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South Lake Tahoe, California   Add Favorite    5 Reviews | Review This Place

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-Mild winters
-Nearby recreation
-Central location


-Growth and sprawl
-Rising cost of living
-Summer heat

What Bert Has To Say About Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade Metro Area

Sacramento, the capital of California, has been a leading agricultural and transportation center for most of its history. In the past 15 years, as costs have escalated in California’s coastal cities, thousands have migrated to the area for its reduced cost of living and proximity to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Now, as a result, growth and traffic issues have become top-of-mind issues for the area. Downtown Sacramento is pleasant and attractive but somewhat lacking in entertainment and activities (aside from restored historic “Old Sacramento” riverfront downtown area). Most recent growth has occurred to the north, northeast, and south as typical California sprawl- freeways, strip malls, and endless developments of tightly packed homes. Job growth projections remain strong.

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Quick Facts About South Lake Tahoe

    The unemployment rate in South Lake Tahoe is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. South Lake Tahoe jobs have Increased by 2.19 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, South Lake Tahoe's cost of living is 38.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, South Lake Tahoe's population is 21,706 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.56 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in South Lake Tahoe is $380,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -19.90%.
    South Lake Tahoe public schools spend $14,788 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.1 students per teacher in South Lake Tahoe.

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South Lake Slumhole

This place is awful. At best the people are undereducated meth addict alcoholic mental cases. At worst they embody the word Hegemony. Just read about Eureka CA and... (Read More)



Great Recreation

South Lake Tahoe has some of the best access to backcountry recreation in the state. 10 minutes from town are excellent backcountry skiing, hikes, mountain biking and... (Read More)



great climate

Lake tahoe has great weather 8 months of the year---and the other 4 months of winter are not bad if you don't mind a little... (Read More)



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