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: 6 Baths: 4.0 Sq Ft: 4500
Westshore Lakefront near Tahoe City, 1.5 acres, 100 feet on lake, great privacy away from Hwy 89. Old Tahoe home with original structure having log beams,... Details
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 4000
Intriguing property on the West Shore. Build by the owner, Loverde Builders, with passive solar design. History and charm abounds with the 100 year old... Details
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 0
Fantastic setting near creek!!! You can hardly see a neighbor when on the property! Main house has two bedrooms, a loft which is being used as a third... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1313
Walking distance to Chambers beach with a wonderful wooded view from your back deck. This is a log kit home built in 1965. Newer roof and heating system... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1304
Fabulous opportunity in beautiful Rubicon Bay with a white sandy beach, buoy field and pier available through the voluntary HOA. This little cabin has... Details
Beds: 6 Baths: 4.5 Sq Ft: 3698
This 7.86 acre gated estate has the potential to add additional dwellings to create that Tahoe family or corporate compound (buyer to do own investigations).... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 3247
Situated on 120 feet of sandy beach, this 4 bedroom 3 bath lakefront sits on a level lot and offers panoramic lake views from almost every room. A timeless... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2084
Situated on a quiet street in upper Chamberlands, this property offers full access to the private beach, pool and tennis courts. At 2,085 square feet,... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1460
This is your ideal family Tahoe retreat located on a sunny quiet residential road in McKinney estates. Large beautiful pine trees surround this property... Details
Beds: 5 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 2016
This 5 bedroom, 2 bath lakefront home is the perfect getaway with an unbeatable setting. Beautiful lake views from a majority of the rooms, fantastic long... Details
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