Although most of my blogs have been created to enlighten you about real estate trends and the intricacies of building or remodeling a home in the Truckee region and Lake Tahoe Basin, I’ve decided to step away from the norm to share a story that I recently read in Lake Tahoe This Week. The article is titled “25 Amazing Aspects to Lake Tahoe.”
When I read the story, it reminded me as to why my wife, Kelly, and I have worked hard to make a good living in a land that is indeed one of the most spectacular treasures on Earth. I’ll give credit right now to its author, Shanie Matthews, who started the article with accolades for this Gem that without a doubt, adds value to investing in land or property within the Lake Tahoe Basin…
“If you read through my blog posts, you know that one thing is absolutely clear: I truly believe Lake Tahoe is an amazing place. With so many positive points, its exquisiteness can be overwhelming. The way that the mountains create a mesmerizing frame to an ever-changing face of a moody lake is reminiscent of Europe in many ways.”
Highlights of the 25 Amazing Aspects to Lake Tahoe
I suggest you read the whole story, yet in the meantime, Kelly and I selected a few of the highlights that were of personal interest to us:
- Lake Tahoe is aging gracefully, clocking in at 2 million years old!
- Lake Tahoe is unique in that it is endothermic basin. This means that it drains into the Truckee River and instead of flowing toward the ocean as most rivers do, it flows east into the mountains with a final destination in Pyramid Lake.
- Lake Tahoe is one of the purest water lakes in the world, with the water coming in at 99.994% pure (this is close to distilled water that is 99.998% pure).
- Our year-round, long-term population for the basin is 53,000 people. This number surges during the peak seasons and can hit 300,000 people.
- Lake Tahoe is surrounded by five peaks that are over 9,000 feet, including Rubicon Peak (9,183’), Mt Tallac (9,735’), Pyramid Peak (9,985’), Mt Rose ((10,778’) and Freel Peak (10,881’).
- The lighthouse located on Rubicon Trail was once considered the world’s highest working lighthouse.
- Crystal Bay is the deepest part of Lake Tahoe, measuring in at a staggering1,645 feet below the surface (a depth that would swallow the Empire State Building).
- Lake Tahoe tap water has been named the best tasting tap water in the United States.
- There are 63 different tributaries that release water into Lake Tahoe, but only one release valve, being the Truckee River.
- And a real favorite that we have yet to see ourselves … There is reported to be a Loch Ness-type monster that lives in Lake Tahoe. Her name is Tessie.
If you ever want to know more about the Lake Tahoe Basin, feel free to contact us at any time. We have been running our architecture firm and interior design companies in Lake Tahoe, and the Truckee region, for over 30 years.
Best to you,
Jim& Kelly Borelli
James P. Borelli
Truckee / Lake Tahoe
Kelly Borelli Interiors
Truckee / Lake Tahoe