South Lake Tahoe

This place presents its best self when fall and winter arrive but also allows residents to hike or cycle the trails in the spring and summer months.

Welcome to South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city in El Dorado, with 21,000 residents. The city is approximately five miles long, running alongside Route 50, otherwise known as Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Hike or cycle the trails in the spring and summer months, and relax on the beach, but it’s when fall and winter arrive that South Lake Tahoe really presents its best self.
 
With 910cm of snowfall per year, residents of South Lake Tahoe enjoy a lengthy ski season, which runs between mid-November and mid-April. Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort is the main winter attraction, and you can ski and snowboard to your heart’s content before returning to your cabin to rest up and enjoy the view as the sun sets behind staggering scenery.
 
However, if all that still isn’t enough excitement for you and you want to party after a day on the slopes then South Lake is the place for you! The nightlife in South Lake is alive with late-night bars, casinos, nightclubs, and restaurants. If you’re on the Nevada side of South Lake then alcohol is sold 24 hours a day.
 
The Western side of the city is where you’ll find the residential area and the best South Lake Tahoe real estate opportunities. There is a significant 60/40 split between renters and homeowners, so if you’re looking at purchasing an investment property, South Lake Tahoe real estate could be what turns your head. Always remember to study market reports, look at what has sold recently, and maybe walk around some open home events so you can see what you’re getting for your money versus what other landlords might be offering.

Overview for South Lake Tahoe, CA

21,355 people live in South Lake Tahoe, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $39,807. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,355

Total Population

39 years

Median Age

High

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

$39,807

Average individual Income

Around South Lake Tahoe, CA

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

71
Very Walkable
Walking Score
96
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ba Shuk, J Boutique, and Tahoe Blue Adventures.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.79 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.1 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.79 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.79 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby South Lake Tahoe. 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
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Elevated Digital Learning Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for South Lake Tahoe, CA

South Lake Tahoe has 9,078 households, with an average household size of 2.32. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Lake Tahoe do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,355 people call South Lake Tahoe home. The population density is 2,095.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,355

Total Population

High

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

39

Median Age

51.95 / 48.05%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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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
9,078

Total Households

2.32

Average Household Size

$39,807

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

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