Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe, lush pine forests and sprawling state parks, the resort communities punctuating the Northern Nevada/California border have become not just favorable places to build and buy property, but ideal playgrounds for outdoor recreation. Real estate conditions are as diverse as the communities themselves: Quaint Tahoe City offers a small population, an emphasis on boating, and most of the city’s homes are within walking distance of shopping and dining. With a median list price of $887,000, homes continue to sell at a brisk pace. Communities like Squaw Valley and Truckee are experiencing elevated levels of activity and inventory. In the North Shore community of Glenbrook, where homeowners enjoy private beaches, meadow trails and a hip social scene, the market is steady, with homes ranging from $1.7 to $7.8 million, and a median home price of $3,860,798.