Tehaleh is a community to the south of Bonney Lake, in Pierce County. Set in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Tehaleh is a quickly-growing, welcoming community where you'll find Puget Sound's largest collection of beautiful, brand new homes. Dynamic neighborhoods are connected by more than 1,800 acres of open space with parks for playing and plenty of trails for hiking or exploring!
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Tehaleh, pronounced TAY-HA-LAY, comes from Native American Chinook jargon and means “high ground, superior land or land of the gods.”
Tehaleh is a neighborhood of beautiful homes, nestled in an idyllic setting where nature abounds. Mt. Rainier can be seen from nearly any location within this community, making the neighborhood the best around for scenic views.
In the late 1990's, there was a lot of buzz in Pierce County about a new planned development project. Known as Cascadia, the first phase of construction was to include 1,719 single and multi-family homes, an 80-acre business park, and additional land for commercial use.
Construction began in 2005, with an estimated timeline for completion of 20 years. The town was designed by Patrick Kuo, who had purchased the land in 1991. Included in the original plan for Cascadia were 6,500 homes, a commercial district, an industrial park, schools, and recreational parkland for residents to enjoy. Construction halted in 2008, prior to the construction of any homes or commercial properties.
Newland Communities and North American Sekisui House took over the project in 2011 by purchasing 4,200 of the original 5,000 acres of land. The development was renamed Tehaleh, derived from words meaning “highlands” or “the land above.” The revised plan calls for constructing 5,900 houses and 4 million square feet of business property within the next 25 years. Included in the plan is a 419-acre employment center, a fire station and up to seven schools. The plan also includes the many parks and trails included in the original Cascadia project.
On September 26th, 2012, Tehaleh opened its first ten model houses.
Ask anyone who lives in Tehaleh today, and you will hear rave reviews of the community’s beauty, friendliness, and accessibility of amenities.
Tehaleh’s schools are some of the best in the state, with its Donald Eismann Elementary winning South Sound Magazine’s "Best Elementary School" award in both 2017 and 2018.
You’ll also find plenty of shopping and dining in and near Tehaleh. With Bonney Lake just a 10 minute drive away, you’ll have access to some of the best restaurants in the area.