Truckee, California is a vibrant, thriving mountain town 15 miles north of Lake Tahoe and 35 minutes from Reno, Nevada ~ in the northern Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 5,817 feet.
A popular home base for ski enthusiasts, it’s commonly said that people move to Truckee for the winters, but stay for the summers. Year-round outdoor recreation is facilitated by access to lakes, rivers, public lands, bike paths, and endless miles of dirt trails, in addition to winter snow sports.
Truckee served as a summer home for Native Americans before it hosted emigrants to California in the 1800s, including the infamous Donner Party. It grew up as a railroad and lumber town, and is now incorporated as the quaint Town of Truckee with over 16,000 residents.
Residents benefit from high-quality healthcare, schools, transportation and communication infrastructure.