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.
Facts for Renters
South Lake Tahoe was founded in 1965 through the combination of six unincorporated communities.
Children living in South Lake Tahoe attend schools overseen by the Lake Tahoe Unified School District - four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
The city boasts nearly half a dozen resorts and an acclaimed golf green - the Bijou Golf Course. Numerous parks and campgrounds are available for residents to enjoy the great outdoors.
It's not all nature, though - there's also shopping at Heavenly Village and cultural events like Valhalla's Art, Music and Theatre Festival.