B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$326,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$876
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

South Lake Tahoe Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    190
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    88
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    487
    525
  • Theft
    1,874
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    181
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,793
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have lived in South Lake Tahoe for many many years. It is one of the most beautiful places in California! During the winter there is plenty of fun to be had. Skiing or boarding, sledding and snowmobileing and many other fun activities. What's great about Tahoe is once the snow has finally all gone the summer can be just as much fun as the winter. With beautiful weather and the big beautiful blue Lake the beach is more fun then recess. And when the sun has gone down there is plenty of night life as well. I just had a baby about a year and a half ago and Lake Tahoe is the perfect place to raise a child! I am blessed to have been able to live in Tahoe on and off for so long!
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Love South Lake Tahoe! Has many outdoor activities, beautiful places, and good business. However, during holidays and the summer it can get very busy and traffic can be outrageous!
South Lake Tahoe is a wonderful community full of adventurous and creative people! However, I feel more can be done for the permanent community as far as affordable housing initiatives and programs that promote local business.