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.”