The original subdivisions in Squaw Valley began developing in the early 1950s and continued into the 1970s. These subdivisions include Squaw Valley Estates 1-4, Squaw Valley View, Forest Glen 1-2 and Granite Chief.
Locations within this subdivisions offer different features of the Squaw Valley lifestyle. Many of the properties in the Squaw Valley Estates and Granite Chief subdivisions offer views of the mountain and close proximity to the ski area and Shirley Canyon. While some of the properties in the Squaw Valley View and Forest Glen subdivisions have ski area views, they feature easier access and some offer frontage along Squaw Creek.