Pinnacle of Paradise, enjoy the beautiful stars outside or moon rising, in your hot tub overlooking the Meadow, privacy galore! Entertaining in this home is perfect indoors/outdoors. Oversized backyard deck and one and a half lots of sunshine. Newer stainless steel appliances, cozy gas insert right below the TV. All over looking your own private paradise on the Meadow! Walk to river, lake, dining at the Marina…Swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, play tennis, basketball, sit on the benches in Park-like areas. Downstairs living has Master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, laundry, kitchen, dining, living and just a GREAT ROOM. Oversized 2 car garage for all those extra toys we all love!
For more details and information, this home is listed with Diane Corvo.
The exclusive gated and historical community called Tahoe Meadows in South Lake Tahoe has a magical location. The entrance, which is right off Lake Tahoe Blvd and closer to the Stateline area, appears subdued in nature. Yet, pass through the gate, and a treat is in store. Surrounded by meadow land and pretty much on the lake’s shore, this community is a mixture of quaint “Old Tahoe” cabins and newer construction emphasizing the meaning of California Mountain Lodge. It is rare to find one of these homes come on the market as owners tend to do whatever they can to keep these homes in their family for generations to come.
The “Y” earned its neighborhood due to the shape of the major intersection combining Highway 50, Highway 89 and Lake Tahoe Blvd. The homes found in this neighborhood were typically built in the 1970′s although the range expands from the early 1950′s to new construction. The main conveniences in this neighborhood, aside from the affordability, are the nearby transportation, shopping, bike trails and forested areas. The high school is right around the corner. If someone is looking for a neighborhood where access by walking is easy, the Y could be the answer.
The number of Y neighborhood homes sold in South Lake Tahoe, California has decreased annually over the last three years. In 2008, 21 homes were sold in the Y area of South Lake Tahoe. In 2009, the number of homes sold in the Y area dropped to 17. In 2010, that number dropped again to 14 homes sold in the Y area.
Of the 14 homes that sold in 2010 in the Y neighborhood, the lowest sale price was $65,000 for a condominium located at 1223 Bonanza Avenue #7. That property included three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home was built in 1965 and featured 841 square feet of living space. On the other end of the price range, the highest sale price for Y neighborhood homes sold in 2010 was $299,000 for the property located at 1228 Julie Lane #A. That property also offered three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home is a relatively new home, built in 2006, and includes 1,742 square feet.
The average sale price for the Y neighborhood homes sold in 2010 was $159,263 awhile the median home price was $151,250. The average dollar per square foot for the 14 Y neighborhood homes sold in 2010 was $143.87. Nine of the 14 homes sold were bank-owned, and one home was sold by short sale in the Y neighborhood in 2010.
Affordable remodeled Heavenly vacation chalet plus bonus remodeled studio unit above garage.Open beam ceilings,pine doors and trim.All bathrooms and both kitchens remodeled.Newer gas fireplace, appliances, windows,paint, carpet, flat screens, and hot tub.Furnishings included per inventory list make this a turn-key vacation rental property or family mountain home.Right around the corner from Heavenly Ski Resort and down the street from the lake and casinos.
For more information and property details, this home is listed with Dede Bacon.
Lake Tahoe is the world’s second-largest alpine lake, and the second-largest lake in North America.
Listed below are some interesting facts and figures about our beautiful lake. You never know, the next time you find yourselves engaged in a Trivial Pursuit game, you just might come out on top.
1. Lake Tahoe is 99.1% pure, and from the surface one is able to see objects at a depth of 100 feet.
2. Lake Tahoe is 21.6 miles long and 12.2 miles wide.
3. Lake Tahoe’s average depth is 989 feet; its deepest known point is a remarkable 1,645 feet.
4. The surface temperature of the lake is 50 degrees F in the winter and 68 degrees in summer
5. 750 feet below the surface, the water temperature is a chilly 39.2 degrees F to 41.5 degrees F.
6. There is enough water in Lake Tahoe to cover the state of California with 14.5 inches of water!
7. 1,400,000 TONS of water evaporates from the lake every day! But this only lowers the lake level 1/10th of an inch.
8. It is 72 miles around Lake Tahoe and is approximately a two-hour drive.
9. Lake Tahoe’s elevation is 6,228 feet above sea level.
10. Lake Tahoe is was formed by movement of the Earth’s crust, and is believed to have been a small lake or river originally. Volcanic activity did play a part in its formation by sealing both ends of the valley. There are 63 streams that flow into Lake Tahoe, and only one, the Truckee River, that flows out eastward into Pyramid Lake.
11. The Upper Truckee River is the main source that feeds the lake.
12. Types of fish common to Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River are Silver, Brown and Cutthroat Trout, and Kokanee Salmon and Mackinaw.
13. The two highest peaks around Lake Tahoe are Mt. Tallac at 9,735 feet and Freel Peak at 10,881 feet. Mt. Tallac is famous for its “Snow Cross” marking.
14. Two-thirds of the lake lies within California, and 29 percent in El Dorado County.
15. Lake Tahoe receives an average annual snowfall of 215 inches, and upper elevations may receive 300 to 500 inches.
16. Lake Tahoe has its share of below-frezing days and nights, but the lake itself has never frozen over. On occasion, Emerald Bay has been covered with a layer of ice, and ice forms in cold protected inlets. However, Lake Tahoe’s great depth and huge volume of water always in motion keep it from becoming the world’s largest ice rink.
17. Average days of sunshine are 307, and this is great for enjoying the six campgrounds, eleven parks and beaches around the lake.
18. There are two people known to have swam across the lake. The first woman was Earline Christopherson in 1962. She swam this in 13 hours 37 minutes, and she was only 16 at the time! Fred Rogers from South San Francisco accomplished this feat in 1955.
19. A trip west on Highway 89 will bring you to “Vikingsholm” in Emerald Bay. Heiress Mrs. Lora Josephine Morre Knight built this beautiful home in 1928, and furnished it with pieces from Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Of special interest is the single-room “Tea House” built on the island in the middle of Emerald Bay, where Mrs. Knight would take her guests by boat for an afternoon “Tea!”
20. Lake Tahoe has had many names: Bonpland, Mountain Lake, Fremont’s Lake, Lake Bigler, and Big Truckee Lake, until it was officially named Lake Tahoe in 1945. This means “Big Water” in Washoe Indian language.
And there you have – now show off your new-found knowledge.
The above Lake Tahoe information facts were presented by Pinnacle agent, Cindy Maclean.