Rent to Own Homes near Truckee, CA

  • Truckee, CA is the ideal mountain town. Tucked in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the Nevada border and Lake Tahoe, you will be hard pressed to find another location so beautifully scenic and with such history and charm. With 34 square miles and an elevation ranging from 5,500 to 7,500, it is an ideal location for both summer and winter activities, making Truckee a popular choice for vacation/second homes, as well as for the type of person looking for a year round retreat.

Check out over 300 Truckee, CA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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Top 4 Reasons to Live the Scenic Life in Truckee, CA

  • Outdoor Adventure! Donner Lake, located in town, has 35 public piers for summer activities such as swimming and boating. Rivers and campgrounds, such as the Martis Creek Lake campground just 5 miles from town, provide plenty of other means of enjoyment, including rafting and world class fishing. Donner Memorial State Park, named after the infamous Donner Party, features an Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument, paying tribute to all those who journeyed over the first wagon train pass over the summit of the Sierra Nevada. The park is also great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in winter, and nearby snowmobiling paths mean limitless cold weather entertainment.
  • Great Value! The median home value in Truckee is $495,000, which is less than surrounding cities, such as Tahoe City and Homewood. Make your next house a good value by buying in an area with similar proximity to the same activities and destinations. Enjoy hiking around or swimming in the pristine Lake Tahoe, or ice skating and tubing at Northstar.
  • Pioneer History! Historic Downtown Truckee focuses on preserving the area's unique past, and features the Old Jail Museum, where 19th century Old West figures like Baby Face Nelson and Ma Spinelli spent time. The 20 Mile Museum on the Donner Summit, which consists of photo worthy spots placed along the road the wagons traveled, details the pioneers' travels and that of the 1st transcontinental railroad which passed through. The Truckee-Donner Historical Society puts on many great events throughout the year to celebrate its prominent place in pioneer history.
  • Healthy Real Estate Market! Truckee has a very healthy market, including having maintained fairly consistent home values over the past 10 years. Over the past year, the average price per square foot has increased, making it a good choice for someone looking to rent to own. Gray's Crossing golf course and the Kidzone Museum in town ensure that there is something for everyone once you've located the perfect property.