It’s not uncommon to mention the Highland Woods neighborhood to visitors and in return, have them slowly take on a perplexed look. Although located right in the middle of South Lake Tahoe, this neighborhood is a pleasant surprise to those who happen upon it.
As you travel along Lake Tahoe Blvd from the ‘Y’ toward Al Tahoe, Highland Woods is hidden along the left side of Lake Tahoe Blvd. Turn left onto Lodi or Sussex and you will soon enter a neighborhood of manicure lawns and charming homes within walking distance to a gorgeous meadow leading to the waters of Lake Tahoe. This is Highland Woods. The level topography throughout the neighborhood offers an ideal opportunity for strolling, biking and winter driving. And while you are at it, you might just notice something missing. There are no power lines overhead! Residents of Highland Woods are within a few short minutes to South Lake Tahoe amenities such as Heavenly skiing, sandy Lake Tahoe beaches, dining, shopping, public transportation and grocery stores. Nearby bike trails wander around the area and area a popular source of local transportation during the warmer months. At the same time, one can wander out to the nearby meadow to quietly observe nature’s gifts. Coyotes can be seen prancing in the meadow, Canadian Geese settle in for the evening and the nature preserve provides superior bird watching opportunities. Bordering three sides of Highland Woods are the Upper Truckee River, the Truckee Marsh and Trout Creek
There are approximately 210 homes in this neighborhood with the average being a three bedroom, two bath homes with approximately 1,500 square feet of living space. The median and average price points for this area range from $418,000-$460,000. The neighborhood is a blend of full and part time residents with a few vacation rentals throughout. Most of the homes are on 5,000 square foot lots although those along the perimeter may feature meadow and some lake views. Within Highland Woods, there is a planned unit development consisting of small chalets sharing a common green space and parking areas. The homes are fee simple yet there is a small HOA that takes care of snow removal and garbage. Closer to the Lake Tahoe Blvd section of Highland Woods, one can find some multi-family units including duplexes and small apartments.
Check out the year end market report for 2018 for the Highland Woods neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe.
Highland Woods Homes for Sale
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