Donner Summit

Peaceful and scenic, the Summit is nestled in the mountains roughly 10 minutes from downtown Truckee.

Welcome to Donner Summit

Donner Summit Properties, Truckee

Where is Donner Pass in relation to Lake Tahoe? The Donner Summit is a truly unique area that many visitors to Lake Tahoe pass by on Interstate 80, heading to Truckee and North Shore communities. Peaceful and scenic, the Summit is nestled in the mountains roughly 10 minutes from downtown Truckee, and 30 minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, hence why interest in Donner Summit real estate never wanes.
 
Those looking to truly experience the breathtaking beauty and pristine serenity of the Sierras will want to explore The Summit. The area has much to offer residents in every season. Hiking trails – including the world-famous Pacific Crest Trail – wind through the peaks and valleys. Mountain biking is another popular past-time, as is fishing and boating in the smooth waters of Donner Lake.
 
Local ski resort Sugar Bowl is the oldest and longest-running independent ski resort in Northern California. Located just off I-80 at 8,383 ft, Sugar Bowl is beloved for its snow levels and easy access from the freeway. Just down the road is Soda Springs, a family-friendly resort perfect for beginners. North America’s largest cross-country ski resort, Royal Gorge, is also located at the Summit and offers six trail systems that cover 6,000 acres of wilderness.
 
Communities located along The Summit include; Kingvale, Norden, PlaVada, Soda Springs, and Serene Lakes. Needless to say, Donner Summit homes for sale don’t tend to be on the open market for very long.
 
We have sold numerous properties in this beautiful and serene part of Lake Tahoe. Before we list any property we carry out extensive market report research, to ensure that the valuation is 100% accurate. We’ll also advise on how to dress and present a home at Donner Pass, so when those Open House events happen, the property will look simply irresistible.

Overview for Donner Summit, CA

330 people live in Donner Summit, where the median age is 53.5 and the average individual income is $43,786. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

330

Total Population

53.5 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$43,786

Average individual Income

Around Donner Summit, CA

There's plenty to do around Donner Summit, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

16
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Old 40 Bar and Grill, Donner Summit Gas, and For Real Dough Pizza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.5 miles 30 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 16 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining 2.74 miles 30 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Shopping 1.04 miles 34 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.98 miles 39 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Schools in Donner Summit, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Donner Summit. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Donner Trail Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

Demographics and Employment Data for Donner Summit, CA

Donner Summit has 136 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Donner Summit do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

330

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

53.5

Median Age

51.82 / 48.18%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
136

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$43,786

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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