September 2019 Update from Truckee


“Community” is my mantra of the month.  Living in this area for over 30 years has spoiled me.  I’ve grown accustomed to a network that is deep with roots so strong and interconnected that I don’t know any different.  

Having Quinn helped me recognize just how much I depend on community.  With three kids, ages ranging from 4 months to 12 ½ years, I not only desire connectivity, my day to day functionality depends on it.  I’m fortunate that I have the opportunity to meet people on a weekly basis who are visiting and moving to our community, people I might not have otherwise met but now have made friendships with.

In the last week, the community come to me and my family’s rescue with the common thread of a willingness to give freely and support.  This morning, support came by way of offering coffee after my 10-year-old’s “donut and coffee stand” depleted our supply. Yesterday, support was a camp counselor going the extra mile to make sure my son had a ride when a work appointment ran late.  Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to help a friend in need, watch neighbors support our young entrepreneurs, spend time with clients outside of business, and create a carpool to manage work with kids sports.  

I would be lying to say I’ve never wondered if the grass was greener somewhere else or if it was the best idea to limit myself and my family to the same 20-mile radius for three decades. At the end of the day, however, I’m reminded that the small things add up and that my children and relationships are better because of the community built around them.  I have the chance to discuss and compare community with my clients and the consensus is that life is sweet in this small mountain town.  

Our town is inevitably changing and growing, especially in recent years--there are piles of dirt, detours, traffic delays, and new developments sprouting to prove it.  It’s an exciting time and at every crossroads there is something magical that happens as community evolves.  

Because I work with many clients who are moving to Truckee for the first time, it’s only natural that I share this sense of community and inclusion with them in hopes that they too feel this special connectivity.  Our schools are thriving and it’s exciting to share what’s available for new families making the leap. Our goal at KJM is to match you with not only the perfect home, but with the elements in our community which we feel enhance the overall lifestyle of the Truckee Tahoe region.