Tahoe Keys – South Tahoe Neighborhood

Neighborhood Profile- Tahoe Keys
Tahoe Keys is a neighborhood unlike any other in the entire Tahoe Basin.  Centrally located in South Shore, you enter Tahoe Keys via Tahoe Keys Blvd or 15th street off Hwy 89.  This is a private marina neighborhood at the water’s edge made up of higher end homes and condos, most with lake access.  These properties sit on 740 acres with 11 miles of inland waterways, allowing for waterfront homes with boat docks out the back and breathtaking views of mountains and Lake Tahoe.

The amenities that Tahoe Keys offers include private security, both an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, a clubhouse, a playground facility, volleyball courts and a private beach and pier.  Also located within this area is a public boat launch with shops, the Fresh Ketch Restaurant and a small commercial facility housing a gym, yoga studio and professional offices.

The Tahoe Keys was developed in the late 1960’s with most homes being built from the 1970s to today, and not many vacant buildable lots remain within the development.  The average size home is 2500 sqft, with a small lot and water access.  Towards the entrance on Tahoe Keys Blvd you’ll find the different condos – each with its own homeowners association, as well as the larger Tahoe Keys Homeowners Association which also covers the houses.

Life in the Tahoe Keys allows a person a laid back pace with easy access to Lake Tahoe and the surrounding amenities available in the City of South Lake Tahoe.

If you have questions or further comments, please contact the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® at (530)-541-7007.  You may also send an email to  STAOR@STAOR.org .


Meyers – South Tahoe Neighborhood

Neighborhood Profile- Meyers
There’s some debate as to whether Meyers is considered a separate town or part of South Lake Tahoe – but no matter what side of the argument you’re on, there’s one fact that everyone agrees on – Meyers is a growing community!  Once you come down Echo Summit and land in Lake Tahoe Basin, you’re in Meyers.  Now don’t be fooled by the distance on your GPS – Meyers is only 4.2 miles, or 5 minutes from the “Y” (located at the corner of Lake Tahoe Blvd and Highway 50) in the City of South Lake Tahoe.

This community is made up of approximately 475 homes with an average lot size of 6000 sq ft.  You’ll find all styles of homes from the classic A-frame to ranchers and newly built mini-mansions.  The views that you can get from these properties range from forest, river, mountain ridgelines and golf courses.  Meyers also has a number of recreation activities right outside the door including golfing, biking, and hiking, as well as snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter time.  A gem of Meyers is the Tahoe Paradise Park which includes Lake Baron – a place where you can spend you summer days in the sun while your family fishes and plays in the water –  as well as tennis courts, a playground and Truckee river access.  The local elementary school, the Environmental Science Magnet School, is also in high demand with its focus on teaching environmental sciences.  You don’t even need to travel far for supplies or night life as there is a wonderful local grocery store as well as numerous great restaurants, and the local bar which hosts live music several nights a week.  Meyers has everything that South Lake Tahoe offers in town, but on a smaller scale for those who prefer a more laid back lifestyle.

If you have questions or further comments, please contact the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® at (530)-541-7007.  You may also send an email to  STAOR@STAOR.org .

Tahoe Island Park – South Tahoe Neighborhood

Neighborhood Profile – Tahoe Island Park

As you’re driving on Hwy 89 towards Camp Richardson, you’ll notice a small neighborhood tucked back on the right side of the road.  This is the Tahoe Island Park neighborhood.  Consisting of approximately 400 homes, this is a quaint neighborhood made up of homes built between the 60’s and 70’s with a few newer construction homes as well.  This area can be accessed both off Lake Tahoe Blvd by either Tahoe Keys blvd or 3rd street, and by numerous roads off Hwy 89.  There is a mix of smaller cabins, as well as ranch style and contemporary homes ranging from 800 sqft to 2,000 sqft.

You’ll notice that the bike trail leading from the beaches off Hwy 89 through town will weave you in and out of this neighborhood.  Tahoe Island Park is centrally located with a flat topography allowing easy access all around town.  Tahoe Valley Elementary School is located in the middle of this neighborhood, so make sure that you obey speed limit signs during school hours.  There are a number of parcels in the area that offer wonderful settings – backing to sailing lagoons and meadows or with wonderful mountain and forest views.

If you have questions or further comments, contact the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® at (530)-541-7007.  You may also send an email to STAOR@STAOR.org .

REALTORS® Earn Certification as Area Specialists

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS Area Specialist

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS Area Specialist

September 10, 2013
Theresa Souers, 2013 Education Chair
South Tahoe Association of REALTORS®
P: 530.541.7007 | E: staor@staor.org

When buying or selling a home, one of the most important decisions a consumer can make is incorporating the expertise of a knowledgeable REALTOR®.  Choosing to work with a REALTOR® who also knows the “ins and outs” of an area, such as the nuances involving local area government agencies, only enhances that decision.

With the intent of providing a higher level of service to South Lake Tahoe home buyers and sellers, STAR created the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Area Specialist Certification program for its members.  To achieve the certification, a licensed REALTOR® must demonstrate sufficient knowledge regarding the following local agencies and industries:

  • T.R.P.A                                                                            
  • US Forest Service Cabins
  • Building Department                                            
  • California Tahoe Conservancy
  • Vacation Rentals                                                      
  • South Tahoe Refuse
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District                
  • Fire District
  • Homeowner Insurance 

This is considered the South Tahoe Association REALTORS®’ most valued education program each year.  Speakers from the agencies listed above present information and provide updates they feel important for REALTORS® to be knowledgeable about to best represent their clients in South Lake Tahoe.  After each presentation, a test is given.  To qualify for the certificate, which has been approved by the California Association of REALTORS®, one must pass with at least an 80% accuracy rate.  The Certificate is then valid for two years. 

The following is a roster of REALTORS® that earned the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Area Specialist Certification in 2012 or 2013:

Amen Real Estate
James Fain III

Cal Neva Real Estate
Erin Spicer

Century 21 At Tahoe Paradise
Scott Fair
Pamela Francis
Fawne Hayes
Jessica Hirsch
Sam Holmes
Vicki Inferrera
Jennifer Peterson
Jessica Seifert
Jill Teakell

Chase International South Tahoe Realty
Joseph Filipko
Larry Finkel
Brent Johnson
Laura Lyle
John Rodriguez
Jim Wire

Coldwell Banker McKinney & Associates
Kathleen Fagan
Madeleine Gutierrez
Christopher Herndon
Teri McKinney
Claudette Miles
Mike Owen
Janine Raney
Jackie Weaver

Coldwell Banker Northern CA
Scott Jones 

Coldwell Banker Select
Tiffany Grimes
Michelle Reynolds

Davey Paiva Realty
Gwen Niccoli

Deb Howard & Co.
Ellen Camacho
Michelle Cutting
Shannon Witt
Craig Woodward
Natalie Yanish

Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International
Darlene Fritts
Dominique Westlake 

Elite Properties
Rani Calderon

Rhonda Keen
Brenda Knox

Keller Properties
Michael Keller 

McCall Realty
Kelly Flaherty
Gail Kolb
Margo Lukins
Linda Szendry
John Ward
Mike Yagi 

Paradise Real Estate
Barbara Shriver
Dan Spano

Pinnacle Real Estate Group
Ryan Anderson
Michelle Benedict
Fernanda Dozier
Gisela Haskins
Dennis Lindsay
Theresa Souers

Realty World Lake Tahoe
Jim Mathews

Red Door Previews
Lyndsay Bryant

Re/Max Realty Today
Amanda Adams
Molly Blann
Jonathan Lemen
Heather Lew
Michael Luis
Scott Wadsworth
Erin Yohnka

Tahoe Lake Castles
Elaine Craven

8/22/12 STAR Area Specialist Certification Class!

The South Tahoe Association of Realtors Area Specialist Certification Course is only a week away! This certification course provides REALTORS® with information and updates from various agencies in Tahoe. The following agencies will provide information for this course:

  • T.R.P.A
  • US Forest Service (USFS)
  • Cabins
  • Building Department
  • CA Conservancy
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fire Departments
  • South Tahoe Refuse (STR)
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District (STPUD)

Upon passing the course, the California Association of REALTORS® will allow you add this certification to your C.A.R. member profile. This can be a wonderful marketing tool that demonstrates the value of working with a REALTOR® that is familiar with the area.

What: STAR Area Specialist Certification Course
When: August 22nd, 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre
Cost: FREE – for REALTORS® to attend for the information only
$35 – for STAR members seeking certification
$55 – for REALTOR® members of associations of REALTORS® around the lake seeking certification (Tahoe Sierra Board of REALTORS®, Incline Village Board of REALTORS®, Sierra Nevada Association of REALTORS®)
$350 – for non members (including MLS only subscribers)

*Sign up with the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Office today! Please call 530.541.7007 or send an email to STAOR@STAOR.org.