Goodbye Sweet Truckee |

Goodbye Sweet Truckee

I wish to say goodbye to the place I have called home for the past 30 years. After getting married in January 2005 and later having our first child, my husband and I decided we would buy a home. What saddens me is that I could not buy a home in the place where I grew up. The property here is so outrageously expensive that a young couple just starting really has no chance of purchasing their own single-family home in Truckee. When I first moved here, the price of a home the exact size I am purchasing in Reno was close to $50,000 (1976). That same sized home now in Truckee goes for $750,000 or more. It may be great for the local economy for property to be so valuable, but with the massive expansion in employment in this area over the past few years, you would think Truckee would find a better way to offer decent property without having to resort to manufactured housing that cannot grow with the economy. It saddens me to leave my home, I wish there were a way to stay and own my home, but $750,000 is out of my league. I will never be able to afford to live in the town where my heart is. Thank you Truckee for a wonderful 30 years. God bless you all.

Kellie Pop

formerly of Truckee

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