Welcome to Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps
Charming, idyllic small town situated in the middle of nature
Prospective homebuyers looking to move to a growing part of the Seattle area should consider relocating to the Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps area. This scenic, suburban locale is approximately 37 miles south of Seattle and just 16 miles away from Tacoma. It is currently home to over 20,000 residents. Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps has a reputation for its premier amenities and features — including lakefront homes, serene neighborhoods, a breathtaking golf course, beautiful parks, and highly-rated schools.
Each of these towns provides an unparalleled quality of life for residents. While surrounded by lovely views of nature and lush plant life, locals can quickly access major businesses — including grocery stores, home improvement stores, restaurants, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Also, those who consider themselves to be outdoor adventurers can reach Mount Rainier by vehicle in about one hour.
What to Love
- Highly-desirable lake living
- Tapps Island Golf Course
- Exceptional schools
- Tranquil neighborhoods
- Stunning views of the natural landscape
Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps is an incredibly picturesque area. Situated directly on Lake Tapps, outdoor recreation revolves around this body of water. Those who desire full-time lake living can purchase a home that is located on or near Lake Tapps. Residents spend their free time at places such as Lake Tapps Park (which includes a beach), Allan Yorke Park, and the scenic Tapps Island Golf Course. Away from the water, there are numerous suburban communities — many with newer houses. This town is also home to several excellent schools, ample shopping, and top-rated restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
On top of providing locals with a secluded and serene place to live, Bonney Lake/Lake Tapps has several commercial districts that boast outstanding shopping, entertainment, and dining. When living here, you are never far from a host of marvelous offerings.
Driving along 410 (close to the Cedar View and Ponderosa Estates communities), you will find most of the area’s shopping establishments. Steps from home, you can run all of your weekly errands at Target, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, Fleet Feet, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Petco, Costco, The Home Depot, Fred Meyer, and Grocery Outlet. Around town, you can also shop at local stores such as Bonney Lake Bicycle Shop and Watson’s Wooden Words.
Things to Do
At nearly all times of the year, the primary place people go to have a fun morning or afternoon is Lake Tapps. During the warmer months of the year, residents spend their days off at Lake Tapps Park. Spanning an impressive 80 acres, visitors to the park can go swimming in Lake Tapps, enjoy a picnic, or relax on the beach.
Minutes down the road, book your tee time at the gorgeous Tapps Island Golf Course. Here, you can soak in awe-inspiring views of Mount Rainier and the natural landscape. Venturing around town, also be sure to check out Allan Yorke Park (which is also located along Lake Tapps), Banker’s Spit Walking Trail, and the Fennel Creek Trail.
Both Bonney Lake and Lake Tapps feature exceptional public schools. If you have school-aged children, this is a fantastic place to relocate for this very reason.