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: 4 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 2194
Welcome to Cedar Point an exclusive lakefront development (only 18 units) located approximately 1 mile south of Tahoe City on the Magical West Shore. This... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 2216
Exceptional rare value on McKinney Bay in Homewood. Seller just installed beautiful Beech Wood floors throughout. Extensively remodeled single story lakeview... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1346
Fabulous Tahoe city location. This property is walking distance to Truckee River and Lake Tahoe Beaches. Be at Squaw or Alpine meadows to ski in minutes.... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1414
This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Listing. Fantastic location in Tahoe City at the Alpine Peaks HOA. Located very close to the Sherwood Forest lift at Alpine... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1440
This Classic Tahoe Home with warm wood interiors is a rare offering on the lakeside of Rubicon Bay close to the Association's lakefront area with... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 0
A beautiful sunrise comes over the hills daily, Cave Rock is your view from across Lake Tahoe, this custom mountain home has a panoramic view of the Gold... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1384
Capture the essence of Tahoe Living in the "Sherman Designed and Built" home on a level parcel in close proximity to Chambers Beach, Homewood... Details
Beds: 2 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1693
Located 3 blocks from the shore of Lake Tahoe, backing to the Homewood Mountain Resort, this is your perfect opportunity to purchase an extensively remodeled... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 0
Beautiful private forest setting with southern exposure and Forest Service Land to the rear. Creek runs along right property line. Close to base of the... Details
Beds: 4 Baths: 5.5 Sq Ft: 5248
This Elegantly Designed Lakefront home is a true compliment to Lake Tahoe's magnificent west shore! This incredible d 5248 +/- sqft. custom home has... Details
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