Housing Information

Employee housing is not available at Northstar. For that, we have created this guide as a resource to help you to make a worry-less relocation. While it may seem daunting it is possible and worth the effort!

The Lake Tahoe Region is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Located in the Sierras Nevada mountains and sitting at 6,225 ft, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. Among all the communities around the lake the towns of Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village, and Carnelian Bay are closest to Northstar. Some of our team members also choose to live in Reno which is just shy of 40 miles away.

When searching for your residence consider drive time to work (regular and snowy conditions) and if you need to be on a bus route. It is possible to take a bus from Incline Village to Northstar that goes through Kings Beach. It is also possible to take a bus from Truckee to Northstar and from Tahoe City to Northstar. The employee center offers a discounted bus pass.

Rent prices might be higher than you are used to due to location. One may expect to pay $500-$800 to rent a room in a house/condo and $1000+ for a private studio or one bedroom. A 3 bedroom house can cost anywhere from $1500-$3000 per month to rent. Some people choose to share a room to cut costs down. In addition to high rent prices, gas and groceries tend to be higher in the mountains. One should plan for that when budgeting how much rent one can afford.

When searching for a place, one option is to have a Realtor help you find something. A quick internet search will help you find someone willing able to help you. See the links below for some specific agencies. It may be fruitful to reach out to a couple as they will probably try to push their own clients rentals first. This route can also be helpful as they may be aware of others who are looking and might be able to connect you to them.

Another option is search the internet. Useful sites are Zillow, Craigs List, and Trulia. If you are willing, you can post an ad to find some other people to share a house with. One can drive around the area and look for apartment complexes that may not post availability online. They often will have their phone number on a sign for people to call.

Facebook can be a useful tool. Two local groups are Tahomes and Tahoe/Truckee people.

Sawmill Heights Apartments located at Northstar on Highlands View Road, CA:  Approximately 3 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 1.5 miles from Northstar. All of the stores, and shops are located in Northstar, Kings Beach and Truckee. Public transportation is available via Northstar employee shuttle and TART.Apartments offered through Sawmill Heights Apartments within the Northstar community. Available furnished or unfurnished, these apartments include all of your utilities and basic cable in the monthly rental rate. Strict “no party” rules enforced, but a great option for those looking for a convenient location, with less hassle. On-site laundry facilities and internet access also available for all tenants. This is not managed by Northstar and all tenants must sign a lease with Sawmill Heights Apartments. Northstar is not responsible for setting pricing or rules of the lease. All Northstar employees must contact Sawmill Heights Apartments to reserve a room.

Truckee, CA:
Approximately 7 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 5.8 miles from Northstar. Truckee has a Safeway, Save Mart, CVS, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, New Moon Natural Foods, tons of little shops, stores and restaurants. Public transportation is
available via TART.

Kings Beach, CA:
Approximately 10 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 6.4 miles from Northstar. Kings Beach has a Safeway, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, lots of great little restaurants, shops, and stores. Public transportation is available via TART and Northstar
employee shuttles.

Donner Lake, CA:
Approximately 12 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 10 miles from Northstar. Donner Lake has a little store Sticks Market however, most of the stores, restaurants and shops will be located in Truckee. No public transportation from Donner Lake to Northstar however, from Truckee to Northstar via TART.

Tahoe vista, CA:
Approximately 12 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 7.3 miles from Northstar. All of the stores, restaurants and shops are located in Kings Beach.  Public transportation is available via TART and Northstar employee shuttles are available from
Kings Beach.

Crystal Bay, NV:
Approximately 13 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 8.8 miles from Northstar. All of the stores, restaurants and shops are located in Kings Beach or Incline Village. Public transportation is available via TART and Northstar employee shuttles
are available from Kings Beach.

Incline Village, NV:
Approximately 17 minute drive from Norhstar and approximately 11.3 miles from Northstar. Incline Village has a Village Market, some restaurants, shops and stores. Public transportation is available via TART and Northstar employee shuttles are available from
Kings Beach.

Tahoe City, CA:
Approximately 22 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 14.9 miles from Northstar. Tahoe City has a Safeway, Save Mart, Ace hardware, lots of great little shops, restaurants, mall and stores. Public Transportation is available via TART and Northstar
employee shuttles are available from Kings Beach.

Alpine Meadows, CA:
Approximately 25 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 20 miles from Northstar. Alpine meadows is located in Olympic Valley, all of the stores, restaurants and shops are located in Tahoe City or Truckee. Public transportation is available via TART.

Tahoma, CA:
Approximately 37 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 24.4 miles from Northstar. All the stores, restaurants and shops are located in Tahoe City. Public transportation is available via TART.

Reno, NV:
Approximately 42 minute drive from Northstar and approximately 36.4 miles from Northstar. Reno has a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Save Mart, Natural Advantage health Shoppe, Raley’s Supermarket, Smiths, Shaw’s supermarket, Ace Hardware, Lows, Home
Depot, tons of restaurants, shops, malls and casinos. No public transportation to Northstar however, carpooling and rideshare are available from Zimride, SnowBomb Rideshare Board, Meetup, Craigslist and AlterNetRides.

These links may also be helpful.

Please reach out if you have any questions.