Maple Valley, WA
Maple Valley, Washington
Located about 30 minutes east of Seattle, this small town with a growing population of over 25,000 has won countless awards for accomplishments including being one of the safest cities in Washington, one of the best places to raise kids, and the 4th best city in the state to own a home. Being situated right in between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountain Range, this affordable community has both amazing weather and a spectacular location.
All types of housing are available in Maple Valley, including single family homes, apartments, retirement homes, townhomes, and condos. Maple Valley is part of the Tahoma School District, which has 1 high school, 2 middle schools, and 6 elementary schools. There are also multiple private schools and homeschooling programs available. Although there are no colleges in the town itself, there are several community college and universities within a reasonable driving distance.
Lake Wilderness Park
This 117-acre park has many appreciative qualities including beautiful sandy shores that neighbors the lake, an arboretum full of gorgeous trees that overlook the grassy fields, and wandering trails for hikers, bikers, and dog walkers. The park has picnic shelters, a children’s play area, tennis courts, a softball field, a swim beach, boat rentals, and a fishing spot. Located within the park is the Lake Wilderness Lodge, which hosts events such as weddings, reunions, meetings, and fundraisers.
Music in the Park
One of the major annual events held at the Lake Wilderness Park is a series a free music concerts and festivals. Every Thursday evening for a month during the summer, different music artists and bands perform in the park where food and beverages are sold, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend!
Lake Wilderness Golf Course
This charming golf course that has been around for 90 years is very popular among the locals. With over 5,000 yards of green and 18 holes, this enjoyable course is for players of all skill levels.
Maple Valley Days
For more than 60 years Maple Valley has been hosting a festival to celebrate their tight-knit community. The event has well over 100 vendors and many carnival rides, as well as a parade. Events are held at the festival each year including fundraisers, contests, food drives, and wine and beer tasting.
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