Tahoe City, California

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Tahoe City
Unincorporated community
Tahoe City is located in California
Tahoe City
Tahoe City
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 120°08′20″W / 39.17222°N 120.13889°W / 39.17222; -120.13889Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 120°08′20″W / 39.17222°N 120.13889°W / 39.17222; -120.13889
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 6,250 ft (1,905 m)

Tahoe City (formerly, Tahoe)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Tahoe City is located on Lake Tahoe, 14 miles (22.5 km) southeast of Donner Pass.[2] It lies at an elevation of 6250 feet (1905 m).[1]

The site was surveyed in 1863, and Tahoe House was built in 1864.[2] The Tahoe post office opened in 1871, closed for a period in 1896, and changed its name to Tahoe City in 1949.[2] The ZIP Code is 96145. Tahoe City is combined with Sunnyside for census purposes into Sunnyside-Tahoe City census-designated place (CDP).


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tahoe City has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tahoe City, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 566. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Tahoe City, California

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