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2016 was a record-setting year for sales in the mountain resort community

Those looking to the great outdoors to"get away from it all" had better act fast: one mountain resort town in Washington had a record-setting 2016 when it came to real estate and resort sales.

In 2016, Suncadia saw a 26 percent increase in real estate sales volume from 2015, according to a release from the resort. The resort also saw a jump in bookings, with 3,000 more guest room nights booked in 2016 than 2015. The planned community is about 80 miles east of Seattle and features more than 40 miles of hiking trails, a golf course, a winery and a 4-star-rated mountain lodge.

 

Since Suncadia properties became available in 2003, 928 custom homes and condominiums have been

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Talisman Village Home Render - Suncadia Real estateThat J.R. Staedler Construction's new development of townhomes and single family residences has 'village' in its name is no accident. The new community was designed to evoke bygone days when people actually knew the people in their communities. "These days, people don't know their neighbors. We want to change that," says Dave Gintz of J.R. Staedler.

The doors of Talisman Village homes open onto a pedestrian-friendly common area with the feel of a shared yard or a village square. With no danger from passing cars – Talisman will forgo driveways for centralized parking – parents will be able to leave their kids to play outside, worry-free.

The village concept will inevitably turn neighbors into friends. And of course, these residents will be part of

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Osprey Ridge - Suncadia Real Estate

Osprey Ridge is easily one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Suncadia. The community features only 11 homesites, each enclosed by its own wrought iron gate. One particular home, currently being constructed by Suncadia Featured Builder, Craig Reimer Custom Homes,  is situated in a particularly stunning location. According to Craig, "The views are incredible, like you are perched in the tree tops."

More Than A Contemporary Home in Suncadia

Osprey Ridge New Construction HomeWhat else makes this particular Osprey Ridge home so compelling? Craig Reimer was kind enough to share some of the home’s more unique details. To start, the owners of the home, Philip and Naya Head, chose an Amish cabinet maker from Indiana to help them with the construction of their cabinets throughout

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CLE ELUM — The goal was to have fun. Consider the mission accomplished.

Despite a temperature that hovered somewhere under 20 degrees, by the time the 2017 Dummy Downhill event at Suncadia resort was finished on Sunday, a crowd of 300-plus had found plenty to laugh and cheer about.

The event, held annually when the weather cooperates and there’s snow on the ground, features downhill competition between “dummies” mounted on skis or snowboards.

Entries have be at least 3 feet high, no taller than 6 feet and at least 3 feet wide at the base. Entries are pushed one-by-one out of a starting gate at the top of the hill, go down the hill and off of a ramp that leaves most of them in some degree of destruction.

Per tradition, this year’s event was

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UPPER KITTITAS COUNTY – If you look beneath the branding over the last decade, few would argue families with homes at Suncadia master planned community are taking root as a community. The story of this community is more than the aerial photo that defines the place.

The photo shows only a fraction of the resort community’s neighborhoods. Within them are networks, organizations, causes and clubs homeowners have brought to life that give Suncadia the profile of a townspeople.

The energy of the place is unique. Few second-home communities can approach the 46 percent of Suncadia owners who call themselves “frequenders” (spending two to three nights most weekends there). Proximity to the Puget Sound makes the weekend commute easy and heightens a sense of

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Imagine a real estate market that allows you to access Seattle’s workplaces and schools while owning a new home with more land, recreational amenities and mountain access. Sound too good to be to true? Not according to Sean Northrop, the founder of Trailside Homes.

Trailside Homes

Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mondays–Fridays at 316 W. First St. and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays–Sundays at 370 Snow Ridge Drive, Cle Elum

Prices: From $500,000 to the $1 millions

Information: 509-674-8190 or exploretrailsidehomes.com

Located 60 minutes east of Issaquah off I-90, Trailside’s communities are designed for people seeking access to an urban job market as well as a relaxed mountain lifestyle, he says.

“Collectively, our team has called the central Cascades home

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Officials at Suncadia say that the four-season resort community is first and foremost about families

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But until recently, the nature of the properties available at Suncadia has meant that making the resort home — either as a primary residence or a vacation property — was out of reach for many Pacific Northwest families.

Detached homes at the resort typically start around $800,000 — a price point that precluded some families from purchasing there. Condominiums have been available as more-affordable alternatives, but they are not suitable for families who want the convenience of a front door, and easy in-and-out access to the Suncadia lifestyle.

Two new Suncadia neighborhoods are working to change that with an attainable in-between option. New

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Thinking of making your next home a custom-build? Here’s what to consider before you commit.

Six months after moving into their new home, Steve and Jane Nelli are still astonished every time they walk in.

“Our great room, with its panoramic view of the golf course. It’s just … impressive, every time. It came out exactly the way we envisioned – no, better actually,” Steve says.

The Nellis’ home at Suncadia Resort, which was built by Lynn Romans of WoodRidge Custom Homes, was the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work – and what felt like thousands of decisions.

“That was a surprise, as a first-time home builder,” says Steve. “How much work it was. How many decisions you have to make. From the big stuff like cabinetry and flooring to the

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There’s something extra special about Nelson Farm in the fall. When the leaves start to turn and the air gets a little crisper, it feels like it fits the old farm perfectly.  You and your family are invited to come experience the autumnal ambiance for yourselves at Suncadia’s celebration of fall, which takes place during the first two weekends in October.    The Harvest Festival, now in its 11th year, is a free, family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, a merchant market, a pumpkin patch, a 1,000-bale straw maze, pony rides, wagon rides, arts and crafts, carnival games and more. For adults, we’ll also be hosting our 5th annual Big Dirty Run, food trucks, a beer garden and our hearty Brewmaster Dinner.    This year we’re…
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Summer is always a frenetically fun time at Suncadia. The whole resort is abuzz with activity, and the pleasantly familiar Suncadia soundtrack plays on loop: water splashing, bike spokes spinning, children squealing with glee. Golf balls being driven, tennis balls being served. At night, the peaceful rhythm of crickets and cicadas chirping. This summer, the sound of the rushing Cle Elum River has been especially noticeable after last winter’s heavy snowfall.

And this year, there was a bit of extra noise that accompanied the familiar summer soundtrack – that of construction and development. Not that we minded one bit. It’s the sound of progress – of a Suncadia that’s booming; a community that continues to grow and welcome new families into the

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