Suncadia mountain resort community has recently reached over $30 million in sales in 2016. Richard Seay, vice president and director of marketing and sales, said vacation homes are not the only reason. Trends show families are purchasing Suncadia’s single-family homes as a primary residence, and not for vacation use.
“Folks are deciding to live in a resort and drive to work on the west side,” Seay said, adding that Suncadia is just more than one hour drive to Issaquah.
“With the unrealistic trend in real estate prices in the Seattle area, people are finding they can get much more home for their dollar in Suncadia – while also enjoying all the beauty and amenities of living in a resort,” he said.
The Seattle Times reported in January that King County’s median price for a single-family home hit a new high of $508,000. Meanwhile, the number of active listings reached the lowest monthly level since at least 1993 – just 2,196 houses and condominiums.
Since Suncadia properties became available in 2003, 775 homes and condominiums have been completed in three neighborhoods spanning more than six thousand acres of forested mountain landscape. According to its website, properties start at $74,000 for home site lots, $165,000 for condominiums, and $549,000 for custom homes.
The property’s amenities include award-winning resort golf courses, restaurants, swim and fitness centers, spas, and a winery.
Suncadia adjoins 1,200 acres along the Cle Elum River corridor, which allows for activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, white-water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. Being adjacent to the 2.2-million-acre Wenatchee National Forest also allows for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. Suncadia is also within a short drive of Washington’s wine country.
Anyone can tour homes and view available properties in Suncadia on the third Sunday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.