Why Empty Nesters are Flocking to Truckee and Lake Tahoe

Living in a mountain town comes with serious perks.  Just ask any local throughout the Lake Tahoe or Truckee region.   They will be the first to tell you that if you have the opportunity to retire to where the air is clear, the skies are blue, and mountains and lakes are your backyard, that you should consider a move to enjoy the quality of life that comes with living a full life in the quaint collection of mountain towns within the magnificent High Sierra.

There are many reasons why we chose to move our family to Truckee many years ago.  And today, hundreds of empty nesters are following the trend to flock to the mountains.  In fact, a recent mid-term real estate report documents that people just like you are ‘seeking the good life’ by using the equity from their former family home to build or purchase a new home in which to live ‘happily ever after.”

Want to know more?  We’d love to share our story about how we left the corporate world in Bay Area to build a successful business, and healthy family lifestyle, right here in our hometown of Truckee, CA

Contact us any time, or stop in for our personal insight about the magnificent choice of mountain estates, lakefront homes, and resort properties for sale throughout the Tahoe/Truckee region.


Come Seek ‘The Good Life” in a Small Mountain Town

From our personal experience, you can rest assured that your kids will be delighted that you chose to move to our little piece of paradise that is wrapped with nationally-recognized ski and golf resorts, an eclectic assortment of bon-appetit praised restaurants, and music, arts and cultural events and festivals on tap year-round.  And that’s just the beginning.  Here are some more highlights that will entice you to think about retiring, or moving, to the communities which typify the term ‘home sweet home” for all the right reasons.


Healthier Lifestyle.

No matter what Lake Tahoe or Truckee community you choose to call ‘home,’ traffic, air, noise and light and water pollution is an unknown. What does exist is an endless passion to live a good life in and around the great outdoors – steps from your porch or within a short scenic drive.

In addition to the great outdoors, you’re going to appreciate the indoors when you can pour yourself a drink of water – right from the tap.  Throughout the region our public utility districts continue to win national awards for the clarity of their water systems.

In Truckee, the water comes from 12 deep wells.  Because of natural filtration, the groundwater aquifer is protected from surface water contamination which gives us a water quality that meets and exceeds state and federal government standards.   Cheers!


Award-Winning Health Care Options

Although living a healthy life is a natural option for all of us, there are often times when we seek professional health care.  Fortunately, we are supported by some of the finest health-care facilities in the West that are owned and operated by Tahoe Forest Health System:


Tahoe Forest Hospital – Truckee, CA ~ 24-hour emergency care, an ambulatory surgery center, intensive care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a medical/surgical unit, women and family center, home health and hospice programs, a health clinic, cancer center, long term care center, children’s center, a health and sports performance center, as well as a variety of community health outreach programs.

Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center ~ State-of-the-art treatment options that include access to clinical trials through its affiliation with the UC Davis Cancer Care. It’s network, and supportive care programs are among the best in the country.

Incline Village Community Hospital, Incline village, NV 24-hour emergency care, an ambulatory surgery center, intensive care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a medical/surgical unit, home health and hospice programs, as well as a variety of community health outreach programs. 


In addition,  there are two other well-respected full-service hospitals and medical facilities operated through Renown Health and St. Mary’s Heath Network in Reno, NV.


Slower Pace of Living.

It seems the old saying “Stop and Smell the Roses” applies in every mountain town as does the pace apply to Lake Tahoe and Truckee.  Rush hour is non-existent.  Stop lights are few.  Long conversations at sunset are many.

As for traffic … other than a few of the key holidays around the resorts, you’re going to love your commute – how’s five minutes to town and back sound?


Higher Quality of Life. 

Just one look at a calendar of events and you will start to appreciate the value that comes with living in and around the High Sierra.   From fundraisers for local charities or purposeful parties to support athletic programs, to our festive events, there’s always something to do year-round.  And throughout each season, there are a series of arts and humanities-based lectures and workshops and a diverse selection of free community events that support personal growth, wellness, and community.


Open Space.

As much or as little as you desire. If you have had the vision to build a vacation home to share with family and friends, or invest in an expansive mountain or ranch estate to pass on to generations to come, Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate has the pulse on the properties that are now for sale, and selling quickly, throughout the region.   All of which offer spectacular scenery and open space to live the good life that comes with living and retiring in our small mountain towns.


Home Town Hospitality.

No matter where you go or what you do, you will be welcomed with open arms.  It’s where neighbors are truly your ‘neighbors’ in every sense of the word.  When you need help, they’ll be there for you 24/7.  When you want peace and quiet, they’ll respect your space.


Safe and Sound.

This may be one of our top reasons why empty nesters are moving to the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region.  It’s where your grandkids can be ‘kids’ in an environment like the ‘good-old-days.”  Be it riding their bikes to town and back, or fishing with their friends into sunset, or mountain biking to their hearts’ content, kids are free to wander without the worry at home.


Live the Good Life – for the Rest of Your Life.

Be it our hometown of Truckee, CA that that has grown from its roots as a vibrant railroad town to a quaint year-round resort community, or lakeside or mountainside communities that overflow with small-town American hometown charm, if you’re considering a move to retire in a mountain town, we’d be honored to show you what it’s like it “Live the Good Life” in and around the High Sierra.

Take a moment and browse the Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate site to find the perfect area for you.  And then call us at (530) 582-8103drop us a note, or stop into our real estate office in Truckee, CA.