In Downtown Truckee approximately 1/3 of the homes were built at the turn of the century. Most of the historic buildings are concentrated along Commercial Row, with some along the Truckee River. Shopping, freeway and train access are all nearby. Zoning is mixed, providing opportunities for both residential and commercial uses.
Gateway Park is located off of Donner Pass Road close to the Tahoe Forest Hospital. Lots are about a 1/4 acre and level. The neighborhood is close to shopping at the Safeway Shopping Center and Interstate 80.
Meadow Lake Park and Donner Trail are located behind the Truckee Donner Public Utility District building on Donner Pass Road, around the corner from our office. These neighborhoods are comprised mostly of primary residents, and are close to town and shopping. The properties have great southern exposure.
The subdivisions listed above are almost completely built out and are Truckee’s oldest neighborhoods, developed in the 1940’s.
Subdivisions in the Downtown Truckee area include: Moody's Extension, Dolley Arms, Stoneridge Townhomes, Truckee Roll, East River Street; Safeway Area - Donner Trail, Gateway Park, Meadow Lake Park
A bit about the history of Truckee . . .The colorful history of Truckee dates back to 1894, when the Stephen-Townsend-Murphy party was migrating west, trying to cross the Sierra before winter set in. A friendly Paiute Indian offered assistance in guiding the party to California. His name sounded like “Tro-kay” to the white men, who dubbed him “Truckee”.
Logging has been a key industry in Truckee over the past century, along with the railroad. In the late 1800's, the town gained a reputation as a wild Old West town, with plenty of saloons and a red-light district. After the 1920's, Truckee began a 40-year period of little growth and development, particularly during and after the War years. Finally in 1960, the Winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley, putting the Truckee-Tahoe area on the map as a major destination resort for year-round recreation.
The Truckee Real Estate market offers a variety of housing opportunities in both small and large subdivisions, all with different personalities. As we talk about the "Greater Truckee area" we are referring to all the neighborhoods of Truckee homes stretching from about 8 miles east of downtown Truckee and to the east of Donner Lake, not including Donner Lake, and the neighborhoods north of Truckee - in the Prosser Lake area - and south of Truckee along Highway 267, not including the Martis Valley and Northstar areas.
Subdivisions in the Greater Truckee area include: Downtown Truckee, Safeway Area (Donner Trail, Gateway Park, Meadow Lake Park), Gray's Crossing, Armstrong/Biltz Tracts, Old Greenwood, Olympic Heights, Ponderosa Fairway Estates, Ponderosa Palisades, Ponderosa Ranchos, Martiswoods Estates, Sierra Meadows, Sierra Pines Townhomes, and many more.