Clear Creek at Tahoe homesite map as of Dec 2019

This 2,136 acre development just outside of Carson City, Nevada has been featured in the Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes over the last couple of years mainly touting the Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed golf course. And rightly so, the course was gorgeous and the unique landscape was definitely taken into consideration when designing the course, with gigantic trees lining fairways and sand traps carved right into the sloping hills, it was a thrilling 18-hole course to navigate.

I’ll give the golf course an A+, however, this is no Martis Camp, which is what I was expecting given the buzz around the development.

Key Considerations

The “less taxing lifestyle” is a top reason, if not the
number one reason, why most of my clients make their way up to Tahoe in the
first place. Less traffic, less noise, less overall hustle and bustle. Clear
Creek adds to that of course with their Nevada location and no state income tax,
business tax or inheritance tax, as well as in Douglas County which offers some
of the lowest property taxes as well.

But, it’s a pretty sizable trade-off in my humble opinion. Truckee offers that historical town charm with a storybook downtown, an array of restaurants, shopping and things to do, as well as access to several ski resorts, hiking/biking trails, both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe, plus schools and parks. And of course, Truckee also has is a handful of diverse communities that also have award-winning golf courses and exclusive member benefits like private chair lifts and Lake Tahoe beach access, all within a stone’s throw to town.

The minimum 15-minute drive to anywhere outside of Clear Creek Tahoe did strike me as far more secluded, but then again, that’s what some of you have told me you are seeking – a truly private and quiet retreat.

Housing Costs vs. Truckee

The average price per square foot at Clear Creek Tahoe is around $893. This is where the devil is in the details; you’re essentially paying more for a house while presumably enjoying lighter taxation.

For example, I toured a 4 bedroom home at Clear Creek that was $920/square foot with an asking price of $2.6M. It was very sharp spec home that checked all the boxes for mountain contemporary, however, there are currently about 15 homes from neighborhoods like Gray’s Crossing, Old Greenwood, Schaffer’s Mill, and Lahontan that are much bigger than this Clear Creek home but are well below $2.6M. And, one could argue that many of those 15 homes are of a much higher caliber in terms of design, construction and amenities selection.

Another way to frame this is the fact that you will pay over $2M for a 3 bed, ~2,600 square foot home with only a 2 car garage.

But let’s be fair, if paying more for the home, utilizing tax incentives and being a secluded development is a better fit for your life, then this could really be an ideal option for you.

Bottom line, Clear Creek Tahoe is a terrific offering with some very sharp homes and with some extraordinary amenities. The Lake Tahoe beach access you get from the Twin Pines Lake and Ski House is rare and invaluable.

Clear Creek Tahoe by the Numbers

391 Total Homesites; 102 remaining

 Lot Size: .56 acres to 5 acres

Price Range: $360k – $2.9M

Mandatory Membership Fees:

            $40,000 Social Membership initiation, $6,000/Annual Dues

            $50,000 Golf Membership initiation, $9,000/Annual Dues

853 acres of protected land for hiking and biking

15 minutes to Carson City – nearest grocery stores and hospital

25 minutes to Stateline – casinos, shopping and Heavenly Ski Resort

30 minutes to Twin Pines Estate & Lake Tahoe – the development’s private beach house in the summer and ski basecamp in the winter  

45 minutes to Reno International Airport – make it an hour in the winter or peak summer time

Current Buyer Incentives

  • Lot prices are non-negotiable, but if you’re paying in cash and can close in 30 days, you can still take advantage of the 5% discount incentive.
  • For a limited time all lots have the mandatory social membership fee built in to them allowing buyers to add on just $10k for the golf membership as well.
  • All sales on spec homes include a $10k closet organization allowance.

Take a Tour

If you would like to take a tour of this development to see it all for yourself, simply send me a quick note and I’ll get it lined up for you.  Your trip will include a 2 hour guided tour to view the 102 remaining lots, a few spec homes and a temporary clubhouse, with the most important part really being your drive to the location. Reach out for more details!

The Homes of Clear Creek Tahoe

Mountain Cottage #1
OFFERED AT $2,595,000

A spectacular brand new mountain cottage in Clear Creek Tahoe designed by Kelly and Stone Architects embraces the Tahoe lifestyle. The home features an open floor plan, large family room downstairs and spectacular views of unique granite rock outcroppings. Located across from permanent conservation land, and just steps to Summit Camp – swimming, water slide, hot tub, tennis, poolside grille, bocce and more.

Mountain Cottage #2
OFFERED AT $2,425,000

Conveniently just steps from all the action of Summit Camp, close to the first tee of the top-rated Coore and Crenshaw Golf course, and the Clubhouse campus area. Enjoy magnificent views of dramatic granite formations above the neighborhood’s private “Lookout Trail”, filtered views of the third fairway, and widespread vistas to the north.

Mountain Cottage #3
OFFERED AT $2,295,000

An abundance of natural light streams through a towering wall of windows. Enjoy an expansive outdoor space, views of the golf course practice area, and majestic mountain vistas with unique granite formations. Centrally located on a quiet cul-de-sac just steps from Summit Camp and in close proximity to the clubhouse campus, and premier golf course.

Home Sites

Sale price includes a Social Membership to the Club.   

Estate Homesite 194
186 Walton Toll Road in Clear Creek Tahoe, Nevada

This 1.46-acre homesite sits prominently on the corner, is quite large and is among the most level at Clear Creek. Views are virtually 360° and include a nice panorama of the sixth fairway of our Coore & Crenshaw, #1 ranked private golf course in Nevada.

Estate Homesite 13
3547 Cutoff Trail in Clear Creek Tahoe, Nevada

South facing and gently sloping topography is just the start of the many rewards on this 1.33-acre site. There are dramatic, unobstructed views of the Carson Valley and views from the Sweetwaters to Bliss Peak.   

Mountain Cottage Homesite C28
3249 Summit Camp Way in Clear Creek Tahoe, Nevada

This 1.73-acre homesite is one of the largest in the Mountain Cottage development and is ideal for those desiring a private retreat. Located in close proximity to Summit Camp, featuring swimming, tennis, bocci, poolside grille, towering waterslide and more!

Mountain Cottage Homesite C54
302 Senecas Court in Clear Creek Tahoe, Nevada

This centrally located, ready to build on homesite is located on a quiet cul-de-sac just steps away from Summit Camp, where you will be close to all the action. Your new dream home will enjoy a glimpse of the third fairway and extraordinary golf practice facility.  

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