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Old 05-31-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Turlock California
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Default Thinking Of Moving Near Lake Tahoe

My husband and I have three children and live in the Central Valley of Northern California. We are thinking of moving to Truckee California. We really love the Lake Tahoe area and think it might be a great place to finish raising our children. Does anyone know anything about the Truckee area?
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I don't know much, but since no one else has responded, I will share what little I do know.

It is a small town. Cute. I think it would be a good place to raise children--it seems like the crime rate would be low. I don't know anything about the schools...

You will get snow in the winter which can sometimes cause problems if you try to get in or out of the town. Accidents during winter are common on the fwys near the town.

Reno and Lake Tahoe are near which is nice. Sacramento will be your closest and biggest city which is about a 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour drive. Reno is the next biggest place and I believe it is only about a 1/2 hour from Truckee--maybe a little longer.

Since you really love the Lake Tahoe area perhaps you should look into Carson City, NV as potential relocation town too?
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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It is a beautiful area.

I personally wouldn't raise a family there. Lots of tourist coming and going. The schools are not that great. Most of the children are spanish because their parents work for hotels, vacation rentals and contractors. My stepson was living at one of the private schools there and there were plenty of drugs going around.

I hope you like snow in the winter, because it gets tons of it in the winter. It's one of the coldest places in CA.

There isn't a lot of entertainment in this town. It's great for skiing, hiking & fishing. Not a lot of things for small kids to do.

There are 6 Sex Offenders that are mapped and 8 Non-Mappable Offenders.
Numbers go up during the summer and winter.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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What about Pollock Pines on Hwy 50? It's about an hour from South Lake Tahoe. PP gets snow but not as much as Truckee.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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Facts and Figures (broken link)

I read there are 19 registered sex offenders living in Pollock Pines in early 2007.

Looks like they have decent home prices.

Also check out Lake of the Pines in Auburn. They have 3 good schools right by this development. It's great for kids!
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Auburn, CA
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I grew up in Auburn, and i can say that they have great schools, and there are lots of things to do (if you like the outdoors, hiking, biking, the river). It's not the small town that it used to be, and homes are expensive (like everywhere else in cali). But, its about an hour and a half from tahoe, which makes it great for weekend trips. There are closer lakes and rivers to play in though. Lake of the pines is a good area. Nevada City might be another option for you. There's a similar "small town" atmosphere like Truckee, but with better schools. Also check out El Dorado Hills, and Folsom. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-20-2007, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Shingle Springs, CA
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Pollock Pines...is a little dicey, IMO, with kids. It is beautiful up there, but let's put it this way, many local school bus drivers prefer to NOT drive the Pollock Pines kids because of their attitudes. Not that they're all like that, but there's a low socio-economic element in PP, that just don't seem to supervise their kids, and have an "I'll do what I want you just f... off" kind of attitude. If you come lower, down into Placerville or Shingle Springs, it's okay. If you're looking for small-town, "country" life, I don't recommend El Dorado Hills or Folsom. Not in the country, El Dorado Hills can be quite snobby, Folsom is a pretty suburb if you want a suburb.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:47 AM
 
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
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I wouldn't say the Tahoe area is cold!! It is very dry, and the sun is ALWAYS shining (unless it's snowing). It does snow a lot, but very nice in between storms. Cold perhaps compared to southern California, but no comparrison to a lot of the US with the humid hot summers and humid bone chilling winters. The summers in Tahoe are to die for, and a swim in the Lake will make your day - - every time!
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Town of Truckee
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