Will I need to get a bank account when I arrive?
We recommend that everyone set up direct deposit and open their own bank account upon arrival. Select a bank that is near your residence, and remember that we offer direct deposit. It will take up to 2 paper checks before the direct deposit works.
Bank of West - Kings Beach & Tahoe City
Bank of America - Truckee, Incline Village & Tahoe City
Wells Fargo - Truckee, Incline Village & Tahoe City (Full Service ATM Only)
Plumas Bank – Truckee, Kings Beach, Incline Village & Truckee
US Bank - Incline Village (ATM Only), Truckee & Tahoe City
Don't fret if you don't have a place to stay on day one. There are more than 30 hotels and motels in the North Lake Tahoe area to help you out until you find that apartment or roommate you are looking for.
There is shopping available in Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and Incline Village, however for more selection and lower prices a trip to Reno, Nevada could be useful.
Safeway - Truckee, Kings Beach and Tahoe City
Save Mart - Truckee, Tahoe City
WinCo - Reno, Nevada (cheap groceries)
Costco - Reno, Nevada (bulk grocery shopping, membership is required)
Wal-Mart - Groceries, pharmacy, toiletries, housing supplies - Reno, Nevada
Target - Groceries, pharmacy, toiletries, housing supplies - Reno, Nevada
REI - Outdoor supplies, warm clothes, boots etc.
Cabela’s - Outdoor supplies, warm clothes, boots etc.