Maple Valley, Washington 

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+21.0% since 2020

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Best Places to Live in Maple Valley, Washington

Maple Valley, Washington is a vibrant rural community located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains boasting stunning natural scenery with its rolling hills and picturesque valleys. It offers plenty of activities for nature lovers to enjoy, from hiking along the Cedar River Trail to skiing at Echo Mountain. Visitors can also explore local attractions like Cedar Grove Park or shop at nearby malls like Kent Station Shopping Center. With easy access to bustling cities like Seattle and Tacoma, Maple Valley makes an ideal destination for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience close to urban amenities. Regional center - East shore of Puget Sound in west-central Washington.
State: Washington
County: King County
Metro Area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area
City: Maple Valley
Zip Codes: 98038
Cost of Living: 49.4% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 125 ft above sea level

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Maple Valley, Wa Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area

Seattle is a lively and cosmopolitan city beautifully set in a dramatic backdrop of water, forests and mountains. The main downtown area sits on a narrow, hilly strip of land between Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Modern skyscrapers rise on high hills in the city center, with residential units lining the lower areas along the water and north of downtown.


The unemployment rate in Maple Valley is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Maple Valley jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Maple Valley's cost of living is 49.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Maple Valley's Cost of Living

August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Maple Valley, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, King county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.0% to 22.2%. More Voting Stats

Maple Valley's population is 27,643 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 21.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 38.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Maple Valley is Real Estate: $736,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.4%.

Maple Valley public schools spend $9,262 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.8 students per teacher in Maple Valley. More Education

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Housing Market in Maple Valley

It's a good time to buy in Maple Valley. Home Appreciation is up 7.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Maple Valley is $736,700.
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Reviews for Maple Valley   3 Reviews
Great Place to Raise a Family if You Can Afford It - 12/13/2020
We moved to Maple Valley 14 years ago from Kent, mostly for the school district. We have been very happy with the decision. Most of the state's best school districts... Read More

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Foot of the Cascades - 5/18/2010
Quiet, beautiful, lush greenery and just 30 miles to Seattle. Take a load off and stay awhile.... Read More

The teachers here have such passion! - 4/23/2008
Being a resident of Maple Valley for most of my life. I know I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for the teachers of Tahoma School District #409. Don't let the crime... Read More

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