We’re all very well aware that the pandemic’s not over. But what have we learned so far, when every trip outside one’s bubble is a potential health hazard? As pollution and noise from transit slowed down, at one point to almost a grinding halt barring necessary travel? Like climate change, with COVID-19, the enemy to fear is ourselves.
During this time, an essentials journey that’s isolated and on your own two feet is a way to distance while getting some exercise and me time. Being a pedestrian is one personal way we can reduce carbon emissions, and these Tahoe/Truckee homes are on the market today within easy walking distance of town centers for essentials and socially distanced soirées.
Thin Slice of Heaven
Kings Beach has never been more accessible or affordable in this skinny little cabin, complete with an enclosed backyard that includes a deck and spa, a large kitchen, classic hardwood floors, and a wood stove. Plus, don’t you want to live on a street called Golden? Sounds ideal. Add that it’s walking distance to the lake and commercial establishments, and that the price was reduced by $10k in June, and you’re golden. Sold.
Info: $439,900, 2 bed, 1 bath, 970 square feet, 8653 Golden Ave., Kings Beach, Century-21 Tahoe North
As Easy as 1-2-3
Situated conveniently between Big Blue and Tahoe Drive businesses, this beautiful and spacious home makes things simple. No wonder its address is 1, 2, 3! Fancy a morning dip in the Jewel of the Sierra followed by a steaming cup of coffee in close proximity? This three-bedroom delight is your gal.
Info: $698,000, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,253 square feet, 123 Juanita Dr. #57, Incline Village, Coldwell Banker Select
DPR is where it’s at in Truckee: You’ve got all your modern grocery and other conveniences on the upper end past the freeway underpass, and all your small family-owned mom and pops on the stretch within historic downtown. For a large family or group, this Queen Anne Victorian has five bedrooms and a giant, landscaped backyard. Yes, it’s expensive, but this bad boy is zoned for commercial purposes as well as residential, so you’re welcome to run your very own cafe/bookstore (okay, maybe that’s this author’s dream; find your own!) out of the large, unfinished basement.
Info: $1,775,000, 5 bed, 2 bath, 1,957 square feet, 10230 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, Tahoe Mountain Realty