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Overview of South Lake Tahoe

The city of South Lake Tahoe is located in El Dorado County, CA, and features some of the most scenic landscapes in the state. More than a million visitors travel to the Lake Tahoe region each year; however, the community's prime location near transportation, great schools and plenty of employment opportunities attracts residents. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 21,400 people live here. Those looking for South Lake Tahoe apartments for rent will love the endless outdoor recreation in this world-famous town.

Living in South Lake Tahoe, CA

In the 19th century, people began to settle in the valleys and foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in search of gold, and settlers from the Midwest migrated to the region to escape the frigid temperatures of the winter. By 1864, Tahoe City was founded and created into a resort development for miners from nearby Virginia City.

Residents in South Lake Tahoe apartments will find that the workforce is diverse, and there are plenty of employment opportunities in tourism, healthcare, education and

government. Some of the top job providers in the area include AFF Marshall Hospital, Child Development Programs, Lake Tahoe Community College and Marriott-Timber Lodge.

Because of the prime location in one of nature's most beautiful spots, residents of South Lake Tahoe have a 28 percent higher cost of living compared with the national average. However, the average commute time is only 17.6 minutes, and some amenities are within walking distance.

South Lake Tahoe Attractions and Special Events

Lake Tahoe has been ranked at the Best Lake in America, #1 ski destination and #1 travel destination by several travel publications. However, there is more to this area than the slopes. Residents will find plenty of shopping, as well as other outdoor recreation such as biking and golf. There is also a vibrant nightlife scene and many high-end dining options.

To find your next rental apartment or house in South Lake Tahoe, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

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