Pollock Pines

The town dates back to the early days of the California Gold Rush.

Welcome to Pollock Pines

A postcard-worthy town just a stone’s throw away from Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
Pollock Pines is a beautiful community nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Within an hour’s drive to both Lake Tahoe and the state capital of Sacramento, Pollock Pines is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The town dates back to the early days of the California Gold Rush.

Pollock Pines Real Estate Market

The real estate market in Pollock Pines is less varied than those in more highly-populated areas. Of its 3,000-odd housing units, the median year of construction is 1979, with a good balance of newer homes being built and more dated homes with lots of land and beautiful views. From cozy cabins to luxurious mountain homes, there will be a suitable property for any buyer who favors the town’s high elevation and 3.5 feet of snow annually. The area's architecture is quite diverse, with many different styles of homes represented. The overall atmosphere of Pollock Pines is one of rustic elegance, making it a timeless place to live. Contact the Pollock Pines real estate agents & realtors at Haus, Charles & Co Realty to find condos, houses, property & homes for sale in Pollock Pines, CA.

What to Love

  • Proximity to Lake Tahoe and Sacramento
  • Historically significant
  • Remote living

Local Lifestyle

This charming town of Pollock Pines is known for its beautiful scenery and recreation opportunities. Located just minutes from world-renowned Lake Tahoe, Pollock Pines is a top-rated destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In Pollock Pines, you can enjoy fishing and hiking in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and exploring the many nearby state parks all year round. The community is also close-knit and friendly, with plenty of events and activities to enjoy throughout the year. If you're looking for a slower pace of life and a chance to connect with nature, Pollock Pines could be the perfect place for you.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Looking for a place to shop or dine in Pollock Pines? Residents love to wander the downtown district, where one’s never far from unique shopping or amenities like movie theaters and gyms. Main Street is a menagerie of small businesses and local merchants that represents a sharp contrast to all forms of online shopping. For example, you could meander into a yarn shop and leave an hour later after having signed up for a knitting class.

When you're looking for somewhere to eat, The Burger Barn is a local favorite for burgers and IPAs. If you’re looking for more of a sit-down, C and T’s Restaurant serves phenomenal steak and eggs plus other tasty meals for breakfast and lunch. Pho Tahoe is a change of pace that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine.

Things to Do

This charming town boasts plenty of activities to keep residents busy. Bassi Falls is a gorgeous natural landmark perfect for a hike or a picnic. Pollock Pines borders Jenkinson Lake, site of the Sly Park Recreation Area, which offers camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking opportunities. Ice House Reservoir is located just north of Pollock Pines, about 5,000 ft in elevation, part of the El Dorado National Forrest that offers camping, hiking, biking, jet skiing, fishing, and more. For something different, ​​Knotty Pines Lanes is a premier bowling alley that offers league play, open bowling, and cosmic bowling for a fun night out. They also have a full-service bar and grill. Harris Family Farms is a family friendly farm offering seasonal berry picking and Christmas Tree farm.


Families are drawn to Pollock Pines for its excellent schools served by the Gold Oak Union Elementary School District, the Pollock Pines School District, and the El Dorado Union High School District. Each district offers a variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of every student. Whether your child is a gifted athlete or musician, an English language learner, or has special needs, there is a school in Pollock Pines that can help them reach their full potential. 

For a more comprehensive list, please visit the El Dorado County Office of Education.

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Overview for Pollock Pines, CA

6,450 people live in Pollock Pines, where the median age is 45.7 and the average individual income is $33,612. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Pollock Pines, CA

Pollock Pines has 2,790 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pollock Pines do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,450 people call Pollock Pines home. The population density is 747.95 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Pollock Pines, CA

There's plenty to do around Pollock Pines, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bolster's Hilltop Ranch, Snap Fitness, and Rustic Roots Salon.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 4.29 miles 11 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Active 0.74 miles 5 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Beauty 0.93 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Pollock Pines, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Pollock Pines. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pinewood Elementary
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