South Lake Tahoe is a city located on the eastern border of El Dorado County, along the southern edge of Lake Tahoe. It's about 100 miles east of Sacramento and less than 30 miles west of Carson City, Nevada. A thriving community encircled by the majesty of the Eldorado National Forest and the lake that gives the city its name, South Lake Tahoe allows residents to experience a great blend of urban and woodsy. Those looking at homes for rent near the California-Nevada border should find much to love about South Lake Tahoe.
Given its natural setting, South Lake Tahoe's reputation as a recreational oasis is well-earned. The city calls itself "America's All-Year Playground." Kayaking, swimming and water sports are all huge parts of the leisure culture in South Lake Tahoe, and the same is true of snowboarding, skiing, hiking, biking and much more. Even as a resort city, South Lake Tahoe cares just as deeply for its residents as it does the visitors who fuel its economy.