West Shore Neighborhood Profile

Lake Tahoe’s West shore begins at the “Y” in Tahoe City as you cross Fanny Bridge over the Truckee River. (Aptly named because all you see are people’s fanny’s as they gaze at the monster trout in the Truckee River below)  West Lake Blvd. (Hwy 89 South) meanders towards Emerald Bay, along the scenic shore of Tahoe, offering a wide array of real estate options.

Those familiar with this little slice of paradise, will be quick to tell you that, “the West is the best” shore, as it offers a more relaxed and forested feel than the sunny North shore.  The West shore communities from north to south are Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoma, and Rubicon.  There are a whole host of subdivisions in between.

There are very few condominium opportunities on the West shore with the exception of near Tahoe City, and in Tahoma.  There are also some very high end luxury units available in Fleur de Lac and Chamber’s Landing. 

The homes that make up West shore Lake Tahoe real estate run the full gamut of pricing, style, and setting.  Lakefront estates are often on multiple acres, with deep water piers and hundreds of feet of shoreline.  Cabins can back to the forest, and be in deeply wooded and secluded settings, for that true Tahoe getaway.

The West shore of Lake Tahoe gets more snow than most other spots around the lake, but the proximity to Homewood Ski Resort and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows makes for relatively easy winter sports access.  If you’ve never explored the West shore of Lake Tahoe, it’s worth a closer look.

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Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 1632
Well maintained Tahoe retreat in a peaceful West Shore location. Bordered by a Conservancy parcel on north side for added privacy. Reverse floorplan... Details
$549,000
Beds: 5 Baths: 4.0 Sq Ft: 2416
Quintessential "Old Tahoe" west shore log home nestled among the pines. Situated on a double, level lot in a neighborhood that is only steps... Details
$1,295,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1362
This Chalet has a gorgeous setting and stunning rafter tips. At the end of the cul de sac on Chamonix. The trail head to Paige Meadows is at the end... Details
$499,999
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1172
Sip Coffee or Cocoa on your back patio granite slab breakfast bar. While watching your friends and family on the Granlibakken ski and sledding hill, right... Details
$358,800
Beds: 5 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 2802
Exquisite mountain home set on a landscaped cul-de-sac parcel that is contiguous to CA conservancy land and walking distance to the Chambers Landing Beach.... Details
$979,440
Beds: 4 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 2424
Live and love it! This 4 season luxurious townhouse is located in one of Tahoe's greatest gated subdivisions. It is spacious and well appointed with... Details
$1,600,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 2652
Dramatic Timber-Peg trusses accent this gorgeous custom Sandbox design. Two en-suite bedrooms and a bunk room provide plenty of space for all. Large storage/work... Details
$1,225,000
Beds: 5 Baths: 4.0 Sq Ft: 4797
$999,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 4.5 Sq Ft: 4264
This modern day, mountain lodge is located in a calm and peaceful neighborhood just off of Lake Tahoe's West Shore. With four bedroom suites, including... Details
$2,195,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 1172
Upgraded residence with a third full-bathroom and forced air heating system. This well-maintained residence is located near the ropes course, and has views... Details
$389,000
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