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'It's just the weirdest place': The wealth gap in this Tahoe town is extreme

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A 10-minute drive from the California-Nevada state border, Incline Village is like the Malibu of Lake Tahoe — but with lower taxes.  

It's long attracted the rich and famous, including Mike Love, Jeremy Renner and Instagram founder Kevin Systtrom. 

But not everyone in Incline Village is a multimillionaire, and one of the strangest examples of Incline’s dichotomy between the haves and have-nots is at the thrift store.


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