North Lake Tahoe, CA

Basecamp for Sierra Nevada adventure.

North Lake Tahoe is a collection of several north shore communities including Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay and Incline Village. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, residents enjoy an outdoor-centric lifestyle with skiing, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking and fishing right outside their back doors.

MEDIAN AGE
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POPULATION
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MEDIAN HOME PRICE
$ million
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CULTURE RANKING
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  • The Vibe

    Quirky mountain towns, chill locals, Subarus everywhere.

  • The People

    Outdoor athletes, nature-lovers, Bay Area escapees.

  • The LIfestyle

    Paddleboard yoga, impromptu hikes, bluebird days.

  • What you'll love

    Charming local shops, secret beaches, gorgeous views.

  • What you won't miss

    Big city traffic and people in a hurry.

  • What will inspire you

    That gorgeous lake surrounded by towering granite peaks.

Small towns with big views.

Tahoe City and Kings Beach both offer charming, walkable downtown areas with public beach access. Incline Village offers an extensive array of resident amenities including golf, skiing, a rec center and private beaches. These communities host numerous popular events, including the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, the Autumn Food and Wine Festival and Snowfest.

Playtime paradise for kids and adults.

You’ll find plenty of fun for families at North Lake Tahoe. From a day hike down to Emerald Bay to a round of mini-golf in Kings Beach to tube-towing the kids as you cruise around the lake, you’ll never want for things to do. In the winter, hit the slopes at any of a half-dozen local ski resorts, take the whole family sledding, or enjoy a little ice skating with hot chocolate after.

Evenings to remember.

North Lake Tahoe offers nightlife, too. Drop by the Ritz Carlton at Northstar for cocktails and live music, move on to a farm-fresh dinner at any number of lakefront restaurants on the north shore, then stop by the Crystal Bay Club to see top-notch entertainment on tour. You can even try your hand at the slots while there.

Where did you play today?

The communities of North Lake Tahoe cater to the outdoor life. Here, it isn’t about where you work, it’s about where you play—Granite Peak, The Chutes, Monkey Rock, The Flume Trail, Mt Rose. Hiking, biking, running, paddleboarding, kayaking, boating, fishing, parasailing, skiing, snowmobiling—we have it all.

Vacation homes you'll never want to leave.

The north shore of Lake Tahoe has an array of available housing options. From lakefront condos to cozy cabins to large luxury estates, you’ll see that most properties are entirely unique. This makes accurate valuation tricky, so when it’s time to buy or sell, you’ll want to speak to a local professional to get reliable info.