Originally Posted by ski=free
What towns near Tahoe would you suggest I look at?
Near, near? Or an hour away?
Nearby, my first choice would be The Truckee area. You're out of the Basin and away from the tourists. If you want to live in the Tahoe Ba$in stick to the North Shore.
An hour away-go west and check out Placerville, Auburn or Nevada City. All in the Foothills of the Sierras. Plus if you want some city action, Sacramento is less than an hour away. I really like Placerville (pop. 8000). Auburn is a bit to big for me, but then again I like small towns. Nevada City is smaller than Placerville and is a biking mecca.
If you own a house in Mass. I suspect you will find the cost of housing less in the Gold County.
Personally I don't care for the Reno Area. Carson City seems OK. But Western Nevada is mostly desert, whereas the Gold County is forested.Edited by SNPete - 3/25/10 at 2:03pm