Some neighbors came to raise a family. Some came for an exciting retirement. Learn what attracted our residents to Tehaleh—and why they consider it Pierce County’s best-kept secret. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more #HumansofTehaleh stories.
"It's rare to find a house that accommodates [our] needs"
“We moved here from Kansas City and it was quick—our HC Homes house was finished on January 6 and we arrived in Tehaleh on the 8th. My mom and grandma live with us and they have their own comfortable space. It's rare to find a house that accommodates those needs.”
-Ashlee and Sean
"Maddy likes to come to The Post"
“We love to walk and sleep—and Maddy likes to come to The Post and visit her friends.”
-Bob and Maddy
"It feels like we're on vacation 24/7"
“We always joke that if we won the lotto, we would live right here. Where else do you get trails and parks literally out your back door? It feels like we’re on vacation 24/7, but we’re actually right down the street from our friends. We’re 10 minutes away from everything—where else can you find that?”
"My Tehaleh pup loves stopping for treats at The Post"
“My Tehaleh pup keeps me busy with long walks on the trails, running around Hounds Hollow Dog Park, and stopping for treats at The Post!”
"I never have to worry about a thing"
“I can’t tell you how much I love the weekends here—I like to take her for walks on the trails, exercise a bit, and go have a coffee. Everything is close, everybody is friendly, and I never have to worry about a thing.”
"Live, work, play here...you never have to leave"
“We started The Land Above magazine because we love our community and we wanted to create a positive magazine that everyone could enjoy. It comes out every single month and we partner with resident photographers and writers to contribute. We moved here three and a half years ago and we love being surrounded by nature. You can live here, work here, and play here...you never have to leave!”
-Brean and Richard
"My favorite part of school is my teacher"
“My favorite part of school at Donald Eismann [Elementary] is my teacher, Mr. Browning." Ethan, 11. "My favorite part [of school] is lunch!" Boedy, 8.
-Ethan and Boedy
"Our children love the zip line"
“We came to Tehaleh three or four times and fell more in love with it every time. We've lived here for about two months now and we enjoy taking our children to Big Sky Park—they love the zip line!”
"We moved here to give Colette a sweet place to grow up"
“We moved here for the parks, trails, and to give Colette a sweet place to grow up. I was really excited to meet more moms, get a workout, and be able to work and spend time with my baby!”
"Being so close to nature is really awesome"
“One of the big reasons why we chose Tehaleh was because of all the trails here. Being so close to nature is really awesome. Nowhere else compares.”
"We look forward to growing old here"
“We moved here in June and every day we got the bikes out from the garage, visited the trails and parks, and met new people. Now that we have room for entertainment, our family can come over for the holidays, watch football and bake cookies together. We just look forward to growing old here.”
"We feel honored to see the community grow"
“We’ve called Tehaleh home for four years and we feel honored to see the community grow. It seems like every year, the number of kids in the neighborhood doubles!”
"We got to pick out everything we wanted"
“The experience of building our home from the ground up was so special. This is our first home, so we got to pick out everything we wanted. Plus, we have Mt. Rainier right outside our door. A dream come true!”
"It feels like a retreat when you go home"
“It feels like a retreat when you go home. When you drive up and see the mountain view; it’s amazing to know that this is home.”
"Mt. Rainier is watching over us"
“It feels like Mt. Rainier is watching over us here.”