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Old 07-20-2007, 07:53 AM
Location: CA Coast
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Sure, me. There is no better place in the country to raise kids, as long as you use the wild land and water you moved there for. It is safe, whatever that is, there are more things for kids to do than they could do in their lives.

Schools, I can't speak for South Shore, but then again, I would not live in South Shore. The schools and teachers in the Tahoe Truckee district are very good. Better than Reno by far. We retained on off our daughters for social reasons (she was very young) she switched from Reno to Truckee and it as as if she was doing 5th grade for the first time she learned so much more. And the school she was in in Reno was considered one of the "good" schools.

The kids come out of high school prepared for college.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:20 PM
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Thanks greatbasinguide!

We do like the Keys in South Lake Tahoe.

We also like Tahoe City.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:20 PM
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Try Bear Valley Ski Area South of Tahoe and Kirkwood. Lots smaller so you'll meet everyone, great mountain to ski on and when I lived there there were lots of guys from Threadbo in NSW as well as a couple of Kiwis. That was 30 years ago, but I'm sure it's still the same. Bear Valley - Ski and Snowboard California's Central Sierra Nevada
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:01 AM
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
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Regarding the effect of the fire on Lake Tahoe, it will hopefully be minimal. They have already done a lot of errosion fencing, trenching, and clean up to assist with prevention of sediment getting into creeks and ultimately the Lake. Tahoe Regional Planning Association (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency) is a major watchdog for protecting the lake's clarity and overall health. They are teaming up with every agency in town to make sure the fire, and ALL other issues that could effect the beauty of Lake Tahoe is well managed.

Tahoe has a lot of families with kids. Many of them home school, several great schools, and an overall great place to grow up! You can get an idea/random sampling of the homes in Tahoe at www.horizonlinerealty/helpusell.com (broken link)

I know Heavenly mountain also has employee housing - or you can e-mail me at erikjm@hotmail.com for additional rental websites to search for housing.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:05 AM
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake now has a great private school in Meyers that has a focus on science. Also has a good Catholic school...
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:13 AM
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
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[quote=gizmo980;988105]If you get a roommate, you could probably find something for around $400-500/month, QUOTE]

A good rule of thumb (per a seasoned property management company in South Lake Tahoe) is approx. $1 per square foot of home up to houses 1500 sq feet. So if you rented an 800 sq foot house = $800 (utilities may vary, some included...etc) ... 1500 sq foot house = $1500. Above 1500 sq feet, it may increase at less than $1/sq.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:29 AM
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There are many things to consider before transplanting your self to South Lake Tahoe. If you are a family with young kids, South Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities for you. South Lake is very focused on the family. The Parents are incredibly involved in all activities like club soccer, AYSO, Heavenly ski team,Karate, gymnastics, tahoe swim team, dance, golf, ice hockey,bowling, rock climbing and the list goes on. There is also of course the natural beauty that South Lake Tahoe provides letting the kids play in the actual forests and alpine lake.The school are decent. The LTESMS which is mentioned above is a magnet school not private. It's focus is on environmental science and is K-5. It has won many awards and is rated one of the top schools in the state. South Tahoe High School has been under construction as measure G passed allowing for monies to b spent on the renovations of our campus. The architects have just won an award for their designs on our school. The campus is gorgeous.
If you are a single person looking to relocate, the question here is employment. South Lake is 54 miles to Reno and 120 miles to Sacramento. A commute would be difficult in the winter months. If you are self employed, entrepeneur, or plan on working for the resorts/casinos remain as your alternatives. The nightlife is pretty decent. It is a small community so you will almost always run into a friend while you are out on the town.
Most shopping is done down in Carson valley. This is where you will find Costco,Home Depot, Best Buy, Walmart, target, Borders, etc. Tahoe does have everything you need at the lake though. 2 Safeways, 1 Raleys, Pier One, Ross, and our Outlet.

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:48 AM
Location: Moving to Tahoe
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Seems great for us! We are 30 years old, and want to live the outdoor life ad raise a family. We like the small town feel I hear about, and will see in a few days, and from what you said, it seems the perfect place to be, although the casinos, but just don't go there... If you live 10 to 15 mins from the stateline are you away from that? I guess il see in the next few days when I Pam going out to look at a place to move and turn into a home. We love the outdoors and keep to ourselves, and like having nice people around, so it seems perfect. If you have any suggestions please let me know!
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