One of the fastest-growing areas in the state, Maple Valley presents a home away from the bustle of the city, but within commuting distance to both Seattle and Eastside. Access to nature and lakes, good schools, and a welcoming community, along with a lower cost-of-living that rivals its urban neighbors, are all likely factors in this shift to this emerging town.
While its population may be small, its events are not. The community takes pride in its annual festivals and gatherings, including the Annual Fishing Derby at Lake Wilderness Music in Park, Maple Valley Days, the Fourth of July Celebration, and the holiday tree lighting in December. A heartwarming tradition, one of their annual community events is “Make a Difference Day” in which neighbors gather to help each other.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the draw is Lake Wilderness Park, a 108-acre boasting shoreline, preserved forest land, and meandering pathways for easy day hikes, while the 40-acre Lake Wilderness Arboretum sits next door and is perfect or those wanting to explore native plantings and more on a beautiful sunny day.