Lake Tahoe is known for being a hub for outdoor recreation, its stunning outdoor scenery and luxury lifestyles, and as a dreamy place to live and play. For those lucky enough to live in the Tahoe area, you already know how incredible it is. If you’re looking to move to the area, now is a great time to find your own slice of heaven.
- Low annual mortgage rates
With the ongoing pandemic, home mortgage rates are staying at record-lows while hovering around 3% across the nation. If you’re looking to buy in Tahoe, low rates may make this the perfect time to talk with your lender and start living your dream. Be ready to act quickly though because the market is far from stagnant.
- No state income taxes
Nevada is one of nine states in the nation without state income taxes. Nevada also does not have any inheritance or estate taxes, meaning no taxes will be assessed when transferring property after the owner has passed on. Living in Tahoe on the Nevada side can be a family’s dream for generations to come. For detailed information on property taxes in Nevada compared to California, contact me to help you find the right tax professional in the area.
- A state to settle down for the long haul
If you’re looking for a retirement home in beautiful Lake Tahoe, consider living where your income is tax-free at the state level. And there are so many opportunities for mini adventures within the Tahoe area, too. Lake Tahoe Bleu Wave is a Million Dollar Classic Yacht built in 1966. Fitted with a full bar, private lounge, restrooms and more, go on a private tour to anywhere within Tahoe. Public tours are also available if you like. Children are welcome on tours and if they’re under the age of three they sail for free.
- Douglas County Schools ranked high within the state
Niche, a site partnering with more than 1,600 K-12 schools and colleges, ranks the school district second in the state. With an average student-teacher ratio of 14:1, your children will receive more one-on-one attention with teachers in a smaller but devoted school district.
- World class activities
The greater Lake Tahoe, Nevada area serves as one of the world’s first-class vacation destinations with so many things to do. Each summer, professional athletes and celebrities from across the world golf at Edgewood in South Lake Tahoe. You can hike or bike through the Sierra Nevada or visit Heavenly Mountain Resort strap on your skis or snowboard and hit the freshly groomed powder. Northern Nevada boasts more than 250 days of sunshine a year, so you’re sure to hit perfect bluebird days. Numerous shops and dining areas are available right in the mountains for your viewing and shopping pleasure.
Did you know the largest alpine lake in North America is Lake Tahoe? View crystal-clear water and stunning granite rock formations at Sand Harbor beach in Incline Village. Take a short trip across the state border to Glen Alpine Falls in California. The waterfall is located right off the road and cascades 65 ft. in step-like fashion.
- Countless hiking opportunities for hikers
Whether you hike on occasion or find it a passion, numerous hiking trails with different sets of difficulties are available in Lake Tahoe. If you don’t mind an approximate mile-and-a-half hike, Cascade Falls is well worth the wait. After a short trip traveling through the woodland meadows, you’ll see an overarching view of Cascade Lake. If you’re up for a grind, the nine-and-a-half-mile hike around Emerald Bay is filled with photo-worthy moments. At the trail’s highest elevation, you’ll be able to see Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, Fallen Leaf Lake, Desolation Wilderness and the entire south shore of Lake Tahoe.
- Family friendly area
If you are looking to relocate to the Lake Tahoe region, you are not alone. Tahoe hosts numerous family friendly environments. Perhaps it’s time to teach the kids to fish. What more could you ask for than taking a kayak out to nearby Boca and Stampede Reservoirs to catch a rainbow trout 14 inches long? Of course, children really like excitement. And EPIC Discovery is perhaps South Lake Tahoe’s playground fit with a mountain rollercoaster. Feeling courageous? Zip line through the mountains with the crisp breeze at your cheeks.
- Work from home in a desirable location.
High-end, desirable homes in Lake Tahoe are selling quickly as buyers search for a more spacious and healthy living space away from the city. The Sierra Nevada Realtors reports an average Tahoe, Nevada listing lasts less than 30 days on the market. If you’re moving to the area, reach out and I can help you navigate this fast-moving market. As more workers transition to working from home, it’s natural to desire a gorgeous workspace.
- Breathe the fresh pine scented air right in your backyard
If you fancy hiking with a view, the Spooner Backcountry is a natural oasis with more than 12,000 acres of forested, open space. Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park features 50 miles of hiking surrounded by evergreen trees. The options are endless. Residents can snowshoe, ski or mountain bike year-round. Perhaps the beauty is in the journey itself. Hike an easy to moderate path filled with vast acres of wildflower filled meadows and lavish ferns to Cascade Creek Falls. But make no mistake. Once you reach the destination, it’s sure to take your breath away.
Lake Tahoe is truly a destination home for multi-generational families. Don’t take my word for it though. Check out the video below.
As a northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe REALTOR®, I am here to help you buy or sell your Tahoe home. My obligation is to find the right home for the buyer, and the right buyer for the home, and I love that every client brings a story and relationship that lasts with me for a lifetime. Call me soon to discuss your Tahoe possibilities at 775.309.7979, NV Lic. # S.0078114.