Lake Tahoe Neighborhoods & Subdivisions

Agate Bay

A very comfortable neighborhood with moderate to high-priced homes in wooded settings. Homes in this area have excellent rental histories due to the Sun Club pier and pool and two tennis court locations. Lakefronts are close to the highway with easy access.

Alpine Meadows

Located just past Squaw Valley on Highway 89 south sits the charming area of Alpine Meadows. Alpine also caters to the full-time and part-time resident. Known more for its reputation of skiing, Alpine draws the more advanced skiers to their mountain and is a local favorite. Number of home sites and condominiums are smaller when compared to some of the other larger ski resorts making it a desirable place to buy.

Carnelian Bay

Carnelian Bay is located right in the middle of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Boating is to Carnelian Bay what blue is to Lake Tahoe. In summer, it is life. The Sierra Boat Company a premier US wooden boat builder, opened here in 1952. Annually boat fanatics from around the country trailer their classic woodies to the Concours d’Elegance boat show for a weekend of nostalgic cruising. Carnelian’s two state beaches belong again to dogs, kayakers and sunset seekers. In winter, Carnelian Bay’s central location puts you in decision-making mode; regardless of whether you turn right or left, you’ll be aimed toward the North Shore’s 12 ski resorts.


Chamberlands is a vacation-oriented community. With the pool, tennis and bussing to beach and nearby ski areas, it is desirable for rentals in both summer and winter. Values are reflected in some degree as to whether or not the home has “joined” the Chamberlands Beach and Mountain Club amenities but all have access to one portion of the beach and the public restaurant. Lakefront homes in this area are very prestigious.

Dollar Point

Dollar Point is a prestigious, higher priced subdivision. Amenities include a beach, pier, buoys, pool, two tennis court locations and club house.

Homewood Mountain

Homewood Mountain Resort owns over 1260 acres of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in the Sierras. Located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe featuring incredible views of Lake Tahoe. Home wood is in the process of a new master plan featuring new day lodges, lifts, housing, retail and vacation rentals. Homes are available within minutes of this area that is referred to by locals as “Tahoe’s Best kept Secret”.

 Kings Beach

Kings Beach is located on the California/Nevada border on North Lake Tahoe. Set against a vibrant blend of colors, flavors and textures, Kings Beach is rightfully known as the north shore’s banana belt, as it stands in the sun’s path from early morning into the p.m. This mountain/beach town throws a sandy welcome to all with a signature downtown public beach. Hip shops, restaurants, side-street vendors – all true to their cultural heritage.

Lake Forest

Homes are mixed in this area with many older cabins and homes. Some are quality upgrades. Some nicer homes are near or on the lake, but rarely come on the market.

Meeks Bay

Down the West Shore, Meeks Bay is perfect for summer fun with white sandy beaches and open settings. This area abounds with lakeview homes.

Rubicon Bay

Located in El Dorado County just north of South Lake Tahoe. It’s in this small enclave that you’ll find a grand paradise with gorgeous setting that takes your breath. If you want beauty-look no farther…from the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe to the powerful Sierras. You’ll be surrounded by picture-postcard places such as Emerald Bay and Bliss State Park, which is about 8 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, and stunning private and public beaches. Rubicon Point is where the cobalt blue hues of Lake Tahoe’s deepest point plunges 1,411 feet below the shoreline. You’ll also find some of Tahoe’s most prestigious estates along the beautiful sandy beach appropriately coined “Gold Coast.”

Squaw Valley

Also catering to full-time and part-time users, Squaw Valley is also a family orientated destination resort. Squaw also boasts a top-notch mountain village with luxury condominiums, shopping, specialty stores, restaurants and the popular Resort At Squaw Creek luxury hotel. Never get bored with the endless activities the area offers. Home of the 1960 Winter Olympic games, many skiers boast that Squaw Valley is the best mountain around for skiing and snowboarding. Others simply visit or buy for the luxury feel the Squaw Valley name has held for decades.

Tahoe Vista

Located between Kings Beach and Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista is a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts. You can kayak from one of several hidden beaches, or drop the motorized boat from multiple locations on the North Shore. The area boasts year-round trailheads for mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, a disc golf course, and nature trails. Surrounded by both mom and pop and fancy flair shops and restaurants, Tahoe Vista has a little bit of everything.

Tahoe City

Looking for an old-fashioned town? Located in Placer County, this North Shore treasure is a perfect find for you. Its residents enjoy Tahoe City with a small town feel. Less than two miles from Tahoe City along Lake Tahoe’s calm West Shore lays Sunnyside Marina and Resort, known for its lakeside dining, jazz on the deck and local’s watering hole. This historical landmark was built in 1907, and is a popular summertime destination with boats galore. Experience the town’s nearby ski resorts: Homewood, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley. And forget commutes. Boats are a favorite mode of transportation. Enjoy walking on new sidewalks along Tahoe City’s downtown businesses, shops and cafes.


Provides low to moderate-priced housing and is popular with “locals.” Many older summer cabins are being upgraded due to the affordability of homes and the recent erosion control project providing widening and paving of streets. Close to Sugar Pine Park and Bliss State Park and sharing the beach and pier with Water’s Edge Condos, this area has much to offer for the price.


Timberland is an older subdivision a mile south of Sunnyside with many “Old Tahoe” style cabins and some newer rustic style homes. Some homes are of “collector” quality rich in history. Quaint and rustic it is only six blocks long and two blocks wide surrounded by state and national forest and some beautiful meadows with much old growth timber in the neighborhood and surrounding forest. Timberland has its own water system and its sweet untreated water has been rated by the state as one of the best quality in Northern California. The neighborhood makeup is mostly second homes with a few full-time residents. Hurricane Bay public beach is a short walk from the neighborhood. There is also a new 8 home subdivision named Hurricane Bay Estates.