Originally a collection of small summer neighborhoods, South Lake Tahoe blossomed into a year round community shortly after World War II, when Highway 50 was finally paved over both summits, Echo and Spooner. As the area was developed and the population grew, several of these neighborhoods were incorporated into the city of South Lake Tahoe in 1965. To this day, South Lake Tahoe is the only incorporated city in the Lake Tahoe Basin. And despite the incorporation, the summer neighborhoods still hold onto their distinct look and feel.

Within the city limits, there is Stateline, Tahoe Meadows, Heavenly, Bijou, Bijou Pines, Al Tahoe, Pioneer Village, Highland Woods, Sierra Tract, State Streets, Tahoe Keys, Tahoe Valley, Gardner Mountain, and the ‘Y’.

In the unincorporated El Dorado county areas on the California side, there is Angora Highlands, Echo View Estates, Mountain View Estates, Tahoe Paradise, Christmas Valley, Meyers, Meyers Flats, Pioneer Trail and Montgomery Estates.

In the unincorporated Douglas county areas on the Nevada side, there is Kahle, Lower Kingsbury, Upper Kingsbury, Lake Village, Roundhill, Zephyr Cove, Zephyr Heights, Marla Bay, and Skyland.

There are vacation rentals in most, if not all, of these neighborhoods. Each neighborhood offers its own appeal, depending on what the guest is looking for. Having an idea of where these neighborhoods are located will help you define your search for the perfect South Lake Tahoe vacation rental.