Suncadia Expo Shows Off Seattle’s Favorite Getaway
New York has the Hamptons. Los Angeles has Malibu. Seattleites looking to get away for a relaxing — or glamorous — weekend (or year) need look no further than Suncadia, oft-touted as Seattle’s “backyard escape.”
That said, Suncadia is probably unlike any backyard you’ve ever experienced. And during a famously cold, wet Pacific Northwest winter (or autumn or spring), the little enclave situated on the sunny eastern ridge of the Cascades is just what your rain-drenched soul needs. By stopping by the 3rd annual real estate expo at Suncadia on Saturday, you’ll be able to see firsthand why so many Seattleites are flocking to the scenic village.
More Than a Resort
Frequently labeled a “resort,” Suncadia goes beyond your average wintry lodge or manicured golf course. Sure, you’ll find typical resort fare (read: golf courses and tennis courts, world-class spas and refreshing indoor and outdoor pools), but Suncadia also offers the complete lifestyle package for adventurers, professionals looking to slow down and relax, and everyone in between. Just 90 minutes from Seattle, Suncadia offers more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, 36 holes of world-class golf, downhill tubing, skating rinks and countless playgrounds and parks.
Nearby, the beautiful Cascades offer renowned ski resorts, spectacular rivers and lakes, and restaurants and wineries sure to please even the most discriminating palate.
“I’ve built traditions with my family here now and will in the future,” said Brock Huard, host of “Brock and Salk” on 710 ESPN. “It’s a great place to disconnect and get in quality family time.”
Huard should know; he feels particular pride in owning a Suncadia home.
“I hope Suncadia and our home will be in our family for years and years to come,” he said. “The sense of community you feel in ownership is real, from neighbors to Suncadia staffers and everything in between.”
Experience the Suncadia Lifestyle
Anyone hoping to learn more about that sense of community is invited to the 3rd annual real estate expo this year. The expo feature’s myriad builders, architects, mortgage professionals, landscapers, property managers, real estate brokers and more. The expo is Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Inn at Suncadia. Food and beverages will be provided, as will fun activities for children over 4 years old. Reservations are required for the children’s activities.
Whether you’re looking for a life of adventure in the great outdoors or a quiet place to relax each weekend, Suncadia is the perfect place to build new traditions you and your family will cherish for a lifetime — even some that may seem pretty simple.
“It’s the perfect place to take a nap,” said Huard. “And I love my naps.”
Steve Talerico | A Local Gem
Our associate spotlight this week is on 4th generation full blooded Italian Cle Elum resident Steve Talerico. Steve will have worked for Suncadia 10 years this coming October and is known by all his team members and several owner’s as “Mr. Suncadia”! Steve’s position is Lead Concierge. One of his main responsibilities is setting up fun activities for guests and/or owners. His favorite part of the job is getting to know people and being able to share in their experiences. He has developed many treasured relationships throughout the years due to his position and to his great personality! In his spare time, he enjoys being with friends & family and taking his dog Carly out for adventures and is really looking forward to the upcoming summer and taking her to the lake or river. Please join us in congratulating Steve on his upcoming anniversary and also all the great work he does here at Suncadia.
Miner’s Camp & Talisman…Sold, Sold, Sold!
Homes at Miner’s Camp and Talisman have been some of the most sought-after residences in the entire Suncadia community. As soon as a property in one of these neighborhoods goes on the market, it sells almost instantly. All of Miner’s Camp seven developed properties sold before completion, and Talisman is on the verge of selling out its first phase. But it’s not too late; phase two of both developments is expected to start this summer.
Richard Seay, Vice President of Suncadia, provides some insight into why these homes are selling so quickly.
Why do you think the Talisman and Miner’s Camp homes have sold so quickly?
Two reasons. The first is the location. Both neighborhoods are at the heart of Suncadia and near all of its amenities. The views are spectacular and they’re perfectly sized family residences. The other reason? They’re a great value. You can purchase a 3-4 bedroom single-family home in Miner’s Camp for $650,000-$850,000. And you can purchase a beautiful townhome in Talisman for $450,000-$700,000. Everything we get, sells.
What do you attribute the success to?
The overall market and desire for a home at Suncadia is likely why these properties are selling so fast. The market is booming. Currently, there are only 9 homes listed. And with those Cascade Mountain views, it’s easy to see why homebuyers are eager to purchase property here. There’s been a big demand for Suncadia as a whole. We’ve had a great winter with the amount of snow we’ve seen, which has brought the community to life in a whole new way.
What makes these neighborhoods unique?
Miner’s Camp is a very family-friendly community. There’s a cool neighborhood park, sports court and grass area that’s designated just for Miner’s Camp residents. This community will be a big hit. The biggest selling feature in Talisman is the view. The sweeping mountain views are absolutely gorgeous. Both communities have amazing views. And the rental programs we offer are an excellent way to help offset the cost of ownership.
Do you have plans for addition development?
We have big plans for this year. In late spring, we’ll be unveiling a new neighborhood in Suncadia – Legacy. This neighborhood will have 40 homesites overlooking the 15th and 16th holes of the Arnold Palmer Prospector golf course. These are the last golf course properties that will be released in Suncadia. In July, we’ll be unveiling another new neighborhood – River Ridge – which will overlook the river. These homes will be custom, standard, single-family homes designed for Nelson Preserve. They will also be right down the road from the new Nelson swimming pool.
Don’t wait too long to find your spot in the sun. Suncadia.
You’re Invited to our 3rd Annual Real Estate Expo
On Saturday, April 29th, we will host our third annual real estate expo at the Inn at Suncadia – and we want you to join us. From 11am to 3pm, visit a variety of information booths to learn everything you need to know about owning or building a property at Suncadia. With 23 vendors, you can expect to learn about everything from architectural design to landscaping to furnishings to mortgage brokers. Vendors will include:
|Tamarack Springs||Page & Beard Architects||Advisory Lending Group|
|Merle, Inc.||Rick Jones & Associates||Fairway Mortgage|
|Swiftwater Custom Homes||Nash & Associates||Bank of the Cascades|
|Eide Custom Homes||Richard A. Fisher, Architects||Home Technology|
|Woodridge Custom Homes||Property Management||Radio Shack|
|Trailside Homes||Suncadia Property Management||HOA|
|Craig Reimer Custom Homes||Suncadia Real Estate||Community Associations|
|TMT Homes||Suncadia Real Estate Sales Co.||Design Review Committee|
|Landscaping||Furniture||Suncadia Design Review|
|McGuire Landscaping & CC Nursery||Mountain Elegance Home Furnishings||
Campcadia will be available for children aged 4+. We’ll keep the kiddos entertained with arts and crafts while you learn more about our resort community.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be complimentary, with beer from Roslyn Brewery available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity.
Additionally, each vendor will donate $100 to Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds and improves homes for families in need. Since 1976, they’ve worked to help homeowners achieve independence in an effort to build a better life for themselves and their families. And Suncadia has a profound appreciation for home development and the betterment of individuals and communities.
The event venue, The Inn at Suncadia, is beautifully situated overlooking Prospector Golf Course. Why not make a weekend of it, and stay in one our hotel units. You and your family can enjoy a getaway and experience all that Suncadia has to offer.
Contact the Suncadia team today or call us at 509-649-6000 to learn more.