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The Christmas Valley neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe, CA, is a secluded and desired neighborhood resting at the base of Echo Summit, nestled in the majestic Sierra Nevada. This area gets it’s name from the Christmas themed street names that lay throughout the area, such as Saint Nick Wy, Santa Clause Dr. and Blitzen Rd. Less than 600 homes make claim to this beautiful neighborhood and many of these homes are next to National Forest land, have great mountain views, or even back the Upper Truckee River. The lots in this area are generally larger than the average Tahoe lots, just like those in the Black Bart neighborhood and average from 6,000 to 10,000 square feet. Homes for sale in Christmas Valley range from small cabins and fixer uppers in the upper $200,000’s all the way to new, large custom homes valued at over $1,000,000. Christmas Valley is only about 10 minutes away from the city limits of South Lake Tahoe and about 15 to 20 minutes from Heavenly Valley, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area and the casinos at Stateline. It is south of Meyers along Luther Pass Road (Hwy 89) and the Upper Truckee River. Due to its remote location, Christmas Valley gets more snow than many of the other neighborhoods located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Why Live Here?
Living in Christmas Valley gives home owners easy access to ski areas in winter and golf courses in the summer. And, with the Truckee River here, fishing is available too! The nearby Meyers neighborhood has a grocery store and some services with everything else available in the City of South Lake Tahoe just 7 miles away. Christmas Valley is also a gateway to great hiking trails and the snow play sports of snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Spring brings beautiful waterfalls to the area, just off the Hawley Grade National Recreation Trail. Hawley Grade is a historic stretch of the Trans-Sierra Pony Express route, one of the most interesting sections of the old route which carried mail from Missouri to California in the mid-1800s. The grade was built by Asa Hawley in 1857 and was the first graded wagon road in the Sierras. Even today you can still find parts of the original retaining wall and cobblestone road.