Playing In Lake Tahoe in the Summer


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If you’re thinking about lakefront real estate in Lake Tahoe, you’re our kind of person. The region is as enjoyable in the summer as it is in the winter – only, instead of skiing, snowboarding and hot cocoa, the summers up here provide a perfect backdrop for things like canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, and more…including, well, skiing. Water skiing.

Located right on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe often gets overlooked for the other more popularized vacation spots in these two states. But the Lake Tahoe lakefront provides a rewarding, energetic, and satisfying vacation for the whole family.

You could kayak or canoe out to Fannet Island, for instance, or take the scenic hiking trails that lead you up to Mount Tallac and some of the most picturesque views on Earth. Or you can paddle board from King’s Beach to Crystal Bay on the North Shore, or take in a round of golf on a beautifully breathtaking golf course, go horseback riding, or any number of fun things for residents.

And there are plenty of hidden gems for those who live here year round and really get to know the area over time, but we won’t spoil them here…

Of course, if you’d like to talk to us about life here in Lake Tahoe, give us a call at (530) 577-0389.

Or, if you’d rather just browse our Lake Tahoe lakefront real estate listings, please feel free!

Meyers, South Lake Tahoe’s “Gateway”

Next up on our updated neighborhood descriptions is Meyers.  Locally known as the “Gateway” to South Lake Tahoe, tourists know Meyers as the first place to stop for a quick refreshment or restroom break after making the tour along Highway 50. Like most Tahoe neighborhoods, Meyers has its share of older classic cabins and A-Frames built when a plan was in place for an area ski resort back in the 1960’s, ranch style homes, larger contemporary styles and small estates. There are approximately 475 homes within the area with an average lot size of 6,000 square feet. Many of the homes feature gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain ranges and rare Western Juniper trees. Some of the homes even back the golf course, National Forest and the Truckee River.

Popular features found throughout Meyers are the Tahoe Paradise Park, Lake Baron, developed bike lanes and two golf courses. There is also a large grocery store, restaurants, bike rentals, California Conservancy headquarters, a visitor center and the Truckee River. To learn more about the Meyers neighborhood, click here.

Tahoe Island and Tahoe Island Park Neighborhood Profile

As summer approaches, we thought it would be fun to take a refreshed look at the various neighborhoods found throughout the South and East shores of Lake Tahoe. Our first featured neighborhood is a combined area of Tahoe Island and Tahoe Island Park. This in-town area is quiet, centrally located and is made up primarily of single family residences. There are a few multi-family units scattered throughout. Entrance to this area is commonly accessed by way of 3rd Street, Tahoe Keys Blvd and from Emerald Bay Highway. Throughout the area, there are approximately 400 homes offering a variety of construction years, style and and size. The majority of these homes were built between the 1960’s and the 1980’s. During the 2000′s as folks were choosing to drive less, there was a new trend among locals to build homes closer to the lake. Now, there are a number of classy new homes throughout Tahoe Island and Tahoe Island Park. Homes throughout the area in the Tahoe Island and Tahoe Island Park area range between 1,000 to 2,000 SF of living space with an average lot being between 7,000 – 9,000 square feet. A popular reason folks love living in this neighborhood is that the general topography is level allowing “less-stress” living conditions during the winter. There are even areas within these neighborhoods with special amenities such as homes with mountain views, some backing lush alpine meadows and some even backing the tranquil sailing lagoon. Some homes even haves rights to boat docks within the Tahoe Keys Marina. Adding to the convenience of this area are nearby restaurants, shopping, and public transportation. Many residents are most enthused by the bike trails providing easy access to the Lake Tahoe beaches and recreational activities. To preview homes currently for sale in this neighborhood, click here.

South Lake Tahoe’s Tuesday Night Beach Night is Back in Action

Canoe PosterApproximately 10 years ago, we found ourselves lamenting over the fact that a glorious Lake Tahoe summer had just passed and we had not made it to the beach.  Not once.  We had let our busy schedules get in the way.  How ridiculous is that?  Here we were living in one of the world’s most sought after recreation destinations and we letting mundane routines take over our lives.  “Never again” we swore to ourselves.  At that very moment we made a vow that we would never let excuses get in the way of our living the Tahoe lifestyle so many just dream about.  Collectively a group of family and friends came up with the idea of a weekly potluck dinner at the beach.  Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Tuesday evenings after work became our focus and “no stress/no mess” was our goal.  If someone want to prepare a gourmet dinner to share – great.  If someone wanted to pick up a bucket of KFC – fabulous.  Bring your own dishes and utensils, beverage of choice and a dish to share and just get to the beach.  This was as complicated as it got.

Ten years later, we are still at it.  Some participants have moved away and new members have joined us.  Some babies are now rascally kids and new babies are appearing.  Some folks show up randomly, some are there every week.  Bald eagles fly over head, Canadian geese beg and the setting sun always puts on a show.  It’s Tuesday night in Tahoe and Beach Night is underway. Take a look and see why we are so enthralled with Tuesdays.

Must be Nearly Summer. Kingsbury Grade Construction is Almost Here.

image by theresa Souers

image by theresa Souers

Starting this May, if your Tahoe plans involve traveling over Kingsbury Grade, you should read the following information posted with the Record Courier.

“With only 200 days of actual work time to strip 13 inches of pavement and base off four miles of Kingsbury Grade, the state plans to close the highway at the summit in early May.
While residents and businesses will be able to go up the grade from Highway 50, only emergency and bus traffic will be allowed past the barrier at Tramway Drive for the first month.
The state is hosting two public meetings, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ridge Tahoe and 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Douglas High School in Minden.
The approximately $15 million project will reconstruct pavement and make drainage, safety, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting and other improvements on areas of Kingsbury Grade from just east of Daggett Summit to the intersection of Highway 50 at Stateline.

“Construction, scheduled to start in early May, will follow a very aggressive schedule to complete the project by July 4, 2015. During month directly prior to Memorial Day and another month after Labor Day, Kingsbury Grade will be closed to through traffic near the summit, just east of Tramway Drive.  Construction will also continue during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with Kingsbury Grade open to through traffic, but nighttime construction-related lane closures and delays to be expected. The road will be open with one lane in each direction during daytime hours, weekends and holidays through these summer months.
The public can sign up for construction alerts and see additional project information at or by dialing 1-844-888-ROAD.

“Kingsbury Grade is a vital thoroughfare,” NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez said. “Working with contractor Q&D Construction, we’ll reconstruct the roadway and road base to a 13-inch depth, help prevent continuing pavement deterioration from natural springs below the roadway, improve lighting and visibility and do a lot more to keep the road open, accessible and safe into the future. It’s our goal to complete this project as quickly and as effectively as possible for everyone who uses and commutes on Kingsbury.”

The project uses the construction manager at risk process, which brings project designers and contractors together at the start of the project with the goal of completing it more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively.
The first Kingsbury Grade Pavement Reconstruction Project public information meeting will be held Wednesday at the Ridge Tahoe, located at 400 Ridge Club Drive in Stateline, and the second will be held Thursday at Douglas High School located at 1670 Highway 88 in Minden.

Both meetings will provide the same information and will be held in an open format, with the public invited to attend any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. A project presentation will be given both evenings at 5:30 p.m. Comments can also be made before April 4 online at, by e-mail at or by mail to NDOT Project Manager Pedro Rodriguez, 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV., 89712.

Meeting accommodations for the disabled or those with limited English proficiency can be made by contacting (775) 888-7171.”

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