West Shore

Experience a classic laid-back Tahoe lifestyle in this area.

Welcome to West Shore, Lake Tahoe

Rich with history, authentic style, and sheer beauty, Tahoe’s West Shore invites homeowners to relish a classic laid-back Tahoe lifestyle. The locally coined term states that “the West Shore is the best shore” – and with good reason.
This stretch of the lake, stretching from Tahoe City south toward Emerald Bay, is graced with spectacular lakefront estates, cozy cabins, and elegant historic homesteads. Communities include Sunnyside, Tahoe Pines, Homewood, Tahoma, Meeks Bay, and Rubicon Bay. The West Shore has a very neighborly feel where friends catch up at the West Shore Market and impromptu gatherings form on area piers in the summer. Along the main road, a paved bike path stretches from Meeks Bay all the way into Tahoe City, which is perfect for cruising with the family on a warm summer day.
In the winter, Homewood Mountain Resort is just a short drive away. Deemed “the gem of Lake Tahoe’s west shore” by SKI Magazine, Homewood offers unparalleled views of the lake. Sugar Pine Point State Park offers year-round activity, including access to Tahoe’s beautiful shoreline during summer and cross-country ski and snowshoe trails during winter. Those looking to immerse themselves in the true Tahoe lifestyle need to look no further than West Shore.

Overview for West Shore, CA

2,290 people live in West Shore, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $65,662. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Around West Shore, CA

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tahoe Speedboat, Rubicon Trail, and SWA Watersports- Homewood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.31 miles 54 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 3.76 miles 52 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Beauty 4.24 miles 41 reviews 4.9/5 stars

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The following schools are within or nearby West Shore. 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.
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Demographics and Employment Data for West Shore, CA

West Shore has 1,011 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Shore do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,290 people call West Shore home. The population density is 516.286 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.01 / 47.99%

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