Perched atop Donner Summit, the idyllic community of Serene Lakes is considered one of Tahoe’s best kept secrets. Surrounded by undeveloped and protected land, the neighborhood of 850 lots attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all types. In the summer, the area’s surrounding trail system offers unparalleled (and uncrowded!) hiking and biking opportunities, while the neighboring 5 ski resorts offer winter adventures for all ages and abilities.
Don’t let the name fool you – while the neighborhood is peaceful and offers an alternative to other more crowded scenes in Lake Tahoe – it is still conveniently located 98 miles east of Sacramento, 198 miles east of San Francisco, and 450 miles from Los Angeles. The closest commercial airport is in located in Reno – only 41 miles away.
Cabins in the neighborhood start at $350,000 and lakefront properties are extremely rare and valued in the $1M – $2.5M range.
FUN FACT: Mark Twain is said to have named the “Serene Lakes” – Dulzura and Serena – on a visit to the area in the 1860s.