The town of Truckee gets its name from the Paiute Chief Tru-ki-zo. History states that the first Europeans to settle in this area were approached by the friendly chief upon their arrival. He exclaimed to them, "Tro-kay!," which is Paiute for "Everything is all right." Ironically, there is a sense in this town that everything is, in fact, all right. It may be the water or the air or the sun, but Truckee is, without a doubt, a very good place to call home. From its historic center filled with shops, cafés, and restaurants, to the beautiful mystique surrounding Donner Lake, to the hiking and biking trails (of which there are a myriad), plus the close proximity to a plethora of world–class skiing–not to mention the grandeur that is Lake Tahoe–you simply have a high quality of life here in Truckee. As the locals say, come for the winter, but stay for the summer and let the essence of Tro-kay inform your existence today!