South Lake Tahoe California: Almanac

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Population

23,609

Elevation

6,225 feet

Median price

of single-family home in Eldorado County: $194,400. Depending on square footage, condition and location, ski cabins of 1,000 square feet in South Lake Tahoe can run from $175,000 to $350,000. Lake frontage starts at more than $1 million.

Taxes

California's Proposition 13 established a 1975 base-year value for property until, as a result of a change in ownership or new construction, a new base-year value is determined. A maximum 2 percent increase is applied to the base-year value annually. More information: co.el-dorado.ca.us/assessor/propass.htm

Main businesses

Gaming, tourism, entertainment, retail, construction

Local ski area>Heavenly Mountain Resort

4,800 skiable acres; 3,527 vertical feet; 360 annual inches; 85 runs; 30 lifts, including one high-speed gondola, one aerial tram, two high-speed six-passenger chairs and six high-speed quads

Information

South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, 530-541-5255, tahoeinfo.com; Heavenly Mountain Resort, 800-432-8365, skiheavenly.com

JANUARY 2005

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