For the big picture, take a drive around the lake. Clockwise is best because then you aren't looking across traffic to see the lakeshore homes. Going during the shoulder season (October, November, April, May) will give you the least traffic to deal with.
Many of the nicest homes are on the lake and out of view from the road. But it is still fun to see the area and peek through the gates. If you have access to a boat, you can see these houses that are out of view to everyone else.
People often wonder where is the greatest concentration of spectacular houses. That would be Lakeshore Blvd. in Incline Village. You can find it on Google Maps.
|This is Incline Village from above (The overlook on the Mt. Rose Highway). |
Lakeshore Blvd. runs along the lake on the lower right side of the picture.
Some people imagine that this is where the movie stars have houses, but these out-of-view houses are mostly too expensive for movie stars.
|The Eastern end of Lakeshore Blvd. starts near this sign on Hwy 28|
|There is a nice sidewalk path that runs most of the 3-mile stretch.|
You can park at one end and have a beautiful 6-mile round trip hike.
There are many nice houses you can see...
And there are many more hidden behind gated drives...
Lakeshore Blvd. makes a nice hike or drive. Enjoy.
Just after this blog posted, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on a property that is just a bit west of Lakeshore Blvd., one that used to be owned by the Hills Brothers Coffee people. Here's the link: http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-lake-tahoe-beachfront-home-for-34-5-million-1415905150
Here's the pic by Jarvis Photography: