North Lake Tahoe Lakefront Communities
Tahoe City + Dollar Point + Agate Bay + Carnelian Bay + Tahoe Vista + Kings Beach + Crystal Bay + Incline Village
The North Shore of Lake Tahoe encompasses some very distinct communities starting at Tahoe City, CA and moving north along Hwy 28 to Incline Village, NV.
Tahoe City is perched on the shore of Lake Tahoe at the headwaters of the Truckee River (Lake Tahoe’s only outlet). Tahoe City features a walkable downtown with delectable restaurants and shops, a paved trail system that runs along the lake shore, through Commons Beach and on for miles along your choice of lake or river. Featuring easy access to Homewood, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City is a great Lake and Ski community. Summer activities include all the local water sports, Outdoor lakeside concerts, Movies at the beach, Farmers’ Market, Lakeside camping, Back country hiking and mountain biking.
From Dollar Point through Agate Bay, Carnelian Bay and Tahoe Vista, home seekers will find properties with easy lake and forest access. Each of these neighborhoods perch quite nicely between the water and the mountain offering a plethora of activities in both summer and winter. For a humorous breakdown of each community's personality, see the North Lake Tahoe Visitor's Bureau Neighborhood Profiles >>
King's Beach, Crystal Bay and Incline Village comprise Tahoe's Banana Belt communities as most of the neighborhoods benefit from morning through evening sun. White sand beaches are a feature at this end of the lake, as well. From the laid-back atmosphere through casino-studded Crystal Bay to prestigious Incline Village, these towns each feature exquisite lake views and access to wide stretches of picturesque beaches. Although all the ski resorts in the Basin are accessible from here, the local mountains are Northstar, Diamond Peak and Mt. Rose Ski Resorts.
Westshore Lakefront Communities
Sunnyside + Homewood + Tahoe Pines + Chamberlands + Tahoma + Meeks Bay + Rubicon Bay
The wonderfully low-key string of smaller Tahoe communities interspersed with state parks along Hwy. 89 is collectively known as the West Shore. With a compelling history a deep-woods aesthetic, Tahoe's West Shore is where you will find treasures such as Sugar Pine Point State Park, one of the most magical parks at the Lake.
You will find the Tahoe Maritime Museum, Homewood Ski Resort, West End Cafe and Inn and Chambers Landing, est. 1875, the region’s oldest bar. This side of the lake attracted the Washoe Indians, Lake Tahoe’s earliest residents reportedly 9,000 years ago. Several years later, gold rush miners came to relax. Current residents are seeking a more peaceful and rustic experience of Tahoe.