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 hollered 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, possibly the air, or perhaps the sun, but Truckee is, without a doubt, one mountain town offering an extraordinarily high quality of life. 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 myriad), not to mention its close proximity to a plethora of epic ski terrain; you simply have a whole world at your fingertips here in Truckee. Even the locals who have called this town home for years still have yet to do all there is to do, so, as the locals like to say, "come for winter, stay for summer" and let the essence of Tro-kay inform your family's life.