One of the great perks of living in Tahoe is the diversity each neighborhood affords. Zephyr Heights my area is one of the best for walking. There is a ridge that runs through the middle which allows panoramic lake and mountain views from either side. It is mostly up and down walking which can be a workout for the new visitors to altitude.
We're also in the banana belt where snowfall is much less than areas along the West, North, or South slopes of the mountains. The lake forms a natural high pressure which wrings moisture out of storms headed for the East Shore.
Skyland a couple of miles up the coast to the north is an excellent family beach area. As a former resident I'm very familiar with the varied architecture in the homes. There is also a homeowner beach with a picnic tables and bar-bq's for the residents. The streets are fairly level and are good for bike riding, walking, etc...
The coastline to the south is diverse and spectacular with hidden beaches and boulder outcroppings to enjoy. Zephyr Cove Lodge is about a 1.5 mile walk from the southern end of the neighborhood.
Round Hill is a very convenient neighborhood to live in. There are bike trails adjacent that connect to various trails throughout the south shore. The Round Hill Mall is walking distance which offers bars, restaurants, post office, grocery shopping etc...
A couple of beaches are nearby: Round Hill Pines a semi-private beach club with bar, snack bar and most nautical rentals, plus Nevada State Beach at the end of the road across HWY 50 from the subdivision.
Lower Kingsbury is also a very convenient place to reside. Close to commercial areas with a variety of restaurants, bars and businesses. There is easy access in the winter with the lower elevation.
The casinos, beaches, and Heavenly are all a short drive. There are also hiking and biking trails to connect to.
Middle Kingsbury is a diverse neighborhood with a wide variety of homes, estates, and lake and mountain view properties. The Chart House one of my favorite restaurants is centrally located in the neighborhood.
There are also several properties that can be skied to when snow conditions permit. They are out of bounds areas for advanced skiers. Also, mid mountain hiking & biking trails that connect to upper and lower mountain destinations.
Upper Kingsbury with it's close proximity to Heavenly Nevada is a favorite area to own a second home. Featuring sensational lake, mountain and Carson Valley views a wide variety of condos, homes and mansions, are available.
There is a market and a couple of restaurants plus the lodges at Boulder & Stagecoach. Access to the Tahoe Rim Trail is accessible from Kingsbury Village, Kingsbury Estates, Summit & Tahoe Villages. One of the longest ski runs in North America awaits at Heavenly Nevada.
Cave Rock Estates, Villas & Lyons Avenue offer close proximity to the beach, boat launch, & trophy trout fishing. There are incomparable views of Lake Tahoe from many properties.
The neighborhood is superb for walking if you're in shape. Incredible views of the entire lake await the adventurous walker. There is a picnic/bar-bq area at Cave Rock State park.
Upper & Lower Lakeridge boast their own homeowner pier, complete with picnic area and private beach. Comprised of some of the most prized lakefront & lakeview properties at the lake.
Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, water skiing etc... are easy pursuits from this waterfront & mountainside enclave. The swimming area is marked off for children.
Lincoln Park is a unique lakefront community just north of Lakeridge. The beachfront is common area for all of the residents. There are sandy coves and rocky shoreline in combination. Three access points provide a haven for water sports.
Hidden Woods located just south of Upper Lakeridge is a high class hamlet replete with classic Tudor Estates. Many homes have built-in pools, nice lakeviews and large lots backing to the forest.
Zephyr Knolls is adjacent to Zephyr Cove resort and it's myriad of activities. Several homes have beautiful lake and mountain views. Classic cabins to large lakeview properties are the norm.
Zephyr Cove is a historic treasure for "Old Tahoe" homes and cabins. Blessed with a sheltered bay for anchorage, buoy field, and one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. Residents share the private waterfront and homeowner pier. Many families have lived here for many generations. All the action of World Famous Zephyr Cove public beach is adjacent.
Marla Bay south of Zephyr Cove is another lakeside community with a great vibe. Residents share the sandy strand, and buoy field, that is bordered by Zephyr Point to the north. From classic Tahoe cabins to opulent lakefront homes it is recreation central for it's owners.
Pinewild is a gated townhome complex, offering tennis, homeowner pier, buoy field, and manicured landscaping. The beach and cabanas make it a sought after refuge from the hectic outside world. Bordered by famous Bourne Meadow where the opening scene of "Bonanza" was filmed with the Cartwright Family on horseback.
Elk Point south of Round Hill is a gated beach getaway. Owners have access to a private beach, large deck for entertaining and an exclusive marina. Summer cabins to exotic homes dot the coastline which wrap around the point. Just south lies Nevada State Beach and campground.
Oliver Park is a favorite area for casino workers and homeowners alike. Bordered by Edgewood Golf Course on the south and Kahle Meadow on the north. There are a variety of multi-units, and single family homes all within walking distance to the casinos and local restaurants.
Lake Village is a condominium complex bordered by forest with easy access to all the action. Residents enjoy, tennis courts, pool, hot tub, clubhouse, and hiking & biking trails. Many units have good lake and mountain views with different floorplans.
North of Cave Rock on the lakefront Pittman Terrace, Logan Shoals, Logan Creek & Cedarbrook offer some of Lake Tahoe's most incredible estate properties. Many owned by famous celebrities and early residents. Private gates are the norm for these secluded residences.
Uppaway Estates is a gated community offering residents tennis, homeowner pier, picnic areas, and beach. Magnificent is often used when entering this exclusive enclave. Comprised mostly of mansions, and serene manicured gounds.
Last but certainly not least is Glenbrook! Part of one of the wealthiest per capita zip codes in the U.S. Entering the gates you are welcomed by a sense of history when gazing across the meadow. Homeowners enjoy tennis, Glenbrook Golf Course, mentioned by Ben Hogan as his favorite 9 hole course in the country. An excellent beach on sheltered Glenbrook Bay with homeowner pier and remnants of an earlier period when the flume delivered wood for the Virginia City mines. Some of the nicest properties anywhere lie within this celebrated area!