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Old 10-14-2007, 10:21 AM
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This is an interesting article on South Lake, over development wrecks another town
South Lake Tahoe is no longer the charming mountain town it once was, according to an article in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.

“Massive redevelopment and an influx of wealth in recent years have all but wiped out the old kitschy charm of Tahoe’s southern shore,” author Marisa Milanese writes. “As the transformation proceeds, the area is trying to become all things to all people: an upscale resort town as well as a draw for the younger set looking for all-night clubs and tequila shots.”

The article continues to note that many longtime residents have fled the area as home prices have climbed, a phenomenon seen in many aging resort towns, such as Atlantic City and Aspen, Colo. In response, bumper stickers reading “Keep Tahoe Blue Collar” have recently emerged, a play on the environmentalist message “Keep Tahoe Blue,” Milanese writes.

“So many of the old fun places seem to have disappeared,” former resident Whit Hickman tells the paper. “There’s a lot more to do now. But I still miss the old stuff.”

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Old 10-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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That's sad... I used to live in SLT, and it was such a charming place. But I left right around the time they started "building it up," so I saw this coming! I'm sure it will still keep some of the charm, though - and they can't physically make it too big, due to the mountains & such.
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:47 PM
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that article is a bit overblown, but that's ok.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:04 PM
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Default South Lake Has a little more polish, the slopes are still the same!

I have lived here for 23 yrs. and this article makes South Lake Tahoe look like we had a complete face lift. If you only stayed at Stateline near the Casinos, it would appear that way. Should you travel in any direction for 15 minutes you would still see South Shore the way you rememberd. Great beaches, and world class Mountains. Remember the old run down shops that were at stateline? Gone, in thier place are more recognisable shops and upscale stores. Travel to the "Y" outlet stores and you can still find shops that have been there for years! I still see some old familiar faces working around town. Not all of us have left, nor do we want to leave!! Tim
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Location: Moving to Tahoe
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Default Thanks Tim!

Tim, that's great to read! My fiancé, both 30 are moving there... For that quiet area away from the chaos, although its there if you wanna see it. We are moving for the outdoors, I am hoping to patrol at heavenly, I'm taint with them and have all the paperwork in, so really hope all is good!

Anyhow, I guess your a little bummed that you have transplants coming in, but we are moving there for the very same reasons you say are still there! The mnts, the lake.... All the outdoor activity, and just relax at night. So I am really glad to hear the town is what I am hoping and will find out this weekend as I will be there looking for places for my fiancé and I to live.

We just love the outdoors and being in nature. That's what lead us to south lake. I have been there a few times although always in the winter. So it will e super nice to see it when the tourists are gone and it is what it is. That'll be perfect. Than get a better idea when the tourists do come in... Hope it's cool we are moving out there, but we are simple people who want a simple life. Seems like we found it...l. What do you think?
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:13 AM
Location: Waterworld
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I haven't been to SLT in quite a few years, but when I was last there for a wedding it seemed quite peaceful, but sometimes development does take off fast. So if this is the case then it sucks.

But like Tahoephoto mentioned, I can't imagine that it would be too bad once you got about 15 to 20 minutes away from the CA/NV border on both sides.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Location: A bit further north than before
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Guys. Check the date. Geez.
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