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Where To Live

There is housing available around the Truckee/Tahoe region for Northstar employees. Each employee must come prepared to research and find their own housing upon arrival. Please refer to the resources provided below.

Recommended Areas Near Public Transportation

  • Sawmill Heights – Located at Northstar– 1 mile/1.6 km from the Village/mountain
  • Kings Beach, CA – 6 miles/10 km from Northstar
  • Truckee, CA – 6 miles/10 km from Northstar
  • Incline Village, NV – 11 miles/18 km from Northstar
  • Tahoe Vista, CA – 7.5 miles/12 km from  Northstar

Sawmill Heights Apartments

Located at Northstar on Highlands View Road - www.sawmillheights.com or call 530.562.2501

Apartment living 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.

Sawmill Heights Apartments within the Northstar community managed by Sawmill Heights Apartments - 530.562.2501 or info@sawmillheights.com.

Kings Beach, CA

6 miles/10 km from Northstar

Kings Beach, CA is the best option for housing. It is only about 6 miles away, and offers the best access to public transportation services. Northstar offers free shuttle transportation to and from work within a close proximity to the resort. This service begins operating the second week of December. Northstar operates transportation to Kings Beach on a limited basis prior to December 15th. 

Truckee, CA

6 miles/10 km from Northstar

Truckee, CA is the historic town near Northstar. It offers shopping, dining, and housing for many of our employees. The Greyhoud Bus and Amtrak Bus stop in Truckee at the train depot and it is the hub for the North shore of Lake Tahoe. If you choose to live in Truckee, transportation does not run on a regular schedule until mid-December. Please be aware of this if you choose to live in this area. After December 15th, regular buses will service the Truckee area.

Incline Village, NV or Crystal Bay, NV

11 miles/18 km from Northstar

Incline Village, NV offers a variety of housing on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. It is accessible via public transportation, however the public transportation does not operate until mid-December, so you will have to be prepared to find transportation prior to that time. 

Areas to Avoid if You DO NOT Have Transportation

  • Glenshire, CA
  • Donner Lake, CA
  • Tahoe Donner, CA 
  • Tahoe City, CA
  • Tahoma, CA
  • Homewood, CA

Map of Tahoe Area

Human Resources will provide free bus passes to those living in certain areas, please ask upon arriving.

Distance to Northstar
Town Miles Kilometers
Truckee 6 9.5
King's Beach 6 9.5
Tahoe Vista 7.5 12
Incline Village 11 18
Tahoe City 15 24
Alpine Meadows 20 32
Homewood 22 35
Squaw Valley 18


Housing Contacts

Sawmill Heights Apartments - located on Northstar property. Call 530.562.2501 or email sawmill@polarstarproperties.com.

Sierra Sun - Find local residential housing listed in the classified ads.

The North Tahoe/Squaw Valley/Truckee Weekly - Find local residential housing listed in the classified ads.

Craig's List - Look in the Reno/Tahoe area. Great resource for housing in the Reno/Tahoe area. Be aware of the areas to avoid.

The Housing Connection - 530.583.0880 - Get access to resources for making your relocation process a bit easier. The Housing Connection is a fee-based rental search program.

Century 21/Tahoe North R.E., Carnelian Bay - 530.546.8224

Truckee Mountain Vacation Rentals - 530.587.5509

Tahoe Sierra Rental Company - 530.587.9218

Martis Valley Associates in Truckee - 530.587.4500

Dickson Realty - 530.587.7444

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