Situated on the Northwest Shore of Lake Tahoe, Dollar Point is easily one of the most desirable and sought after communities. This lakeside neighborhood offers an array of single family properties that range from luxury lakeview estates to modest mountain chalets. Just minutes from Tahoe City, tucked in a serene neighborhood setting consisting of local year ‘round residents and vacation homes.
Dollar Point residents enjoy access to the popular family friendly amenities, including a private neighborhood sandy beach with pier, picnic areas and a volleyball court, lakeside tennis courts as well as additional tennis courts in the upper neighborhood alongside the associations swimming pool.
Adjacent to the Tahoe City Nordic Center with an extensive trail system of cross-country and snowshoe trails, which double as hiking and biking trails in the warmer months. The prestigious amenities, private lake access, and close proximity to town, makes Dollar Point a beloved family atmosphere to call home.
Originally part of Chinquapin, a name given by the Washoe Indians describing a scrub tree with edible nuts that grew plentifully in the region. In 1884 the Glenbrook Mills reached across to Observatory Point and timbered 337 acres. Hunting and fishing continued to be excellent, despite the commercial activity in the area. The D. L. Bliss interests took over the title to the point in 1898 when they formed their Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company. In 1916 Mrs. Laura Moore Knight of St. Louis bought the acreage from Bliss’s heirs and built a cluster of chalets around a main structure that she named “Wynchwood”. In 1927 Mrs. Knight sold the property to Stanley Dollar Sr., the San Francisco shipping magnate, and she purchased the sweep of land and the island at the southwest end of Emerald Bay. Here she built the famous “Vikingsholm Castle”, completed in 1929, for which she is remembered today. Dollar added another tract of land which encompasses today’s Chinquapin development adjacent to the point, together considered to be one of the best residential areas on Lake Tahoe.