If you are thinking of buying homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, you may also be looking for more information on the area. Luckily, the great crew over at Tahoe South put together this great infographic that breaks down the top ten things you need to know about this stunning mountain town we get to call home.
First thing you should know when looking for homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe is that you are about to live in a place that is home to the largest Alpine lake in North America. Pretty cool huh? Not only does it attract 3 million visitors a year, it is 22 miles long and could fill 60.2 MILLION Olympic pools. The deepest point is 1,644 ft. That is a lot of COLD water. if this is your first experience with living near an alpine lake, there is something you should know about owning South Lake Tahoe real estate: Before you jump in with wild abandon, no matter how good of a swimmer you are, let your body acclimate to the cold waters first before taking on a long distance swim.
We also are lucky enough to have 274 sunny days a year. Even when there is snow on the ground, it is usually accompanied by sunny blue skies. So don’t forget your sunscreen when moving into your South Lake Tahoe real estate. You can still burn in the winter!
If you are planning on enjoying the endless camping options as a resident, you are in luck. There are 1,307 camp sites around the basin. Some of which are right outside the back door of your South Lake Tahoe real estate. In fact, if you enjoy hiking, biking, running and all things trails related, be sure to scope out the options when looking at homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe. If you end up buying a property that for some reason doesn’t have optimal trails nearby, there are over 200 in the area.
Last, but not least, the highest peak in the area is 7.5 Empire State buildings tall. Even if you don’t intend on taking on 10,881 ft of elevation, lake level is still pretty high up. Some folks start their Lake Tahoe residency with a little elevation sickness. Be sure to do your research on this and get in touch with a medical professional if necessary. However, most folks end up acclimating pretty quickly. Just stay hydrated, eat carbs and take it easy depending on how extreme your symptoms are.
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