This is all about resort living. Northstar California Resort (it’s full name), consists of an array of options ideal for the aspiring ski-home owner. Ranging from exquisite condos to elegant custom single-family homes, buyers here are all about the rush of winter powder and the more serene, long-afternoons of summer, when the lifts are dormant and the Village eateries don’t have a wait. Expect ski-in, ski-out access for a number of communities here, and more than that, expect access to one of the entire Tahoe Basin’s most celebrated restaurants: Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton hotel. There’s ice skating, concerts, community events, lift-served mountain biking and more than enough views to satisfy fresh-air enthusiasts. There are a number of new options to choose from, and prices start under $500k, but move well into the seven figures for larger builds. You also have easy access to Truckee and Lake Tahoe below Brockway Summit.