North Lake Tahoe and West Shore Lakefront Properties
The coveted opportunity to own a property with direct Lakefront access spans the shores of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe lakefront real estate begins around $1,500,000 for a condominium and $2,000,000 for a single-family home. They can reach $20,000,000 and higher for the most luxurious estates.
When considering a Lakefront properties there’s a lot to think about. Naturally, neighborhood selection is important, however, there are some factors that affect how each home really lives year-round:
Proximity to the road? (consider noise & snowplow service)
Does the property have a pier? Does the pier have steel or wood pilings?
Depth of pier and/ or beachfront? (fluctuating lake levels can affect usability)
Beachfront entitlements and topography?
The shoreline of Lake Tahoe stretches an amazing 72 miles and hosts a limited number of homes scattered along the lakefront. Due to restrictions on new developments, Lake Tahoe lakefront homes for sale are both unique and coveted, properties with piers and waterfront access even more so. There are a variety communities with Lake Tahoe lakefront homes for sale from cabins to condominiums and large lakefront estates.
North Shore Lake Tahoe
Cabins, condominiums and luxury homes can be found along the North Shore which runs west from Incline Village through King’s Beach, and down to Tahoe City. Lakefront communities like Brockway Springs, Chinquapin and Dollar Point offer recreational resources to local owners like piers with buoy fields, swimming pools and sandy beaches. Some of the homes in this area are off set from the road, but most are located directly on Highway 28. Along the North Shore the quality of beaches and sand varies greatly, with fine sand and a large shallow bench from Kings Beach to Tahoe Vista creating warmer sandier beaches but more effected by lake level fluctuations. Rocky and deeper waters can be found from Carnelian Bay to Tahoe City making the beaches less desirable but the pier access more predictable.
The West Shore Lake Tahoe
The West Shore located south of Tahoe City. The historic properties of Tahoe Tavern and Tavern Shores include Lake Tahoe lakefront real estate in a more affordable condominium properties. Also on the West Shore are three prime condominium lakefront developments. The most exclusive is Fleur du Lac situated on15 acres of land has 22 units ranging in size from 4,300 to 6,000 sq ft. and features their own private harbor pool, tennis and yacht club. Cedar Point has just 18 units which also a wide range of amenities, and Chambers Landing, a 42 unit, 13.5 acres complex with a pool, private beach, restaurant and bar. The West Shore runs through Sunnyside, Homewood, and Tahoma, all with some very large luxury homes along the lake interspersed with a few Old Tahoe cabins. From Chambers Landing to Meeks Bay and Rubicon is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and is often called the Gold Coast. Many of the West Shore properties offer larger acreage parcels that provide a peaceful private setting away from the highway.
North Lake Tahoe and West Shore lake front properties.
With 36 + years of experience in the Tahoe Truckee market, Greg can walk you through the primary differences in lifestyle and vacation experiences offered by all of the different Lakefront communities on the North and West Shores of Lake Tahoe. If you’re interested in South Lake Tahoe or the Nevada Side of the lake, Greg would be happy to refer you to an expert in those communities as well.
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