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Old 08-19-2006, 09:22 PM
 
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Hi, I'm planning to temporarily move in South Lake Tahoe due to work reason for few years, and would anyone guide me how the single living life out there. What would be the best option like either driving from the suburbs, Sacramento or may be renting out option better and safe like studio flat or something etc!

Would you describe me the living cost (money is not an object), better options and about the safety, please.
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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I have visited the Tahoe area several times and just got back a few weeks ago. I miss the weather . I would not live in Sacramento and commute to South Lake Tahoe. There are really not any "suburbs" of SLT. All around the lake itself are different little towns w/ SLT being one of the largest. Plenty of housing for rent. You could get on the lake or up on the mountain w/ a lake view. There are tons of condos in the different areas all around the lake. Some are newer w/ more amenities some are older and so on. I picked up several real estate booklets while there to look at and prices seemed reasonable for that area. Check the tax rates and taxes and see if you want to reside on the California or Nevada side. There are several visitor centers and Chambers of Commerce for that area, contact them to send you some info on real estate.

As for the single life, I am sure there is some as alot of the workers on the slopes and in alot of the areas that are touristy appeared to be young and single. Heard some guys talking about some radio stations concert at one of the beaches for later that day. Lots of activities always going on in the Lake Tahoe region (car shows, boating events, concerts, etc).
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Lucky you! Lake Tahoe is gorgeous. I live in Sacramento, so we are frequent visitors. Sac is too far to commute (approx. 1.5-2 hrs and the drive will be difficult in the winter once the snow begins in the hills). Also, although Sac is far more happening when it comes to the club or singles scene, it is ugly compared to Tahoe--then again I am eager to leave Sac so i am feeling a bit negative about it. However, as stated above, Tahoe is beautiful and due to the casinos, lots of singles hang out there trying to meet other people. You'll love it there!
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:17 PM
 
Location: South Lake Tahoe
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Greetings,

Good luck with your move. Lets see what I can tell you about living in this area is like.

For starters I have lived at the lake for 7 years now full time (many years prior to that spending summers here).

Night life is casino nightlife! The local bars and pubs that the locals hang out in are pretty small and the average age for these places are around 21-23 year olds.

Rent wise.. Get ready to open your check book! As the cost of living in Lake Tahoe has doubled this year alone! on the South Shore rent runs from 950.00 to 2100.00 a month (depends on your area) The apartmants are jam packed in the off season with our of town visitors working for the summer, the winter changes as a new group of people enter for the snow. Most places are packed with 3-5 people.
Work wages in tahoe range from 7.00 hr to the higher end 15.00 a hr.. This is why the locals refer to this place as poverty with a view!
Traveling to Sac is about 1 hr+ then take in the fact all the road work in the summer (I have had people visit from the bay area 3 hours away! and it took them 8 hrs at times) Then you have to deal with the snow! That would not be a fun ride every day. Plus the cost of gas as of today is at 3.69 a gal. and that will go up. Tahoe is ranked 2nd in the nation for high gas cost.
As for being safe! Tahoe is a very safe place to live, You do have crime, after all we have people that gamble and drink all night so it is bound to happen. Plus with all the peole moving in and out all the time we get a wide range of crime. Instead of living down in Sac. I would look into the Carson Valley b4 sac. Good luck
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