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20 Opportunities To Become A True Tahoe Local

Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake, attracts repeat visitors every summer. They come from across the United States and around the world to gather on the beaches and brave the crystal-clear water. They hike to Eagle Lake, Mt. Tallac and Freel Peak. They cheer for outdoor concerts and holiday fireworks, not to mention their fellow winners at the casinos.

After a week or two, it’s time to go home.

And the “out of town” visitors realize a simple truth: Lake Tahoe vacations, even if they become annual traditions, do not qualify them as official “Tahoe locals.”

But things are evolving in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Gondola Vista Estates - The Next Generation of Lake Tahoe Living

Regulators have recently granted building permits to certain highly respected developers.

And where once there was a moratorium, now there’s limited – mind you, very limited – new-home construction.

Gondola Vista, located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, is one of the most notable of these new developments.

In a deft land purchase, the Gondola Vista development team opted to construct their luxurious modern rustic homes in a secluded, tree-shrouded rise overlooking the vibrant town of South Lake Tahoe. Paradoxically, the community is hidden and ensconced among the Jeffrey and Sugar pines, yet literally within steps of practically everything Lake Tahoe.

Living the Local Life

For example, the city of South Lake Tahoe and its diversity of dining, live entertainment, shopping, and people-watching is literally within walking distance of the homes. As are Lakeside Beach and Edgewood Tahoe’s legendary tees.

For those wanting a break from humanity, Van Sickle – a state park that lies within both Nevada and California – forms Gondola Vista’s eastern boundary. In other words, no worry about new neighbors infringing upon your peace and quiet and access to the Tahoe Rim Trail and surrounding hiking and mountain biking.

There’s a yin to the yang, though

Regulators may have allowed building within the Tahoe Basin. But they certainly haven’t thrown open the gates to any contractor with a dream and a hammer.

There are only 20 homes available for purchase in the exclusive Gondola Vista enclave, with prices starting at $1.7m.

So, back to the tradition of summer vacation treks to Tahoe. Consider how wonderful it would be to own Lake Tahoe real estate. Where you could store your stand-up paddle board. Where friends and family could have a Tahoe retreat to call a home away from home. And where you could realize the dream of actually becoming a true-blue Tahoe local.

For more on Gondola Vista, visit or contact Jesse Schue ,California and Nevada Broker/Owner at RE/MAX Realty Today, (530) 208-3066.


Jesse Schue real estate license numbers CA 01356952, NV 0144093. Prices and features are not guaranteed and remain subject to change or delay without notice.


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