Tahoe City is located at the junction of Hwy 89 and North Lake Blvd. The Truckee River exits Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City, and is the only outlet to the lake. Fanny Bridge at the dam in Tahoe City is a popular viewing point of giant trout. Many fine shops and restaurants, a marina, a 9-hole golf course, and a beautiful public beach make this area a favorite spot for tourists and residents alike. Many homes are within walking distance of all that the area has to offer.

The homes and the rare legal duplexes in the Tahoe City area are generally mixed in age, architecture, quality and upkeep. The Bunker Tract is located behind the golf course in Tahoe City and consists mainly of permanent residents. Lake Forest is an area with some homes near or on the lake, and has many older cabins and homes - some with quality upgrades.

Subdivisions in the Tahoe City area include: Tahoe City, Bunker Tract, Rocky Ridge, Lake Forest