It's a real town with an unreal backyard. A place for those who know an outside life tastes sweeter. There's an authentic vibe that is both welcoming and exciting to be a part of. It's a Truckee thing.
Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Truckee is just 200 miles northeast of SanFrancisco, 100 miles east of Sacramento, California, 40 miles west of Reno, Nevada, 12 miles north of Lake Tahoe, California and 155 miles from Yosemite National Park East Entrance. Truckee is a popular place to call “home” for those wanting the best of both worlds.
Up and over the hill from Lake Tahoe’s north shore, Truckee offers an easy base that’s away from the hubbub. Historically a logging town, Truckee was also the site for major railroad construction in the 1860s. Today, it’s Western-style downtown has morphed into a great place to shop in appealing boutiques and galleries. It has also become something of a foodie hot spot, with sophisticated but comfortable options all over town.
Sparkling Donner Lake is a fun alternative to Tahoe for locals and Legacy Trail has become a staple for bikers and runners alike with the gorgeous view of the Truckee River and the mountainous backdrop.
“The roads are small town roads, not too many traffic lights and no night street lighting, which took some time getting used to. Now, of course, I love it and it’s part of the character and tranquility.” -Samantha A.
Truckee offers a quiet, serene atmosphere with a laid back, “country meets suburbia” vibe. Often described by locals as being peaceful, welcoming, and family-oriented, Truckee is known for its adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors as well as it's close-knit community and friendly residents.