“Y” Area

“Y” Area

The “Y” Area

Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay

The “Y” area in South Lake Tahoe, California is located in the central part of town located where Highway 50 coming from Meyers meets Highway 89 heading towards Emerald Bay. There are many well priced starter homes & remodels in this neighborhood along with some new construction properties as well. The “Y” area is about five miles away from Stateline, where Heavenly Ski Resort, dining, shopping and the casinos are located.

As many of the neighborhoods in South Lake, the houses available in the “Y Area” are varied. This area has some of the lowest priced homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe next to more expensive new construction or remodeled properties. Most of the homes in the “Y” Area are on flat 5,000 square foot lots and have neighboring homes on all sides of the property. Due to all of the trees in the “Y” Area, mountain views are rare in this area.

The “Y” Area is conveniently located where HWY 50 and HWY 89 intersect in South Lake Tahoe. This is a great location for locals who want to be in town, but also for second home owners who would like to be close to most of South Shores amenities. Camp Richardson and Valhalla are only about 5 minutes north on HWY 89, and between the Y and Camp Richardson are some of South Shores best beaches.

Gardner Mountain Area

Gardner Mountain Neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe, CA is located near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 89 (this intersection is referred to as the “Y”). Gardner Mountain has a quiet mountain-like setting and is still within the city limits of South Lake Tahoe. Those seeking a blend of “in-town” amenities with “mountain living” ambiance will find themselves heading to the neighborhood of Gardner Mountain. This neighborhood is popular with both locals and vacationers as it is within a short distance to many of the South Shore’s visitors attractions such as: Camp Richardson, Valhalla, Pope Beach, Baldwin Beach and Kiva Beach (which is a dog-friendly beach). In this area, many of Lake Tahoe’s annual festivals, such as The Renaissance Festival, The Great Gatsby Festival, The Kokanee Salmon Festival and the ever popular Oktoberfest all take place.

Several of Gardner Mountain’s streets border U.S. National Forest Service lands making for miles of walking, biking and hiking right out many homes’ back doors. Trails leading to Fallen Leaf Lake can be accessed at the back of Gardner Mountain. These trails provide a wonderful opportunity for biking, hiking and cross country skiing without needing to travel by car. Also within the area are plenty of great restaurants, grocery stores and shopping to keep life convenient. Just to the south of Gardner Mountain is the South Lake Tahoe High School.

Throughout the Gardner Mountain neighborhood are approximately 365 homes providing a mixture of classic cabins, ranchers, and large contemporary homes. These homes are situated on lots ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 square foot, many with a depth of 200 feet creating wonderfully private backyards.

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