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10 Reasons We’re Thankful for Truckee

November 14, 2013

Truckee is a Sierra Nevada gem, bestowing a magnificent natural family-friendly playground for any level of adventurer regardless of the season.  This is the perfect destination for unforgettable memories in this breathtaking region.  Here are just a few reasons why we love Truckee; you’ll have to experience the beauty yourself.

1. Location, Location, Location

Truckee is located two hours from Sacramento, and three hours from San Francisco with easy access off of Interstate-80 giving you an ideal balance of access and escape.  Within minutes you can be shop ‘til you drop in historic downtown Truckee or be sipping local award winning Pinot Noir at the Truckee River Winery.

2. Truckee’s Traditions

The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop has established itself as one of Truckee's preeminent events.  This annual favorite brings nearly 1,000 locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping.  Truckee Thursdays offers great activities downtown and fun for the whole family including the Foothill Farmers MarketFirst Fridays celebrates the community with participating merchants providing free activities, art, music, food, drinks and specials for all to enjoy.

3. One of America’s Best Summer Lake Towns

NBC News chooses Truckee as one of America’s Best Summer Lake Towns for its picture-perfect locales and historic western charm, noting that Truckee is a great basecamp for exploring outdoor activities such as the growing sport of stand-up paddle boarding and sunset wake surfing.

4. Elevate Your Palate

This small town has hit the map as a foodie destination with fine dining, delis, coffeehouses, pizzerias, cafes and more!  Cottonwood Restaurant overlooks downtown Truckee from one of the nation's oldest ski lodges while Dragon Fly Restaurant has an eclectic blend of Thai, Japanese, Indian and Malaysian influences, all of which combine to create a delicious dining adventure. Pianeta feels like a journey back in time; it is warm, charming and romantic and Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. is a brew pub where beers are brewed in-house.  These are just a few of the many outstanding establishments that present a variety of tastes sure to please any palate.

5. Truckee Garners Top Ski Town Recognition

Truckee repeatedly ranks among the top mountain ski towns in the country, most recently by publications including Sunset Magazine’s “Top 10 ski towns in the West”, National Geographic’s list of “World’s 25 Best Ski Towns”, Men’s Journal ranked Truckee as “One of America’s Best Mountain Towns” and Travel and Leisure listed local Truckee as one of “America’s Best Ski Towns”.  Get ready to carve your cares away on these dynamic slopes!

6. Where else will you find a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center just next door?
Ownership has its privileges at Constellation Residences with easy access to a 17,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort including 16 treatment rooms and ladies' and gentlemen's lounge areas with sauna, steam, whirlpool and adult-only lap pool.  You also have access to the Northstar Village Recreation and Fitness Center with saline pool and spa at the bottom of the Highlands Gondola. This brings ‘spa time’ to another level.

7. 40 Years of Rich History

Truckee is a place rich in history with a quaint downtown that hosts charming shops and superb restaurants set in authentic historic buildings.  Transforming from a day ski area to a year-round destination resort, Northstar has evolved to become one of the top mountain resort properties in the country.  Recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Truckee proudly retains its historic roots.

8. Do you love snow?  So do we. 

The Weather Channel recently named Truckee as the fourth-snowiest city in the United States.  With an average annual snowfall of 202.6 inches over 30 years.  One of those very snowy winters was in 2010-11, when it dumped 510 inches of snow at 6,200 feet and 810 inches at 8,200 feet.

9. Myriad of Year Round Activities

Whether you choose to spend your day refining your swing with a round of golf at the local championship-level Coyote Moon, Old Greenwood and Northstar award-winning courses or splashing into the Truckee River for white-knuckle rafting, strolling down the streets of historic downtown, or strapping on your boots for an unforgettable hike, there is always something to do.

10. Dynamic Local Art Scene

Truckee is home to a large community of energetic artists that boasts creativity.  Check in frequently to see fresh stunning pieces: Art Obsessions, Carmel Gallery, Artisan's Market Place feature vast collections from internationally known artists' to up and coming talented local artists.

Truckee is not a seasonal winter destination, it’s a 365 days a year vacation destination with adventure mixed in that has something for everyone.  Constellation Residences at Northstar is a unique opportunity to own an amazing mid-mountain home in this premier mountain playground.  Your new, wholly-owned residence comes equipped with everything you need to enjoy the good life from day one.  Plan your trip today and explore this charming mountain town where you can have an adventure every day, every season of the year. 

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