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Historic Truckee, CA

Sparks and cinders flew from the back of those early Truckee trains that made their way up old Donner summit. Wood was the fuel of choice. What wasn’t used for the railroad, made it way to the mines of Virginia city to shore up the miles of tunnels riddling the earth up there. Only now, 150 years later, has the forest returned to something of its original grandeur.

Truckee was a railroad town and still is with old wood burners being replaced by 4 monster diesel engines with mile long trains now carrying goods from all over America, up Donner Pass to the 8th largest economy in the world, CALIFORNIA.

When you visit Truckee and you look carefully, shadows of the past can still be seen, faded, but still prominent. Rooms for $1.50 a night with steam heat adorn the weathered brick of a downtown building. Charlie Chaplin stands near the sign of the Empire Theatre which saw its last performance a hundred years ago.

Fire was the bane of this new frontier town. After several losses, the buildings were constructed with state of the art fire protection which consisted of several tons of sand assembled in the attics of new buildings so that when the inevitable fires broke out they would be extinguished just as soon as the ceilings burned through. Fires are still to be considered in a more modern Truckee. So, our firemen must consider the threat of tons of sand falling from a ceiling that might burn through.

A Chinese herb shop was reconstructed in its old location near the Truckee River. The Truckee jail resides on Jibboom Street which was known to house late night revelers in the famous red light district. Jibboom Street has tamed down since the days of its infamy. Gone are the ladies and their places of business. Drinking establishments have moved to the main street. But still, a neat place to visit.

Truckee is a town of great historic interest to the many tourists that visit the town each year. With its myriad of excellent restaurants, to its spectacular skiing, Truckee is still a magnet for knackers, mountain climbers, fishermen and women, bikers, boaters and other fun seekers.

Truckee Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 148 homes for sale in Truckee, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
59% Land/lot, 36% Single Family, 1% Condo and 3% Other.

59% Land/lot
36% Single Family
4% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 148
Average Home Size 2,257 ft² / 210 m²
Price Range ($1,300 - $11,995,000)

Weather in Truckee

The average high temperatures in Truckee range from 40 in January to 77 in July

Average home income in Truckee

The average household income of a Truckee resident is $90,005 with an average home value of $496,989

Population of Truckee

Truckee has 18,514 residents.

Home ownership in Truckee

The average level of home ownership in Truckee is 66%.

Education breakdown of Truckee

Education levels of residents of Truckee include: highschool 17%, associate 10%, bachelor 32%, graduate 10%.

Households in Truckee

Truckee has 7,355 homes, built on average 33 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 148 homes for sale in Truckee. These homes are comprised of Land/lot, Single Family, Condo and Other. The average list price of these property results is 694,851. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Truckee please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 148 homes for sale in Truckee, CA are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Truckee area. Member brokerages representing the 148 homes include Dickson Realty, Chase International and Alain Pinel Realtors.