, great homes — and great second homes — climb up into the forests where their residents relax in some of the world’s most beautiful surrounds. The lake is an unblemished sapphire in the greenest of settings, and each community puts its love and respect for nature first. In the winter, the area can be blanketed by some of the deepest snowfall on the continent, and the summers open up miles of trails, rafting and fishing in the rivers, and a distinctly Tahoe boating culture.