The City of Maple Valley is located east of Kent and Covington, and north of Black Diamond. Maple Valley is located roughly 35 minutes east of Seattle and Tacoma. The city offers an extraordinary location to enjoy all that our region has to offer and is one of the fastest growing market areas in Washington State. From 2000 – 2010 the City grew nearly 63% (the 17th fastest growing city in the State during that time period). The population in 2016 was 24,790, with a estimated trade area population of 65,000-94,000.
The average temperature range is from winter lows of 32 degrees to 43 degrees highs and lows of 51 degrees to 75 degrees highs during the summer.
The City is served by the award winning Tahoma School District. It offers excellent bus transportation and is rated in the top 5% nationwide.
The District has one high school (grades 9-12), two middle schools (grades 6-8), and six elementary schools (grades K-5).
Private schools and home schooling are also popular alternatives to public education. Local schools providing such options are Rainier Christian School, Renton Christian School, and the Russell Ridge Center.
The City of Maple Valley offers two developed parks, three lakes, two golf courses, and several miles of trails, including the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail that connects to the Cedar River Trail.
At 108 acres, Lake Wilderness Park is a large regional park with lots of prime shoreline, preserved forestland, and great walking trails. The 40-acre Lake Wilderness Arboretum is located adjacent to the park.
The Parks and Recreation Department provides several recreational activities throughout the year including: adult softball, volleyball and basketball leagues, tennis lessons, day camps and more!
There are a number of great community events each year, including: Annual Fishing Derby at Lake Wilderness, Music in the Park, Maple Valley Days, Fourth of July fireworks and the Holiday Tree Lighting.