Hello again friends. Let's try this again.
I'm moving to Lake Tahoe with my girlfriend. Does anyone have experience moving out west from the east coast?
I made the cross country journey to Salt Lake last January, so I kind of know what to expect from the drive.
What should I remember? What should I forget?
1.Move to South Lake Tahoe. Best nightlife, entertainment, best chances for jobs(although still not good this late in the season)access to 5 great resorts within 45 mins(Sierra-At-Tahoe, Kirkwood, etc and Heavenly has a lift literally leaving from street level next to the casinos!) and really cool people
2.Check craigslist for rentals, there are some decent prices right now for places. The largest casinos in Tahoe are in SLT; Harrahs and Harveys, and they are literally on the exact border between Cali and Nevada. If you live on the NV side, there is also no state income tax, a sweet bonus!
3.Tahoe has been getting more snow than any other major ski area in the country right now, and lake level snow averages 125 inches, and more than 300 in higher elevations. Translation: Stay warm, be prepared for blizzard conditions, and Please don't move there without an AWD or 4WD car(or at least front-wheel drive) with snow tires, and no matter what you have, drive slow, cautiously, and keep the roads safe.
Tahoe is amazing, and you've made a good choice; you are in for a winter of good times! Good luck bud