You’d be surprised at who ends up at the trailheads in the winter. You check out the parking lot and think…really? That tiny beat up sedan made it all the way up here? All it takes is a bit of preparation and good timing and the winter is just about as accessible as any time of the year.
Walking around Tehaleh you may be wondering if you’re seeing double. Did EVERYBODY get a dog in the past two years? Seems like it. Hey, even you may have gotten a new pup recently. Which explains why you’re looking for new places to check out around Tehaleh.
Just because the weather has turned cold doesn’t mean Tehaleh isn’t filled with opportunities and inspiration. One way to keep a positive focus is to consider exploring winter through the senses, and Tehaleh is the perfect place to do that.
Nordic skiing is a great workout and an even better way to enjoy the outdoors when you’d typically be inside staying toasty by the fire. Tehaleh has a lucky place in the PNW. With Mt. Rainier jutting into the sky, it’s a nice reminder that we can always escape the wet lowlands for a snow paradise not too far away.
At Tehaleh, there is always a lot to smile about and the holidays are no exception. While we are amazed that the holidays come upon us so suddenly (every year), we know its that time for family, friends, cookie baking, parties, and of course, holiday wishes. Here are a few from our Tehaleh Resident Ambassadors.
For many years, the wonderful folks in Tehaleh have been bringing their kids, friends, and family to participate in events like Reading Circle, Movies in the Park, and – most recently – Oktoberfest. Despite the unpredictable circumstances during these past two years, Tehaleh’s fantastic events team has, against the odds, kept the show on the road. And much like the road toward Rainier, there’s a whole lot to look forward to.
Shorter days, pumpkin spice, and Christmas decorations showboating in every store means the holidays are here. Shopping for a new home during the holiday season is made easy at Tehaleh. Instead of chasing the “right time to buy,” focus on what works best for you and your family.
Are you feeling frustrated? Would you like your days to be more fulfilling or peaceful? Then it’s time for a new day. A fresh start. If the scenarios below are a little too familiar, it’s time to move.
It’s one thing to hike through the trails or play pickleball on a warm summer day, but it’s quite another to get outside in the winter when the wind chill makes you gasp, and it’s dark long before you believe it should be. Just like most people, Tehaleh homeowners have to choose their winter fitness path.
As cauldrons bubble, spiders creep and crawl, jack-o-lanterns are lit, and the Rainier fog settles into Tehaleh – we take a look at the year’s spookiest holiday to prepare for a chilling, witchy night.
In Tehaleh, “standing your ground” expresses their love of the outdoors, the beautiful environment, and the 13 different parks. Each park is diverse and offers people choices according to their moods or needs.
As fall approaches, one of Tehaleh’s treasured staples continues to roll out everybody’s favorite daily delights. Caffé D’arte is a central gathering spot to catch up with a neighbor or hop on the WiFi and while the hours away. This is Tehaleh’s local café. Your café.
Days are getting shorter. Leaves are beginning to turn. Finally, this year’s extra sunny, extra hot summertime is headed for a cooler and wetter fall. As the temps dip down we can take on more arduous yard work that we’ve been putting off. Yahoo!
Different people expect different things out of where they live, so community character is subjective. That is where the Tehaleh Resident Ambassador comes in. If you want to know the character of Tehaleh, ask one of the Tehaleh community characters.
Your backyard is where you go to relax, socialize, and get away from work. Summers in the PNW bring out the big adventures we’ve been dreaming to have. We get longer days, vibrant blue skies, and we know where to go to avoid the summer crowds. One of those exclusive getaways is right nearby: in your backyard.
That feeling you get when you drive through a community, and you think, "This is beautiful, it would be nice to live here," happens to everyone at one time or another. The awe and envy is something that sticks with you for a while. That feeling is one reason why Tehaleh is the best-selling new home community in Washington and is on the list of top-selling master planned communities in the nation.
Recall those glorious days when the sunlight cascaded over treetops on a summer morning. When your first reaction was to run to the garage, grab your bike and pedal as fast as you could down the street. You were on your way to the neighborhood park. Not just any park, but your neighborhood park. These green spaces within our community give us more than fresh grass, growing trees, or even shade. Each morning and each day is an opportunity to get back to basics, find your youthful fervor, and discover unique light up and down the paths which connect your environment to your home.
Growing up in a developing Master Planned Community can have its perks, like watching your community grow and become self-sustaining and feeling that the entire community is your family. While this might seem insignificant during childhood, it can play an essential role in shaping how we see the world as adults.
Spring is coming through and if you’re looking forward to the cherry blossoms and budding gardenscapes around Tehaleh and the PNW then you might also want to tend to the unavoidable yet understandable inside messes.
Don Goethals, owner of Re/Max Extra in Lake Tapps had two sales in the Tehaleh 1st quarter drawing, but his competition was fierce with the highest number of real estate agents ever having a homeowner purchase in one quarter.
As the Tehaleh Marketing Manager, Julie does a lot more than advertising. She plans events promoting the builders, manages the Post (the Visitor HQ and onsite offices), and so much more. While her focus is always on tasks at hand, all it takes is a cute dog walking by her window for her to turn into the dog-loving, family person who never takes blessings for granted.
Things have been busy at Tehaleh. For a good reason, our homes are in high demand. If you've seen our community, you know. The fresh homes designs, onsite café, over 28 miles of trails and 12 parks make Tehaleh an extraordinary community in the forest.
Whether it’s a guest room, another bedroom in a home you’re looking to buy, or your kids graduated and have left the nest, we’re all looking to bring practical room ideas into our homes. Flex spaces can add that personalized touch.
Is that a new park? New homes? You might be chatting up the construction crew, bringing them coffee and donuts in order to get some intel about what’s going on in the neighborhood. Soon you might be working detective right alongside them, gaining secretive Tehaleh info as you find the next big scoop.
The more you see California license plates out and about you might start to wonder if the sunshine is driving people away or if the magic of the Northwest is luring people in. For this SoCal couple, when they visited Tehaleh it was like they’d “driven into heaven.”
Tehaleh wants your Valentine’s Day to be as full of love as years past. We can get as creative as we need to make it feel extra special. The luxurious dining experience of yesteryear can be enhanced with an at-home version instead. Get a fresh start at Caffe D’Arte. After all, Valentine’s Day calls for a heart shaped latte art. And even doing a Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt could be a fun change of pace.
After selling real estate for 1-1/2 years, Janet Dahlquist with Windermere/Maple Valley has not only survived the dizzying inconsistencies of 2020 but ended it by winning the 4th Quarter Tehaleh Drawing for $500.
Ahh, the sound of the water crashing. The wind chimes jangling. The silky comfort of a Hawaiian shirt. The soft voice of a celebrity narrator whispering calm meditations in our ears as we dream and hope for a better cumulative year. The sheen of the marble anti-microbial surface. The quiet closing drawers and cabinets.
The kitchen island. One of those serene places we go to have our own silent retreats. A little “me” time. Ear buds in, bad vibes out.
If last year taught us anything, we can probably agree that we have become experts on scrounging around the house looking for things to eat and play with as well as claiming our “spots” as our personal comfort zone. Does that remind you of anything? It seems we have all learned from our housecats how to make our home the purrfect place to work, play, sleep, and love.
Our nearby mountain covers its crags in layer upon layer of snow and ice to show us how serious it is about winter. How about us? Instead of snow and ice we’re in wool blankets, a mountain of warmth. They say opposites attract, except Rainier probably won’t move and you’ve been meaning to give snowshoeing a real “go”
Wesley communities encourage holistic wellness and quality living for aging well. Each campus strives to enhance the lives of Wesley residents by combining the physical, mental and spiritual connections through daily activities, inspiring architecture and outdoor gathering spaces that promote community.
If you haven't been to Tehaleh for a while, chances are you will hardly recognize it. Neighborhoods are forming, streets arranged just so, and construction teams are working throughout. Do you ever wonder how this can happen so fast and proficiently? Meet Jim Kelly, Project Manager for Tehaleh.
You’ve been staring at your own four walls, or all your walls, non-stop for a year. Being stuck at home has started to give you the same feeling as when you were young and you’d move your furniture around every few months. In fact, that’s exactly what it is. When you were a teenager you wanted to customize the space you were in because it was yours.
With most of us spending more time at home than ever before, a recent study from Realtor.com showed that consumers now put quality of life factors at the top of their home shopping priority list. A quiet neighborhood or property was buyers’ number one priority, followed by outdoor space, including a patio or yard. A nicer kitchen and appliances for cooking more at home followed closely after, along with home offices.
Our Third Quarter Drawing winner, Jimmy Tang from John L. Scott/Renton, tells other agents to drive through Tehaleh if they have never been there before. He believes that is all it will take to understand why anyone would want to live in the community.
It's easy to understand why Jaclyn Hahn makes an excellent Tehaleh Ambassador. Searching for greener pastures, Jaclyn and her husband moved from Las Vegas, Nevada, to downtown Seattle and soon realized that City Life was not for them. They wanted to find a community where they could settle down and start a family.
Nestled inside Tehaleh, on a luscious 14-acres, sits the neighborhood's newest school, Tehaleh Heights Elementary School (or, T.H.E. as students and parents lovingly refer to it). T.H.E. is a STEM-focused elementary school opened in Tehaleh in 2018. Gone are the days of boring and square classrooms, T.H.E. has redefined what education looks like.
Fall in the Pacific Northwest is the best time to appreciate all the beauty the area affords. With the changing leaves, delicious produce, and temperate weather, Washington is a fall paradise. Tehaleh is a great place to kickstart your fall festivities!
Fall is a great time to transition from the bright and lively décor from summer into a moodier and cozier vibe for fall. The best part is even if you’re not into spooky fall décor, there are many ways to integrate fall trends into your home! These 2020 fall trends are sure to get you ready for autumn inside and outside your home!
It is safe to say that 2020 is unfolding in a way no one could have imagined. Our collective outlook is shaped by the current COVID crisis, including where we want to live and the way we want our homes to look and function.
It’s easy to take the beautiful parks in Tehaleh for granted. We know they create a fun place for kids to play. Parents enjoy having a beautiful space to get away while remaining close to home. We know that parks encourage physical activity, which in turn promotes a healthy lifestyle, not to mention that perfectly planned parks can elevate our property values. In Tehaleh who decides, what park goes where, what it is going to look like, and how it will benefit the community? Meet Tammy Braun.
This summer, explore a new park buzzing with amenities that will challenge your mind, body, and friends. Conveniently located between the 55+ age-qualified neighborhood, Trilogy® at Tehaleh®, and Wesley Homes’ newest retirement campus, Wesley at Tehaleh, our most recent park will captivate nature enthusiasts of all age.
Laura believes the support from her neighbors is just a part of why Tehaleh is truly a blast from the past when people served others just because it was the right thing to do. Laura likes people to know that kindness is still a big part of life in Tehaleh.
Tehaleh homeowners are just like everyone else when it comes to trying to raise their families or enjoy their friendships during our “new normal”. We all have down days, and tough times. Fortunately, Tehaleh homeowners have special ways to help them through difficult times.
Are you one of the many people who have driven through our awe-inspiringly beautiful community and wondered how it could seem so perfect? Well, here is a look at what goes into the planning and why so many people are finding their perfect home and community in Tehaleh.
Selling real estate might look differently right now but winning $500 in the Tehaleh Quarterly Drawing remains a wonderful surprise to the real estate professional whose name is drawn from the list of homes sold in Tehaleh.
This has been a challenging time for all of us and Newland, as the development manager of Tehaleh, sincerely hopes that you and your family are staying safe and healthy. We would like to take this opportunity to update you on what’s happening at our Visitor Headquarters, The Post.
As wild flowers bloom, bluebirds sing and Mount Rainier gloriously peeks out from behind fluffy, white clouds, spring and summer is prime time to check out Tehaleh's stunning display of natural beauty, affordable home prices and new floorplan options.
Spending so much time in our homes, Americans’ have begun to reevaluate their relationship with their current living spaces, and a number of home professionals expect design trends and buyer preferences to change as a result.
Tehaleh has one of Newland's most majestic backdrops, Mount Rainer. Located in Bonney Lake, Mount Rainier is a constant companion while you hike through the trails, explore the wetlands and run through the alpine meadows.
With “stay at home” orders quickly becoming the new normal, you may find yourself searching for something to do. There are many ways to get closer to nature right here in Tehaleh, while keeping your social distance.
This spring, there are 25 exciting new reasons to consider Tehaleh, Washington state’s best-selling new home community. Award-winning builders Azure, Brookstone, Lennar, MainVue, Noffke and Shea have unveiled 25 new floor plans, starting in the mid $300Ks and ranging from 1,370 to 3,455 square feet.
Are you in need of finding a new place to call home? Navigating home shopping during this time looks a little different, but we want you to know that we are here for you. From virtual tours of our model homes to an overview of our impressive community amenities, we have compiled our top virtual resources to help you discover everything that Tehaleh has to offer.
Time at home with your family offers wonderful opportunities to bond and create new memories. It can be hard to find things everyone in the family can enjoy, but we have come up with five fun ideas for how to spend quality time with your family while at home.
Your clients will feel nostalgic when they visit Tehaleh and remember the days when all they had to do was play. For Tehaleh families, those days are here again and parents are thrilled to see their kids discover the outdoors.
The well-being of our residents and visitors is our priority. We are postponing previously-scheduled community events in the immediate future. Our model homes remain open and you can view virtual home tours as well.
For the first time in years, new homes starting in the low $300Ks are available to all Tehaleh buyers with the addition of Tehaleh’s first-ever townhomes, plus, buyers can get into the coveted community with a new series of cottage homes starting in the high $300Ks.
Tehaleh is pleased to announce, Andrew Anglin of the Windermere Federal Way office, as the winner of the third quarter 2019 $500 Visa gift card drawing. Andrew began selling real estate in 2015 and loves what he does.
Tehaleh isn’t such a secret anymore! In just eight years Tehaleh has become the largest master-planned community in Washington and one of the biggest in the nation. There are two schools already on site and the plan is to eventually incorporate retail, an industrial area and office space.
It’s easy to see why outdoor-loving home shoppers are flocking to Tehaleh. Washington’s best-selling, new home community offers an abundance of outdoor amenities perfect for the beautiful PNW weather – including forested greenbelts, 11 parks, and 20+ miles of trails just outside your front door!
Tucked away in the forest, a short distance from downtown Tacoma, Tehaleh is the ideal bedroom community with eight homebuilders and a variety of home plans – offering your priced out clients the vibrant and affordable neighborhood they’ve been looking for.
Organizing your kitchen can feel a bit daunting, especially if you have more “stuff” than storage. The good news is that with a little planning and our helpful tips, you too can have the functional, organized kitchen of your dreams!
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a well-planned space will streamline food preparations, cooking, baking, and cleaning, while maximizing time efficiency. These tips will help you get your most used and hard-to-keep-clean room organized for good!
You may have been ready for the warm weather since January, but can you say the same about your home? Summer in Tehaleh is all about spontaneous fun but a little forethought is always helpful. Here are a few clever ways to prepare your home (and mindset) for the sunny fun to come!
Justeen Chromy fell in love with the Tehaleh trails before moving into the community and two years later, now as a resident, her love affair with the Tehaleh lifestyle has only grown stronger. Learn how living in Tehaleh has made it much easier for her to maintain her active lifestyle.
With home designs offering main-floor living, large open floor plans, and a wide range of award-winning amenities, it’s no surprise that multigenerational families have chosen to live together – or close-by – in Tehaleh, the best-selling community of new single-family homes in Washington.
"I love the fact that no matter who you are you can find your tribe here. Everyone feels welcome and everyone will find friends here. There is so much genuine caring and kindness within Tehaleh it's easy to introduce clients to the atmosphere of community that Tehaleh has."
In September 2018, Tehaleh Heights Elementary School opened its doors to 269 bright young minds. Tehaleh Heights is now the second onsite elementary school in our fast-growing Tehaleh community. Read on to learn more about our new addition!
With the New Year, comes new home trends, outdoor living, and a fresh start for home buyers discovering the latest model homes in Tehaleh, Washington’s best-selling community of new single-family homes.
Tehaleh’s 6th Annual Harvest Day was magical for many reasons but one lucky homeowner, in addition to enjoying the caramel apples, trolley rides and good ol’ fashioned family fun, also won a trip for herself and her family to experience the whimsical fun at Great Wolf Lodge!
Nestled in the woods, Tehaleh offers a winter wonderland of enjoyment for all. Residents and visitors stay active outdoors throught the year and find that in the the winter the quickest solution to cabin fever is getting outside.
Washington State is widely known for its “near nature, near perfect” ambiance. From the Pacific Ocean and Mount Rainier to the Gorge and Puget Sound, Washington is the perfect place for active individuals and families to set down roots.
Tehaleh’s biggest event of the year returns Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. Our 7th Annual Harvest Day Festival will be packed with memorable moments for the whole family. From our vendor village to carnival games to a massage tent–there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Few things are more enjoyable on a sunny day than a treasure hunt among the trees! Legend has it that hidden within one of Tehaleh’s many family-friendly trails lies a monolith from days gone by; the fabled Cascadia Rock. Do you have what it takes to find it?
“Growing up, I had posters of forests hanging on my walls. When I’m out on the Tehaleh trails now, I just laugh at how wonderful my life has turned out,” said resident Willow Flint. “We found the ideal home for our family here in Tehaleh – that includes three generations, all under one roof!”
Calling all treasure hunters and explorers! Our eleventh park is now open! From a tree fortto animal tracks, Expedition Grove features fun activities for all ages – plus, stunning views ofMount Rainier, the mountain that inspired early Pacific Northwest expeditions.
When Jill Ellingson received a voicemail with news that she had won an Alaskan cruise giveaway from Tehaleh, she was shocked and overjoyed. “I was blown away that I actually won something, especially a cruise for our whole family!” said Jill.
Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, a close-knit community is flourishing in Tehaleh, where parents have found their village - a thriving family support system formed through connections with other parents.
A lot has changed in the five years since Tehaleh opened its doors. The community has added more parks, trails, and, most importantly, many new neighbors, forming the vibrant, thriving “city among the trees” that Tehaleh is today.
“Shopping local” takes on a whole new meaning when the business owner lives and works just 100 feet away. That’s a common scenario for Jay DeLong, owner and Lead Woodchuck at 9Boards, a wood shop based out of Jay’s garage in Tehaleh.
Tehaleh has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Bonney Lake Award in the Real Estate Services category by the Best Businesses of Bonney Lake Award Program. This is the second time since 2013 that Tehaleh has been selected for this award.
Bidding wars, overpriced homes and the lack of inventory have made finding the ideal home more of a headache than a happy house-hunting adventure. Savvy buyers have discovered a solution at Tehaleh, Puget Sound’s top-selling new-home community, situated between Seattle and Tacoma.
It’s like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting: the “neighborly neighborhood,” where people help each other out, whether by offering a cup of sugar or buying lemonade at the kid’s stand next door. And when a cat gets stuck up a tree, the neighbors lend a ladder and help find the owner.
When Firefighter Brian and his wife, Lisa, moved into their Quadrant home with their two daughters, ages eight and four, they were surprised to learn that they were neighbors with other first responders.
Think sitting around the cozy campfire times 1,000. The Tehaleh warming hut provides plush pillows and comfy seating around the fireplace. Relax before setting out on the Tehaleh trails or catch up on your favorite book.
Tehaleh is well-known for its miles of trails, gorgeous mountain views and natural greenbelt – but, these aren’t the only connections the community has to the environment. Below the surface, the community’s environmental integration extends all the way to Tehaleh’s water, dirt, and gravel.
With 20+ miles of trails, breath-taking views of Mt. Rainier and great square footage for the price, Seattle-area families are finding countless reasons to relocate to Tehaleh, Puget Sound’s top-selling new home community.
Come explore the new home plans “The Peaks” at Tehaleh from Azure Northwest Homes at the model home grand opening on Saturday, August 20th. These homes offer the first roof decks at Tehaleh, optional outdoor fireplaces and 3-car garages with plenty of storage for recreational gear.
The people have spoken, and Tehaleh has come out on top! Thousands voted for their favorite people, places, and things in South Sound Magazine’s annual “Best of the South Sound” readers' poll. Tehaleh won the day with five “Best of” awards for the community’s beloved amenities.
The first time you drive through Tehaleh, you know you’re someplace very special. A beautiful community peers through fir trees, winding trails and a sense of community you can only dream about—all under the thoughtful gaze of Mount Rainier.
Want to know the best spots for hiking and picnicking? Or the best dessert at Caffé D’arte? Get the insider’s point of view of Tehaleh from our Tehaleh Ambassadors. These friendly Tehaleh residents are here to help answer any and all of your questions about living and playing in Tehaleh.
If you ever wondered what Tehaleh means, stop by the community welcome center, The Post and check out our new chalk art mural where you can learn about Tehaleh and the meaning behind some of our most significant names.
1) Personalize Your Home Structural choices: additional bedrooms, home offices, dens, extended patios, casitas, and more. Design choices: cabinets, counter tops, appliances, flooring, luxurious bathrooms and more.
Tehaleh continues to grow and so does the various entertaining resident and community events. Resident events are a staple throughout the year and allow homeowners a chance to mingle and meet their neighbors. Here are just a few of the opportunities available to you.
Aren’t you curious? Have you noticed while approaching the entrance into the community, or when you’re venturing around the paths, parks and trails what those rock statues are called, or why they are even there?
The company you keep matters, especially when it comes to sharing the most precious aspects of life. For the past 45 years, Newland has made a process out of our principles, developing the most thoughtful and innovative communities in the country.
We would all do anything for our furry children, but they can provide challenges to our way of living from time to time. Here are a few quick and easy ways to achieve harmony within your home with your pets!
At Tehaleh you will find a high level of connectivity throughout the community, saving the natural topography and its edges, enhancing the preserved open space, and protecting the views of Mount Rainier.
We are excited to see our ‘Like’ numbers consistently increasing on Facebook as we are now very close to reaching 6,500 ‘Likes’ from our fans. We appreciate you being involved with our online social media community.
With an impressive array of amenities from the connective trail system, and convenient parks, to the community gathering space with the cafe at The Post, Tehaleh has a lot to offer. Now with a new restaurant, once you’re here, it will be hard to leave.
“Originally, I came here for the lattes at Caffé D’arte,” said Lisa Peterson. “But then it was like, wait! There’s this incredible community here. I walked the gorgeous trails, I met the amazing people here, and I was hooked!”
With an impressive array of amenities from the connective trail system, and convenient parks, to the community gathering space with the cafe at The Post, Tehaleh has a lot to offer. Now with a new restaurant, once you’re here, it will be hard to leave.
Taking off your boots and shoes before entering the home prevents more than just our beloved PNW mud from being tracked throughout. It also helps eliminate harmful muck such as car exhaust, chemicals and pesticides from making their way inside. Learn four other ways to keep your home green.
“Having two generations of family at Tehaleh makes it easy for us to connect with others in the community.” Terry and her husband David realized their dream when both she and her daughter, Abbey White, purchased homes in Tehaleh.
Tehaleh’s continuous growth can be seen in the various entertaining resident and community events. Resident events are a staple throughout the year and allow homeowners a chance to mingle and meet their neighbors. Here are a few of our most popular events.
The Tehaleh team is excited to announce, The Post won the Gold Excellence in Construction Award for Western Washington in the $1-$5 Million category at the 2013 Associated Builders and Contractors, INC (ABC) Awards Gala.
Kick-start your fall season by joining the Tehaleh community on September 28th for our one year anniversary celebration. The community will celebrate by featuring community-wide activities, as well as a trail run.
Ahead of several events planned at the new Pierce County community this month coinciding with the South Sound Parade of Homes, Tehaleh puts the spotlight on some of its newest and more fascinating new neighbors.
Perfect your kick flip at the new teen skate park, The Edge, planned to open early spring of 2013. Designed specifically for teens, the new park features a graffiti wall, half basketball court, meadow area, trails and seat walls for hanging out with friends.
Early fall, Tehaleh opened to the public in style with nearly 2,000 guests enjoying 10 model homes, live music, gourmet food trucks, kids’ activities and the main attraction, the finale to a 7 week home giveaway contest.