South Lake Tahoe is the most populous city in El Dorado County, California, United States, in the Sierra Nevada. As its name suggests, the city is located on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe.The city's population was 21,403 at the 2010 census, down from 23,609 at the 2000 census, though has grown by as many as 3000 people in the intervening years. The city extends about 5mi west-southwest along U.S. Route 50, also known as Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The east end of the city, on the California-Nevada state line right next to the town of Stateline, Nevada, is mainly geared towards tourism, with T-shirt shops, restaurants, hotels, and Heavenly Mountain Resort with the Nevada casinos just across the state line in Stateline, Nevada. The western end of town is mainly residential, and clusters around "The Y" (new intersection October 2008), the X-shaped intersection of US 50, State Route 89, and the continuation of Lake Tahoe Boulevard after it loses its federal highway designation.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6sqmi, of which 10.2sqmi is land and 6.4sqmi, or 38.80%, is water. Its elevation is about 6237ft above sea level.
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