Truckee as we know it today originally grew as a railroad town during the 1800’s when the Transcontinental Railroad was being built. Historical downtown Truckee has buildings dating back to the 1800’s and is what gives the area it’s unique and historical charm. There is a downtown walking tour that describes the old buildings as they lead along the Truckee River towards Donner Lake. People who live in Historic Truckee enjoy the benefits of being close to the local shops and restaurants as well as the Truckee River. The historical charm of the area just adds to the great mountain living you will find in Truckee.
You might be able to own a piece of history if you buy a home in Historic Truckee, but there are also a lot of newer construction homes. You will find homes dotted along the Truckee river where they have the best views of the mountains and river around them. Prices do range in the area which can accommodate many buyers.
The downtown Historic Truckee community offers year-round events that attract people vacationing in the area as well as locals. There is easy access to many hot spots in the area. There are 12 golf courses within a 20 minute drive of Truckee. Some of the courses are private, but most are public. There are 7 ski resorts that are within a 30 minute drive of Truckee which include some of Lake Tahoe’s most popular Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Northstar. Interstate 80 feeds through Truckee making for easy access to the area. Whether you are coming from Sacramento or Reno, Nevada, Interstate 80 affords the quickest drive to Historic Truckee.