Kings Beach with its close proximity to Northstar ski resort and Lake Tahoe make it quite unique. It offers a range of housing with condos, townhomes, as well as newer, more expensive homes. Kings Beach was named after card shark Joe King, who won the town site from George Whittell nearly a century before poker had a cult cable-TV following. Set against a vibrant blend of colors, flavors and textures, Kings Beach is kick back. In fact, this stretch of North Lake Tahoe wrote the book on mellow kick back. It is rightfully known as the north shore’s banana belt, as it stands in the sun’s path from early morning into the p.m. As if basking under the sun’s glow were not enough, this mountain/beach town throws a sandy welcome to all with a signature downtown public beach.