History of Kingsbury Grade, Nevada
Going back in history you will find that the Washoe Tribe spent their summers along Burke Creek and Rabe Meadow, enjoying the cool summer days and nights. As time went by Rabe Meadow served as a location for a logging camp that provided lumber to the silver mines in Virginia City; it was a pasture for grazing cattle and the first airport in the Tahoe Basin was built in the meadow. Eventually, the U.S. Forest Service purchased the land and restored it back to a meadow and stream. Today everyone can enjoy the meadow with walking trails that lead to the Lake, through Nevada State Beach and its campgrounds. Lower Kingsbury features the Lakeside Casino and Restaurant, homes, condominiums and apartments. If you are looking for the closest access to the action of the casinos and restaurants, then lower Kingsbury might be of interest to you.
The amenities of Lake Tahoe are never far from the many homes that back up to forest service property. In just minutes you can be skiing, or enjoying the restaurants, shopping and gaming at Stateline or be in the Carson Valley for fishing, biking and hiking. The homes in middle Kingsbury are one and two levels on properties that are approximately ¼ acre or more in size. If you are looking for a little larger home and privacy, then middle Kingsbury may interest you.
As you drive to the top of Kingsbury Grade envision horsemen careening down the Grade with their mailbags on the backs of their horses to the next way station that was and still is located at Stateline. Today, you will see houses, condominiums and timeshares with expansive lake and mountain views. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is access to 150 miles of trails through the Tahoe Rim Trail that encircles the lake and to the Nevada side of Heavenly ski resort. If you desire views, fast access to Heavenly or outdoor trails then upper Kingsbury will interest you.