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Tehaleh reading circle

08 March . 2018

Good Old-Fashioned Fun

Remember the days when all you had to do was play? When your mom would tell you to come back home when the streetlights came on? For Tehaleh families, those days are here again. Parents are thrilled to see their kids discover the outdoors, creating new adventures with friends from the neighborhood, just as they did growing up. One thing's for sure, there's no kid left inside in Tehaleh.

With a close connection to nature, Tehaleh offers a breath of fresh air – and more! It’s a community that fosters healthy life habits from an early start. Studies have shown that when children explore the outdoors they are also benefiting their cognitive development, building confidence, boosting social skills, memory retention, emotional stability, imagination, and creative problem solving. All that from playing in the outdoors!

With a direct view of Mount Rainier, Tehaleh is peppered with parks and trails – a natural playground for children (and the people who love them too).

There are over ten miles of trails, for biking and walking, connecting neighborhoods throughout the community and opening a child’s world to bugs, slugs, trees, and plants. Following the trail map leads to new sights, smells, sounds, and even native animals.

Kids can also take their energy and enthusiasm to one of the eleven unique parks in the community including Big Sky Park, where kids can climb a T-Rex or soar through the sky on a zipline. Perfect for older kids, The Edge, will inspire thrills at the skate park and graffiti wall. For younger kiddos, Sprouts Holler, next to the award-winning Donald Eismann Elementary School, features a scooter park and speedy slide built into the hillside. Kids can hop from tree stump to tree stump or Sticks ‘N Stones or discover the hidden geocache at our newest park, Expedition Grove. The possibilities for fun are endless!

Parents also love the close-network of families, meaning there is always someone looking out for the kids and neighbors develop close friendships. Liz Johnson, a Tehaleh resident and real estate professional says, “What I love about living here is that my son can just go play outside… we don’t have to arrange playdates, he has playmates!”

Residents and visitors also connect at The Post, our visitor headquarters that features Caffé D’arte, a locally owned coffee shop, and large windows for taking in the expansive views of the forest and Mount Rainier. Kids love to climb up on the stools and order a hot chocolate, Italian Soda, or an item off of the secret menu (yes, there is such a thing!). A weekly Reading Circle, hosted by the community HOA, brings dozens of parents and their little ones together for a story and craft.

Tehaleh’s natural setting and active community encourage togetherness – making sure that no kid is left inside! Find adventure for your family today by exploring our New Home finder.