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Throughout the summer, and now into the fall, we are seeing a tremendous outpouring of interest from Generation X to get out of the city and get a life – where outdoor adventure and healthy home lifestyles are second nature to working and living in the High Sierra.
New trends refer to this surge to find a new home base and live an active life as “voting with their feet,” and with election season underway, we thought this would be a good fit for this posting!
No matter the season, the reason we are experiencing such a growth in interest from Gen-Xers to move to Truckee/Tahoe is consistently praised by some of the top sports and lifestyle mediums in the country.
SUNSET magazine tapped Truckee as the “Best Adventure Town.” MEN’S JOURNAL and JETSETTER hand-picked Truckee as one of the “Best Mountain Towns.” Topping it all was NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’s selection within its top 25 list as one of the “World’s Best Ski Towns.”
Closer to home, NBC Bay Area calls Truckee the “Coolest Ski Town in North America.”
We couldn’t ask for better testimonials to further document the natural assets and variety of mountain-style homes that have placed our hometown on the radar for Gen-Xers who are seeking a better lifestyle and location to call ‘home’ for the best of the rest of their lives.
Want to know more? Look at the list below for other insights we have heard from our clients about our region’s ‘base camp’ appeal. And for additional local insight, never hesitate to stop by and chat with the team at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate in Truckee.
Attitude & Altitude
There is something about living in and around some of the most spectacular scenery that shifts one’s outlook on life – outdoors. It’s where the Sierra’s extreme peaks and ridges, crystal clear lakes, and rapid running streams take your breath away and recharge your passion to live a more active and healthier life.
From the edge of the Desolation Wilderness to some of the most respected ski resorts and golf resorts in the world, to the largest Alpine lake in North America – this is your inspiration … your future backyard.
Outdoors is the new IN
When it comes to home design the same rule applies. The concept of living a full life in the great outdoors and ‘bringing the outdoors in” is very much alive and well throughout Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Architects and home designers throughout the Sierra continue to set new trends in mountain home design. And right here in Truckee and Lake Tahoe, there are some exceptional examples.
- The new Mountainside at Northstar promotes this new community as “spatially powerful homes for the sophisticated market … progressive in a design that is truly one of a kind.”
- For world-class “cool,” check out the new Palisades at Squaw Valley where its architecture is ultra modern and environmental features and location make this one of the most sought-after investments in the market today.
- Gray’s Crossing notes it best on their website as “A neighborhood that offers beautiful aesthetics and thoughtful logistics” in addition to a wide variety of exquisite homes wrapped throughout its Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy designed championship golf course.
So many of the real estate options in Truckee and Lake Tahoe have design features that are bringing the outdoors “in” all over the Sierra. From all-season mud rooms and man caves to store the toys, to full-size outdoor kitchens with wood-fired pizza ovens, and expansive windows that fold away to bring Mother Nature in, the focus is on family fun in the great outdoors, and in!
We’ve lost count on how many times we have asked our neighbors and clients at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate how they got here in the first place. Time after time, they came for a short vacation, and stayed for life. Right now, the trees are turning, the skies are crisp and clear, and the backcountry is a mecca for mountain biking, rock climbing and Geocashing adventures.
Back in town, the chat at the local cafes is all about which season pass one has purchased – a sure sign winter is on its way. With the largest concentration of ski resorts in America right here in the Sierra, and most of the season passes offering access to resorts throughout North America, Truckee/Tahoe has truly turned into a adventure mecca of big proportions. Not a snowboarder or skier? Perhaps Ice-climbing or back-country snowmobiling await your spirit of adventure.
Come springtime, there’s no need to be a professional tri-athlete – although many of the worlds’ finest do train here. It’s not uncommon to hit the slopes, wakeboard at lunch, and rock climb well into sunset.
As for summer, ahh, too many outdoor adventures to list in one blog. For more credibility to our statement about Gen-Xers voting with their feet … there are ample reasons why some of the toughest athletic events in the country [e.g. Ironman Tahoe, Tough Mudder, Xterra Tahoe, World Cup] have selected Tahoe and Truckee as the site of their most prestigious competitions.
Although one may feel secluded within their mountain cabin, slope-side retreat or lakeshore estate, access to the rest of the world is virtually yours. With exceptional internet service and workspaces opening-up throughout the region, working from home, or close to home, is common practice.
Just one visit to the Tahoe/Reno Industrial Complex website offers sheer proof that some of the most successful and innovative businesses in the world are recognizing the balance of life that thrives throughout the region: To name a few: Google, Switch, Tesla, Zulily …
Within our centralized location access to the rest of the world is an hour, or much less, away. Just a short, scenic drive from your home, private and charter jet service is offered through the Truckee Tahoe Airport with some of the biggest airlines in the country serving the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
When you’re ready to discover the Sierra, and why it may be the perfect spot to live the best of the rest of your life, contact the team at Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate or stop by our office in Truckee at any time.
This stunning, custom retreat, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast craving nature, privacy and open space, is nestled adjacent to 583+ acres of US and Forest Land and is just one mile (as the crow flies) to Lake Tahoe and minutes to Northstar!
Offering peek and corridor Lake Tahoe views, enjoy this gorgeous setting and beautifully designed home. Surrounded by miles of open space and trails, walk out your front door and enjoy hiking, biking or snowmobiling. This remarkable and peaceful setting at the end of a cul-de-sac offers all the benefits of mountain living and a convenient location.
Beautiful finishes are throughout this home with the finest level of craftsmanship. Cherry cabinetry and flooring, limestone and marble, custom tile work and more await in this thoughtfully and tastefully designed property.
The stunning great room offers a triple sided gas fireplace, soaring ceilings, easy access to the sunny deck and wonderful flow throughout the main living level. Perfect for entertaining, enjoy the chef’s kitchen with leading appliances, plenty of storage, breakfast area and long bar with custom designed seating. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely and window-filled private dining area overlooking the forest, offering an intimate area to gather with family and friends. The beautiful and luxurious main level master suite creates a soothing enclave and easy living; enjoy the lovely limestone flooring, walk-in closet, separate commode, jacuzzi tub, spacious shower and dual vanities.
Downstairs offers a fantastic family room, built in AV center, wood burning fireplace and access to the lower deck and spa. A separate room offers a wet bar; this space is designed for entertaining! A cozy second master suite and bathroom offer privacy and lovely forest views. The “bunk room” provides plenty of space for younger family members and a third spacious bedroom and shared bath completes the guest amenities. The “secret” area behind the AV center provides ample storage for seasonal décor. The large garage also offers extensive storage in the upper area along with a large and meticulously kept storage area under the home, all perfect for seasonal recreational and sports equipment.
Whether this property is your family’s full time or vacation home, comfort and luxury abound in this unique and convenient location to Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Kings Beach and more.
Welcome to the mountains and all Lake Tahoe has to offer!
4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms