7.7 out of 10


Ranked 31st best city in California
39.3429808739886 -120.181623756308
Great for
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  • Childcare
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
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  • Nightlife
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"History Abounds....."

History isn’t locked in a museum in Truckee. It’s everywhere you turn, and it’s accessible and welcoming.

There’s world-class skiing, of course, but in the summer months Truckee also attracts hikers, nature enthusiasts and active people of all ages and abilities, drawn by the region’s stunning beauty and crisp mountain air.

Truckee is a three-hour drive from the Bay Area and a convenient hub for those traveling farther to Reno or Lake Tahoe. Unlike nearby ski communities, Truckee offers a full array of local amenities including schools, a hospital, banks, and a wide variety of retail shops and restaurants.

Moody’s Bistro & Bar, located in the historic Truckee Hotel, remains a popular spot with residents, and musician Paul McCartney has entertained locals there on more than one occasion. The former Beatle is a regular visitor to the area, whose unannounced, closed-door sessions immediately become the talk of the town.

Other popular restaurants include Dragonfly, Cottonwood, Drunken Monkey, Manzanita (at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe), and Stella (at the Cedar House Sport Hotel).

Truckee homes for sale tend to be more affordable than those close to Lake Tahoe. The town has seen more new-home construction than other communities in recent years, with condominiums in particular demand.

Home sales are busiest from spring through the fall, as children get out of school and vacationing families visit the area.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"An Authenic Mountain Town"

Truckee is not as simple as you might think. It offers so many fun activities. In the winter enjoy downhill & nordic skiing, sledding, & more. Summer brings golf, camping, mountain biking, the list goes on. Historic old town Truckee offers many wonderful shops & five Zagat-rated restaurants. Head up the hill and visit the Tahoe Donner community - horseback riding & swimming during the summer, in the winter I highly recommend the cross country center. Just a few miles from downtown you'll find the amazing Northstar village where you can enjoy shopping, ice skating & amazing downhill skiing.
  • Many, many activities to offer year-round
  • Great value in homes & rentals
  • Friendly people, both local & visitors
  • Parking meters

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