- Lake Forest
Homes are also mixed in this area with many older cabins and homes. Some are quality upgrades. Some nicer homes are near or on the lake, but rarely come on the market. Price range is $280K to $1.5 million.
- The Highlands (Across from Dollar Point)
This area is comprised mainly of permanent residents and professionals. This is a prestige area with a "suburban" feel. Homes here are well maintained. The intermediate school and high school are located in this neighborhood. Homes range from $450K to $1 million. Many newer and completely remodeled homes are priced at the high end.
- Dollar Point
Dollar Point is another prestigious, higher priced subdivision. It has many of the same characteristics as the Highlands with the advantage of amenities, including beach, pier, buoys, pool, two tennis court locations and club house. Prices range from $500K to $10,000,000 plus for lakefronts.
- Carnelian Heights
Another nice, secluded area with a high percentage of permanent residents This setting is more woodsy than Dollar Hill or the Highlands. A mix of older and newer homes with prices ranging from $250K to $1.2 million.
Woodsy and mixed like Carnelian Heights except for some steeper and more narrow roads creating somewhat more difficult winter access, but with the advantage of an association pier. Price range is similar to Carnelian Heights. Occasionally lake views and lake fronts become available.
- Agate Bay
A very comfortable neighborhood with moderate to high-priced homes in wooded settings. Homes in this area have excellent rental histories due to the Sun Club pier and pool and two tennis court locations. Prices range from $350K to $1 million or higher for a lake view. Lakefronts are close to the highway with easy access.
- Tahoe Estates (above Tahoe Vista)
A potpourri of very nice homes, older cabins, spectacular and some not so spectacular lake views from $300K to $900K.
- Tahoe Vista
A level neighborhood of mixed older cabins and newer homes within walking distance of a public beach, marina and restaurants. At this writing, Tahoe Vista homes range in price from $250K to $400K.
- Tahoe Marina Estates
A secluded hard-to-find area that's very accessible to dining and shopping. A very quiet area, prices range from $400K to $2.5 million with lakeview homes up into the $700K range.
Near or on Old Brockway Golf Course, this area is gradually upgrading. Prices range from $250K to $750K.
- Kingswood Estates and Kingswood West
Nice areas with good values. Most homes are in treed, quiet settings with some lake views. Five minutes from dining and shopping. Prices range from $400K to $1.5 million.
- Kings Beach-Brockway
Kings Beach has the best values in housing on the North Shore, prices ranging from $180K to $300K with most homes in the $200K to $250K range. Brockway is a very small area with homes ranging from $350K to $3.5 million, depending on the location. The area also includes Brockway Springs Estates, site of the famous Brockway Hot Springs Resort Hotel, is a gated lakefront community of 20 home sites on 20 acres. The estates also includes a variety of amenities. Luxury homes in this section can range from 3 million to 8 million.
Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley combine the traits of rural rugged mountain ambience and convenient mountain living. Located four miles from Tahoe City, they are as close to downtown shopping as most North Shore subdivisions and closer than most of West Shore. In the opposite direction, they provide quicker access to I-80 destinations of Reno and the Bay Area. Avoiding the traffic jams to skiing on the weekends and holidays, both areas attract the serious skier and vacation user. Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley have quietly attracted both groups for years. The primary residents in the valleys enjoy the bonus of quiet solitude among the forests and mountains in the summer. Houses are in the $280K to $3.5 million range.