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: 3.5 Sq Ft: 2810
Beautiful Loverde Builders built home, with high end finishes. Reverse living floor plan provides wonderful lake views from the kitchen, living room,... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.5 Sq Ft: 2642
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1008
This charming 'Bird's Nest' is perched on a lot with filtered lake views of the emerald Tahoe waters. Minutes from the Rubicon HOA where... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 0
Coveted McKinney Shores chalet with filtered lakeviews, private buoy and lakefront property owners? association. Located one-block from the Lake. Home... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 1792
Adorable and impeccably maintained inside and out this property has a bonus studio with a bathroom in the finished basement. Featuring 4 sleeping rooms,... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1472
Great Westshore Location easy level access from Hwy 89 , extensive open space across street, walk to bike path, hiking trails and Chambers Landing. Only... Details
Beds: 6 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 2072
This Homewood lakefront cabin built in the early 1900?s has been in the same family ever since. 5240 West Lake is a magical place, central on the West... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1443
You need to see the view from the living room. Offering three bedrooms and two full baths with tremendous views of Twin Peaks and the Sierra Crest. Just... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 1148
This charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath with newer large 32' depth garage sits on a quiet lot on a great McKinney Creek Estates cul-de-sac. This time of... Details
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 2985
This classic Tahoe home is located in the beautiful West Shore neighborhood of Chamberlands, offering fantastic amenities such a pool, beach, tennis courts,... Details
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