The South Lake Tahoe MLS divides the city of South Lake Tahoe into 16 smaller areas. The Tahoe Island Drive area is located between Tahoe Keys Blvd. and Highway 89, just south of the Tahoe Keys area. Tahoe Island Drive is one of both locals and second homeowners favorite areas due to its location, affordability, and setting.
The Tahoe Island Drive area is minutes away from the South Shores best beaches by either car or bike. There is a bike trail that parallels Highway 89 and leads to Pope beach, Baldwin beach, Kiva beach, Valhalla, Camp Richardson, Fallen Leaf lake, and beyond. Tahoe Valley Elementary School is located right off of Tahoe Island Drive. Homes are also close to shopping, restaurants, and the Tahoe Keys Marina.
The setting in the Tahoe Island Drive area varies depending on the street. Some of the houses back meadows and National Forest Service land, but most homes will back another house or lot. There are towering pine trees throughout the entire area that give the neighborhood that “Tahoe Feel.” Great mountain views are rare here due to the trees and the location, but some of the meadow front homes do have good views.
Houses for sale in the Tahoe Island Drive area average in the upper $300,000 range. There are fixers and foreclosures for sale in the $200,000’s. There are also large new and newer homes for sale over $600,000.