Welcome to the vibrant and historic town of Truckee, an epitome of charm and comfort nestled alongside the Truckee River and the railroad. With a rich history and a community spirit that’s palpably robust, Truckee offers an attractive mix of old-world allure and modern convenience.
Home to over 16,500 people, Truckee isn’t just another town; it’s an incorporated township replete with its own police force, municipal services, a Mayor, and a town council, making it distinct from other lake-side communities that fall under county jurisdiction. Named after Washoe Indian Chief Trokay, Truckee carries its heritage with pride. Once a lawless lumber and railroad town, it retains much of its Old West charm, visible in 19th-century false-front buildings, bars steeped in gold rush lore, and a train that chugs through the town’s heart. Adding a touch of sophistication, historic Commercial Row houses quaint boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and a visitor information center.
Truckee’s location is unbeatably convenient for both locals and tourists. It offers a straightforward drive to major ski areas such as Palisades Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, NorthStar, and Sugar Bowl, as well as to North Lake Tahoe’s many attractions. Thanks to I80, residents can easily commute to Reno in the east or Sacramento in the west.
Truckee is a town of many faces, each manifested in its diverse neighborhoods.
Donner Lake Region
Starting from Hwy 80 West, you’ll find the charming communities of Serene Lakes, Donner Summit, Tahoe Donner, and Donner Crest, each offering unique living experiences.
Historic Truckee brings you right into the heart of this storied town.
To the north along Highway 89:
These locations provide a welcoming blend of tranquil and adventurous living.
Starting from Highway 267 and moving east, discover the varied charms of
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From Highway 80 East
Neighborhoods in the Truckee area include many options. Whether you are looking for an old Victorian in Historic Downtown Truckee, or a charming mountain chalet in Tahoe Donner, Juniper Hills, Ponderosa Ranchos or Martiswoods Estates, a golf course property in Grays Crossing or Old Greenwood, or an equestrian property in The Meadows or Glenshire and Devonshire, Other adjoining communities in the greater Truckee area worth considering are Donner Lake and the golf communities of Lahontan and Schaffer’s Mill and the ski resort and golf communities of Martis Camp and Northstar, Truckee has it all.
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