Truckee, CA, is an artsy mountain town of about 16,000 people. Just off I-80 and surrounded by miles of stunning Sierra Nevada landscape, residents enjoy an amazing lifestyle with year-round events, high quality restaurants, numerous parks, outdoor recreation everywhere you look and a charming, wild-west downtown.
Funky mountain town with an urban hippie vibe.
All kinds of characters, kids roam free, more dogs than people.
Hometown parades, music in the park, outdoor adventures.
Summer downtown, river bike path, stunning mountain views.
Big city traffic and uptight people.
Views of the Pacific Crest, the spine of the Sierra.
Truckee’s historic downtown district continues to evolve. Commercial Row, with its unique array of shops and restaurants, will soon extend into the old rail yard, with a movie theater, retail and mix-use housing on the books. The community hosts a number of festivals, but it’s most well-known for Truckee Thursdays, essentially a giant town party held weekly throughout the summer.
There are so many things for families to do in Truckee. Let your kids run free at the KidZone Museum, or take them to Donner Memorial State Park to learn about the Donner Party, walk the nature trail or explore the shoreline of lovely Donner Lake. Then take everyone downtown for an ice cream at Bud’s before perusing the oddities at the Truckee Variety Co., always a family favorite.
There are plenty of ways to play for adults as well. Golfers can choose from a half dozen gorgeous courses around town, mountain bikers have hundreds of miles of trails at their disposal, kayakers can row all the way to Reno, and hedonists will enjoy shopping, dining and live music downtown.
Truckee is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 35 minutes from Reno. Only an hour away from Graeagle up north in Plumas County, Truckee is the perfect base camp for big fun in the Sierra Nevada.
Truckee has a varied selection of properties to choose from and is generally less expensive than Lake Tahoe. From ski condos to downtown cottages, from luxury golf estates to stunning ridge-top view homes, you’ll find something for every palette. As the market shifts frequently, please contact any one of our agents for up-to-the-minute market info.