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Welcome to Your Mountain Home in Nevada

Lake Tahoe’s beauty and limited land keep property costs rising. To find your own little piece of paradise, talk to several local Realtors to find the right fit for you and your family, someone you can communicate well with and who understands what you’d like. Many Tahoe residents move to the area from California, and they don’t realize that the state of Nevada requires that the lender reside in-state. From a Realtor’s point of view, a client who gets a pre-approved loan from a Nevada bank is ahead of the game. Because Lake Tahoe is a sensitive environmental zone, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has regulations for all property owners. Realtors will be able to fill you in on the latest in Best Management Practices and coverage issues. The rise in property taxes in recent years has become a hot topic in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Check with your Realtor about the issue or contact the Village League to Save Incline Assets, Inc., which is spearheading the tax issue.

Once your new home has cleared escrow, you’ll want to get utilities going. Incline Village and Crystal Bay are served by Southwest Gas Corp. at 775-831-1066; or, out of the area, call toll-free at 888-645-4541 or visit online at http://www.southwestgas. com. Electricity is provided by Sierra Pacific Power Co. at 530-546-1700 or http://www.sierrapacific.com/. For telephone service, call SBC at 775-333-4811; or, from outside of Nevada, call 800-310-BELL, SBC can also be contacted online at http://www.sbc.com; to receive an SBC phone book, call 800-645-4541. Cable television is available through Charter Media (www.charter.com) at 888-954-8484.

Garbage and recycling is collected by a private company, Independent Sanitation (775) 831-2971 or on the Web at http://www.wm.com/Templates/FAC4818/index.asp. Incline Village is an unincorporated community of Washoe County, whose general improvement district provides utilities recreational facilities. IVGID provides water and sewer services, for which residents are billed monthly. It maintains a Recreation Center, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, private beaches, a tennis complex and two golf courses. Most property owners are entitled to an IVGID recreation card, a pass that allows residents and their guests onto the private beaches as well as allows access to other recreation at discounted rates. To find out what is necessary to get a card, call IVGID at 775-832-1300 or log on at http://www.ivgid.org. For post office information, call 800-275-8777 or visit http://www.usps.gov.

The Incline Village Post Office is located in the Village Shopping Center at 770 Mays Blvd., Suite 1. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Crystal Bay Post Office is located at 26 Highway 28, at Crystal Bay Drive. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call or visit your local post office to reserve a box at the office or in a neighborhood cluster box, or to find out what is necessary to put a mailbox at your house. Delivery of the local newspaper, the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, will give you a good idea of what’s going on in the community as well as current employment opportunities. The paper is delivered free of charge on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to Incline Village residents by calling 775-831-4666.

Washoe County offers satellite offices in the Centerpointe Building, 865 Tahoe Blvd., with main offices located in Reno. The Incline Village branch of the county clerk’s office is in room 102. This office can assist residents with marriage licenses, Notary Public applications, registering to vote, and applying for a business license. The office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call the office at 775-832-4166. The county also offers a library branch in Incline Village, at 846 Tahoe Blvd. Call 775-832-4130 to find out what is required to get a library card. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has offices in Carson City and in Reno. Call the Carson City office at 775-684-4368 and the Reno office at 775-688-2460 or online at http://www.dmvnv.com. Incline Village’s public schools are part of the Washoe County School District, whose Web site is http://www.washoe.K12.nv.us.

Incline Elementary School is transitioning from its old school to its new school, which opened in October 2003. Kindergartners through second graders attend the old school. The school’s phone number is 775-832-2440, and it is located on Southwood Boulevard. The new school houses grades three through five, and is located on Northwood Boulevard. The phone number is 775-832- 2450, and the Web site is http://www.washoe.K12.nv.us/inclinees. Incline Middle School consists of grades six through eight. It is located on Incline Way, and the phone number is 775-832-4220, and the Web site is http://www.inclinemiddleschool. org. Incline High School, on Village Boulevard, offers classes for students in grades nine through 12. The phone number is 775-832-4260, and the Web site is http://www.inclinehs.org.

Lake Tahoe School is a private, independent school that educates youngsters from pre-kindergarten through grade nine. The school is housed in a new building at 995 Tahoe Blvd. For more information, call 775-831-5828. Preschools include a Christian preschool at the Village Presbyterian Church on McCourry Boulevard; Incline Village Nursery School at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church on Village Boulevard and Alder Avenue, at 775-831-4040; The Village Preschool (formerly, Tahoe Tots) run by the Children’s Cabinet of Incline Village at 775-831-2486. Sierra Nevada College, (www.sierranevada.edu) a private liberal arts college, is located in Incline Village, as well as the University of Nevada, Reno’s cooperative extension office.

Call the college at 775-831-1314 and UNR extension at 775-832-4150.

Incline Village Community Hospital (http://www.tfhd.com/ivch/IVCHmain.htm) offers emergency and many outpatient services. The hospital is on Alder Avenue, and it is a subsidiary of Tahoe Forest Hospital District (www.tfhd.com) in Truckee, Calif. Call the hospital at 775-831-4300.

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