As 2016 comes to a close, we take this time to thank you for your support throughout 2016.
This past year was a monumental year for Elder Group Tahoe as we became an equity partner with the prestigious real estate firm of Engel & Völkers – and it was an impressive year for our community too. So much so that we chose a few of our favorite stories as published in MOONSHINE INK that have significant ties to our community and mirror some of the finest reasons why we just love to live and work in the heart of the High Sierra.
Over the years we have touted the benefits of moving one’s family to Truckee-Tahoe… be it the fresh clean air, clear blue skies or in this story’s case, the big white mountains. This past year the Freeride World Tour (known as one of the toughest in the ski/snowboard circuit) handed out awards to the top athletes in the freeride scene that was comprised of 63 athletes from around the world. Of which, 17 were from our region, and out of that count, 7 took the podium’s prized top awards. You can read more by clicking here.
The next time you’re visiting a neighbor or sharing stories over a fine glass of wine or a cold brew, you might want to find out what brought those individuals to Truckee in the first place. If they have lived here for a while, they probably came to our community to land a job. If they are relatively new, you might be surprised to hear their story. Fast forward to this past summer as our town celebrated the opening of the Truckee Roadhouse – which is now home to our new “maker movement” that is making noise throughout the USA; and it’s all about for those who choose to “make things to sell” versus “sell things others have made”. Click here to learn more about this new community trend.
As the old saying goes: There are two sides of the coin. Both are distinctly different yet without each other, there is no value. The phrase is much like this past year’s prominent development projects: Martis Valley West and Squaw Valley Village. Both promise major development (the most controversial side of the coin) and both promise environmental protection (a more palatable asset). No matter what side you view, both have offered the opportunity for conversation and controversy. This is an exciting time for our community indeed, and an interesting recap can be found by clicking here.
Once you read this story, you might find it hard to believe; yet the new Truckee Railyard is a dream come true for owner and developer Rick Holliday who may be known as a true “pioneer” in our community’s forthcoming history books. In addition to the pocketful of firsts (click here to read all about them), the site offers up issues of environmental cleanup, significant infrastructure updates, a railroad running through, and a heap of expectations from the Town.
And those, my friends, are just the beginning of what’s to come in Truckee-Tahoe in 2017, and beyond.
Wishing you an incredible 2017,