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Located in the midst of the Sierra Nevada mountains and on the picturesque south shore of America's largest alpine lake, South Lake Tahoe, California is a great place for retirement, recreation and relaxation.

The attraction of splendid natural scenery, nearby Nevada casinos, boating, hiking, fishing and skiing areas makes Tahoe a popular year-round resort destination.

South Lake Tahoe, California
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Among the GreatPlacesToRetire.com group of cities, South Lake Tahoe ranks high in recreation, crime and proximity to nearest large city. South Lake Tahoe ranks low in air quality, home energy use and natural hazards risk.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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