Located in El Dorado County along hwy 89 toward South Lake Tahoe are Meeks Bay and Glenridge, close to Rubicon McKinney. These neighborhoods are called the Gold Coast because of its luxury homes and great views of the turquoise waters and white sands of Emerald Bay. Nearby is Meeks Bay Marina, offering white sand beaches, swimming, volleyball, hiking, and biking trails. Many watersports are available, canoeing, paddleboat, and kayaking. Emerald Bay State Park with leisurely hiking is also nearby. The nightlife of South Lake Tahoe is only 30 minutes away. Pricing in this area can vary between $400K to $1 million, with lakefront homes listed as high as $17 million.
Traveling along the west shore of 89 from Tahoe City toward South Lake Tahoe, McKinney Rubicon is best known for its access to the McKinney Rubicon trail. Many of the homes border streams and properties back to hiking, snowmobiling and cross country trails. There are also many campgrounds nearby for water sports. The neighborhood is mixed with large, elegant homes along with moderately priced mid sized homes. McKinney Estates and McKinney Rubicon Springs homes can range between mid $400K and $1.5 million.