Ichijo has broken ground on a new section of single-family homes in the community. Ranging in size from 2,287 to 2,449 square feet, these new homes feature open floorplans, gas fireplaces, covered outdoor patios and two-car garages. Like Ichijo’s duet models at Ten Trails, these new homes also include energy-saving technologies and modern storage solutions.
The new Ichijo single-family homes at Ten Trails feature high-quality, precision factory-assembled walls that are energy efficient, providing up to one-third savings on energy bills. Each home also comes with a Nest learning thermostat to help homeowners save money on their energy bills by learning their heating and cooling habits. Like the duets, these homes are solar-ready, so homeowners can opt to add solar panels after purchasing.
Homeowners will love the technological and storage solution features the come with the new single-family homes at Ten Trails. These include custom-made cabinet organizers, adjustable tray dividers, knife holders, pull-down shelving, spice racks, under-cabinet lighting, dual slide windows, and earthquake safety lock cabinet door hardware.
Ichijo’s new single-family homes at Ten Trails are available in two floorplans: the Maplewood and the Cottonwood. The Maplewood offers open plan living on the main level with a gas fireplace, covered outdoor patio, and kitchen with spacious pantry. This bright and open plan has three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms and 2,287 square feet.
Slightly larger at 2,449 square feet, the Cottonwood also has an open main floor with large kitchen and spacious pantry. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, including the large master bedroom, and a family room. This plan also features shop space included with the two-car garage.
Visit the Ichijo duet model at Ten Trails to learn more about these upcoming single-family homes! Their office is open seven days a week. Stop by the Ten Trails Welcome Center for a map to Ichijo’s office and to get some community information!
Kick off the fall/winter holiday season by celebrating with the family at some local Halloween events. Ten Trails residents have their pick of local activities to celebrate the holiday! Check out the list below for just a few of the activities you and your family can do this upcoming week.
Head to nearby Wild Waves Theme and Water Park in Federal Way for their first annual Fright Fest! Weekends now through November 2nd, the park has family day activities from noon until 6 pm, and scary activities and haunted attractions for children 13 and over from 6 pm to 7pm.
This coming Saturday in Auburn, Ten Trails families can take part in the city’s Halloween Harvest Festival featuring games, crafts, rides and trunk-or-treating! The event is held at the Auburn Parks Arts and Recreation Building at 910 9th Street SE from 1 to 5 pm.
Maris Farm in Buckley will hold one final weekend of their Haunted Woods attraction this coming weekend! Take a 35-40 minute tour of terror through an abandoned barn on the farm property followed by a trip through a twisty corn maze and a final walk (or run) through the haunted woods. Due to the graphic nature of this tour, it is not recommended for children under the age of ten.
The Haunted Forest of Maple Valley has activities for kids of all ages including a trick-or-treat event this coming Saturday, October 26th, from 5 to 6 pm. More mature residents who are looking for a scare can check out Terror on the Cedar River, a haunted tour that takes place this Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th from 7 to 11 pm.
Residents looking for a quieter Halloween experience can check out the Halloween Craft Party at the Renton History Museum this Saturday, October 26th from 11 am to 1 pm. Art supplies will be provided, however supplies are limited, so call ahead to reserve your spot.
Ten Trails enjoys a prime location, nestled close to the foothills and near some of the area’s best recreational sites. This new master planned community is also conveniently located near shopping, dining, and medical services. Read more to find out just a few great places that are nearby Your New Hometown!
Ten Trails is located just minutes from Black Diamond Open Space, one of the area’s premier destinations for mountain bike enthusiasts. The newly-expanded King County park offers 1,240 acres of parks and trail space for Ten Trails residents to explore.
Within walking or biking distance to the community lies Lake Sawyer, the fourth largest natural lake in King County. Lake Sawyer offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, swimming and motor-boating, and is the site of one of the area’s best Independence Day fireworks shows.
One of the area’s largest ski resorts is located just an hour drive from Ten Trails. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort offers runs for skiers of all levels with programs available for beginning skiers of all ages. The resort’s 2019-2020 ski season is gearing up, with snow accumulation already beginning to form at the mountain’s base.
Maple Valley Four Corners is a shopping center located just minutes away from Ten Trails off Hwy 169. The complex has several anchor stores including Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Johnson’s Home and Garden. Four Corners offers many of the retail stores and services Ten Trails residents need including dry cleaning, restaurants, medical offices, dog-grooming and more.
About 25 minutes from Ten Trails, Kent Station is more than a shopping destination for Ten Trails residents. This “open air urban village” has restaurants, services, a satellite office for Green River College, and a train station for the Sounder commuter train which takes riders north to Seattle, or south to Tacoma. The Sounder is a great commuting option for residents of Ten Trails who work in downtown Seattle.
Home, Sweet Home! Plenty of Home Options Available at Ten Trails
At Ten Trails, we have a wide variety of home styles to fit families of all sizes! These include townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes.
Ichijo is now selling brand new duplex-style homes at Ten Trails! These modern homes start at 2,132 square feet for the Danville plan, and 2,320 square feet for the Sawyer plan, each with a two-car garage, covered patio and upstairs family room. Like all Ichijo, homes, the duplexes at Ten Trails feature creative storage solutions and offer energy-saving features throughout the homes like extra insulation in the exterior walls and Nest learning thermostats which monitor your home to maximize comfort and energy savings.
Ten Trails has many options when it comes to single-family homes in the community! Conner Homes, Lennar and MainVue are all currently selling single-family detached style homes, and Ichijo has plans to begin selling single-family homes in the community in 2020. Priced from the $400’s and ranging in size from 1,704 square feet up to well over 4,000 square feet, there’s a single-family home to fit any size family in this growing master planned community!
Lennar has two collections of single-family homes currently available for purchase at Ten Trails: the The Cottage Collection and the Village Collection. Lennar’s Cottage Collection features ten innovative single-family home designs with rear-entry garages ranging from 1,704 square feet to 3,199 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms. In addition, Lennar’s Village Collection offers ten traditional single-family homes that range in size from 2,350 square feet to 3,215 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms. Lennar’s single-family homes at Ten Trails are priced from the low to mid $400’s.
Local builder, Conner Homes, offers new single-family detached homes at Ten Trails that range from 2,026 to 2,657 square feet and are priced from the mid $400’s. These two-story homes have 3-4 bedrooms with 2.5 to 3 baths, and spacious two-car garages. The single-family “patio homes” from Conner Homes at Ten Trails feature contemporary styling with open floor plans, tons of windows, gourmet kitchens and easy to maintain lifestyles.
MainVue homes at Ten Trails are priced from the mid $500’s and range in size from 2,372 to more than 4,000 square feet. MainVue’s single family homes at Ten Trails come with the builder’s “luxury inclusions” like frameless European cabinets, chrome Grohe faucets, quartz countertops, an oversized kitchen island, designer porcelain floor tiles in the master bathroom, and a designer free-standing soaking tub.
Coming soon to Ten Trails: New townhomes by local builder, Rudd! The Seattle-based builder is offering their brand new Townhome Collection, called “The Towns” which includes six different floorplans to choose from. The smallest of the floorplans, the Hobart Plan, at 1,294 square feet and two bedrooms, is perfect for small families or couples who want to downsize. The Towns also features a two-story plan, the Summit, that offers three bedrooms, 2.25 baths and 1,845 square feet. You can view all their floorplans on their website, and sign up to be the first to receive updates on when these new homes will be available for purchase!
Ten Trails has 15 model homes open daily for touring! Stop by our Welcome Center for community information and grab a map to head over to tour the new homes!
The Black Diamond Library is a wonderful local resource for residents of Ten Trails, and is located within walking or biking distance from the community via the new Roberts Drive Rock Creek Bridge. The library provides programs for children and families, art workshops, and Family Story Time events on select Mondays throughout the year.
The City of Black Diamond has had a library in one form or another since 1917, when volunteers gathered book donations and began a library in a small room in the old Pacific Coast Hotel. As the donations increased and space became limited, the library had to be moved to the nearby former railroad depot which today is known as the Black Diamond Historical Museum Depot.
During WWII, the library had to shut down due to lack of volunteers available to run it. To help ensure the residents of Black Diamond still had access to books, the King County Rural Library District (known today as the King County Library System) began offering mobile book lending services twice a month to residents. The library reopened in June of 1945 in the old depot building with new books and was designated as a branch of the King County Rural Library District.
The library remained at the depot for 12 more years until it was relocated to a small cottage on Lawson Street. There it remained until 1968 when it was moved to the city’s new municipal building. The library was fully annexed into the King County Library System in 1990 and operated out of a leased space from 1991 until the new building that exists today was opened in 2008.
Today, the Black Diamond library is located at 24707 Roberts Drive, just shy of one mile from the Willow Avenue entrance to Ten Trails. The beautiful new building was designed by architects at the Miller Hull Partnership to reflect the late 19th century architecture that is predominant in the city. On a clear day, the library offers stunning views of Mount Rainier from the main reading area.
Residents of Ten Trails are encouraged to get involved with their local library. The Friends of the Black Diamond Library group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 5pm in the library’s conference room. Dues are $5, and the group holds fundraisers throughout the year to benefit the library including the annual book sale and an annual plant sale held on the first Saturday each May. The library is having a book sale this Thursday, October 17th from 10 am to 6 pm. Purchase used books, videos and CDs at bargain prices to help support library programming throughout the year.
Meet Marc Davidson: one of the many friendly faces you’ll see when you visit Ten Trails and tour our 15 model homes! Marc works as part of the Lennar team who are onsite at Ten Trails seven days a week to show customers their gorgeous new model homes and answer questions about investing in a new home in the community.
Marc is huge advocate for master planned communities, having lived in one for the past 12 years. “My wife Lisa and I loved raising our three boys there,” Marc says. He bought his home when the planned community was just beginning to develop, and has seen firsthand the benefits that can come from living in a growing community. “I tell all of my customers that Ten Trails is going to be even more impressive as it continues to grow. The retail, schools and future development will all be within walking distance to homes, so residents can come, home, park their cars, walk to dinner, or check out one of the many events going on in the community.”
Marc was raised in the Snoqualmie Valley and, like many northwest natives, grew up with a huge love of the outdoors and outdoor activities like skiing, mountain-biking, hiking and fishing. He even has the distinction of being one of the few people to have summited Mount Rainier, which he did with a mountaineering team five years ago. Marc loves sharing his love of the outdoors with his wife Lisa and three sons and, whenever they can, his family enjoys spending time in their cabin up at Mount Baker.
Marc is proud to sell Lennar homes at Ten Trails for many reasons, including the builder’s well-crafted home products, thoughtful designs, and detail-oriented customer care division. “Lennar offers one of the best home warranties in the business,” says Marc. “The builder is focused on delivering high-quality homes and maintains a standard of building that is really quite remarkable.” Marc also notes that Lennar’s partnership with Amazon to offer the first WiFi-certified smart homes as well as the builder’s “Everything’s Included” philosophy sets Lennar apart from other new home builders. “Home automation products like the Ring Doorbell, Amazon’s Echo dot and Schlage keyless smart locks are included with every home at Ten Trails,” says Marc. “Even things like the blinds are included, which adds up to quite a significant savings for our customers.”
Learn more about Lennar homes at Ten Trails when you visit the community soon! Stop by Lennar’s two model home offices and make sure to say hello to Marc while you’re there!
Ten Trails residents can learn about the City of Black Diamond’s history at the nearby Historical Museum Depot. The Depot, once the train station for the railroad that ran from the old Town of Franklin to Seattle, offers a glimpse into the rich history of this beautiful city.
Black Diamond’s history begins several hundred miles south in the now-abandoned town of Nortonville, CA. Founded as a coal-mining town to supply coal to San Francisco, the mines in Nortonville were plagued with water intrusion issues and low-quality coal. Engineers were sent north to Washington to find better coal supplies and discovered an open coal seam along the Green River. They returned to California with news of their discovery, which prompted miners and residents to move north to Washington. Word of the abundance of coal in Black Diamond traveled the world, and soon immigrants were moving to the city to mine the many coal fields.
Before it became the Black Diamond Museum, the depot building served as a train station until the 1930’s. Later, the building was used as a restaurant, a library, a telephone exchange, an office for the water department and a storage shed for city maintenance. Inside the building today, visitors can see displays of what life was like for coal miners and families that lived in Black Diamond in the early 1900’s.
The Black Diamond Museum is always looking for volunteers! Contact the staff at 360-886-2142 to inquire about becoming a docent.
The Fergusons are new residents of Ten Trails by way of Orange County, California. This family of six was looking for a master-planned community in King County and Ten Trails checked all of their boxes! They liked the community so much, in fact, that they decided to buy months ahead of when they originally planned to do so.
In California, master planned communities are much more common than they are in this part of the country and the Fergusons knew that’s what they were looking for in their new home. “We looked at some other communities nearby that weren’t master planned,” said Kelli Ferguson, “but ultimately decided that we like living in a community where the homes, parks and amenities are all integrated like they are at Ten Trails. We also knew we definitely wanted a brand new home, so the community was a great fit for our family.”
Since moving in, the Fergusons have been taking full advantage of Ten Trails’ many open common areas and parks. “We have gotten together with neighbors to makes s’mores at the fire pits,” said Kelli. “And my husband takes the kids over the Civic Park almost every day.”
One thing the Fergusons have really enjoyed is getting to know their new neighbors. “It has just been great to move in around the same time as other people,” said Kelli. “It has been so easy to meet our neighbors and make friends. We watch each others’ kids and have really found a great sense of community here.”
Welcome to the neighborhood! We are so glad you chose to make Ten Trails your new hometown!