Neighborhood Spotlight: Truckee

Posted by GrangerGroup on June 16th, 2016

Located in Nevada County, California and situated only fifteen miles north of fabulously beautiful Lake Tahoe, the town of Truckee is a nearly perfect place to live. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and with amenities not often found in a town its size, Truckee has much to offer its residents, whether current or prospective. 


Truckee’s downtown is a favorite spot for residents and visitors alike. It is filled with historic buildings that have been lovingly restored. During the summer, events like Truckee Thursdays and the regular Wednesday night concerts in the park are held, and the main street is sometimes closed to allow local vendors set up to sell their wares. The downtown offers residents and visitors a wide range of intriguing shops that include art galleries, fashion boutiques, sporting goods stores and a host of delightful restaurants as well. There are also several museums in Truckee and the surrounding area featuring artwork, history, and even something for the kids. 

The Great Outdoors

The gorgeous scenery around Truckee is for more than viewing. Outdoors sports of almost any kind are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Whether you are fishing, paddle boarding, boating or simply enjoying the lake, beautiful Donner Lake has much to offer. The Truckee River is a favorite of fishermen, too. There are even several local outdoor guide companies offering whitewater rafting and kayaking for the more adventurous lover of water sports. 

There are fifteen golf courses and a number of excellent skiing resorts. During the winter, sports include sledding, ice skating and even sled dog tours. Favorite summer sports include biking, hiking, camping, fishing and riding. 

Peace of Mind

If security is an issue, living in Truckee is an exceptional choice. Truckee’s crime rate is lower than seventy-four percent of the rest of the US and is actually decreasing. 

The population of Truckee is approximately 16,000 people and the number of schools is proportional, with less than 4,000 students. With two high schools, one middle school, and four elementary schools, all public, school scores still remain high. 

Permanent Residence in Truckee

Although Truckee is an exceptional place to visit, it is a fantastic place to live. With a median home price of 3,000, Truckee is a particularly wonderful choice for the buyer searching for Lake Tahoe luxury real estate. Homes in Truckee are a good investment too, and have shown a nine percent increase in median price just over the last year.

About the Company:

Granger Groupis a leading real estate company in Northern California, driven by honesty, integrity & professionalism. Linda Granger has a well-earned reputation for top-tier real estate service in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. Granger Group’s team believes in delivering the highest-quality care to buyers and sellers throughout Lake Tahoe, from Truckee, CA to Incline Village, NV and beyond.

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