Truckee, CA

Population: 16,231 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Truckee has a Livability Score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Truckee crime rates are 70% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Truckee is equal to the California average
  • Truckee real estate prices are 20% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Truckee are 11% higher than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Truckee

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Cold Stream AlternativeKG - 1215n/a
      Sierra High (Continuation)9 - 1250n/a
      Sierra Expeditionary LearningKG - 8212n/a
      Truckee Elementary SchoolKG - 5506n/a
      Glenshire Elementary SchoolKG - 5536n/a
      Alder Creek Middle6 - 8531n/a
      Tahoe Truckee High9 - 12728n/a
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      Truckee Reviews

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      Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter in Truckee
      Attractions9/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife6/10
      Dining6/10
      Shopping7/10
      My family and I have lived in Truckee for almost two years. We aren’t big city people, so we have thoroughly liked living in this small mountain town. Probably the thing I love most about living here, is that, no matter what time of year it is, there is always something to do. In the Spring we love to pick a trail and go on a hike; in the Summer, we enjoy going to Donner Lake; come fall, again, we like to hike and see the colorful trees; and in the winter, we pick one of the nearby ski resorts and spend the day skiing or snowboarding.

      While Truckee certainly wouldn’t be considered a large city, there are a number of local restaurants that we love to go to. Additionally, when we do need something that only a larger city has to offer, we have a few options to choose from. Reno, Nevada is a short 35-minute drive and the Sacramento/Roseville area in California is about an hour and a half away. However, almost everything we need can be found right here in Truckee.
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      Source: The Truckee, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).