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: 5 Baths: 7.0 Sq Ft: 4487
This Bruce Olson-built lakefront estate is on a level lot, and is one block from Homewood Mountain Resort. High quality finishes throughout, with 4 fireplaces,... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 1875
Full Rec Beach, Pool & Tennis. Family-oriented home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Chamberlands. Main level has a mud room, large living room w/wood-burning... Details
Beds: 1 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 0
Sweet remodel on this large loft bedroom l, 1 bath located on terrific corner lot . New windows, granite counters, new cabinets, tile floors in kitchen... Details
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 0
Fantastic, lakeview Chamberlands home on a quiet street.Framed by the trees and lakeview, this is the house you have been looking for!4 Bedrooms with extra... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1304
This property belongs to the most beautiful HOA beaches on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Easy access to 89 from this '60s cabin. Situated on a ample... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 4.5 Sq Ft: 3633
Lovely, custom, mountain home designed by Sandbox Studios on large lot with lakeview. 5 bedrooms, including 2 master suites. Home being sold ready for... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2316
It has been many years since a property has come to the market on this part of Ski Bowl Way. A rare find on the west shore w conservancy land to the east... Details
Beds: 2 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 896
Extensively remodeled Pineland home perfect for the avid recreationalist! Just minutes to the paved bike path, backside of Alpine Meadows & Kilner... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 6.0 Sq Ft: 5778
Originally designed and built as home for the Tahoe Maritime Museum which has outgrown the space and moved to Tahoe City. This beautiful custom structure... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1680
Beautiful Tahoe Cabin on a level lot. Easy year round access. Walk to restaurants, shops and Lake Tahoe! Relax and unwind after a long work week on your... Details
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