Lost Sierra

A scenic 30-minute drive north of Truckee, you will discover the “Lost Sierra,” a charming blend of historic Western towns, picturesque farming, and the expansive meadows of Sierra Valley, bordered by rugged Sierra Nevada mountain passes. The area is sprinkled with challenging golf courses surrounded by luxurious homes. These communities offer a one-of-a-kind step back in time, where you will find cattle ranches, horse properties, and even a yak ranch.

Welcome to Lost Sierra

A scenic 30-minute drive north of Truckee, you will discover the “Lost Sierra,” a charming blend of historic Western towns, picturesque farming, and the expansive meadows of Sierra Valley, bordered by rugged Sierra Nevada mountain passes. The area is sprinkled with challenging golf courses surrounded by luxurious homes. These communities offer a one-of-a-kind step back in time, where you will find cattle ranches, horse properties, and even a yak ranch.
 
Sierraville, Portola, and Calpine are known for their historic cattle ranches and peaceful pine forests. This region is home to four top-tier golf courses: Whitehawk, Graeagle, Nakoma, and Grizzly Ranch, making it a golfer’s paradise with its stunning mountain vistas and upscale amenities.
 
For outdoor enthusiasts, the region offers excellent road biking and mountain biking routes through several mountain passes, providing picturesque views and challenging terrain. It is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle, offering a peaceful retreat in the heart of nature. Whether you are interested in golfing, ranching, or simply seeking a tranquil getaway, the Lost Sierra has something for everyone.

Overview for Lost Sierra, CA

37,917 people live in Lost Sierra, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $24,742. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,917

Total Population

33 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,742

Average individual Income

Around Lost Sierra, CA

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

62
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
65
Bikeable
Bike Score
30
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including USA Water, Xtreme Solutions Gym, and Riverside Submission Arrey Jiu-Jitsu.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.79 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.09 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.26 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lost Sierra, CA

Lost Sierra has 10,599 households, with an average household size of 4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lost Sierra do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,917 people call Lost Sierra home. The population density is 9,904.959 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,917

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33

Median Age

49.16 / 50.84%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,599

Total Households

4

Average Household Size

$24,742

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lost Sierra, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lost Sierra. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Valley View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Phillip M. Stokoe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Cottonwood Montessori
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
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