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South King County Easter Events
When we're showing homes to potential buyers, people typically ask us about the local neighborhoods, events, and things for the entire family. It's important to consider the community you might be moving to and to make sure it fits with your family's lifestyle. If you're searching for homes in South King County, you'll want to get to know the neighborhood by experiencing some of our local fun. There are plenty of family-friendly options for Easter weekend in the local area. Enjoy one or more of our eggs-cellent Easter egg events to make your holiday extra special.

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Living in Kent Washington
Situated 19 miles south of Seattle, Kent, Washington features stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Home to Boeing, REI and many other American companies, Kent is the fourth-largest manufacturing and distribution area in the United States, and boasts one of only five Starbucks roasting plants in the world.

An extraordinary place to live, work and visit, our team can help you find a home you'll love.

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Renton Farmers Market
Situated along spectacular Lake Washington about 10 miles south of Seattle is the vibrant and bustling lakeside community of Renton, Washington. In addition to its stunning natural beauty and plentiful opportunities for outdoor activities, this close-knit community boasts a wide range of events that offers something for everyone.

Located at the Renton Piazza next to the King County Transit Center, the Renton Farmers Market runs Tuesdays from 3-7 pm from June until the end of September. Its convenient location provides easy access via public transportation, and two-hour free parking is available at Renton's City Center Parking Garage.

The Renton Farmers Market not only features fresh, local food, it is a community gathering place for the residents of Renton and visitors. From food demonstrations to live entertainment, the market features a variety of activities that are free and fun for the whole family.

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July 4 Kent WA
Sunny days are here in Kent, WA, and that means one thing for patriotic families ... Time to head to the lake for a summer splash! Every Fourth of July Kent celebrates the stars and stripes with a day of lakefront fun including water sports, contests, games, performances, and plenty of good food at Lake Meridian Park. Of course, our July 4th celebration ends with a bang, but not before a full day of free entertainment. Don't miss these fantastic events at this year's Fourth of July Splash in Kent, WA:

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Ivar's Clam Light, a Renton Holiday Tradition

Renton, WA residents join together each December at the Ivar's Clam Lights extravaganza for a Christmas light spectacular that would impress Clark Griswold.

Renton Christmas Lights

Ivar's Clam Lights, a local holiday tradition since 1994, illuminates Renton's shores throughout the month of December.  At the center of the holiday activity is Ivar's Seafood Restaurants, located at 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N. in Renton.  The display wraps around to the water walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for about a mile's walk of holiday magic with twinkling lights, visual displays, and live musical entertainment.

Clam Light Display Renton

Dancing Clam Lights Renton

The festivities begin at 6:15 p.m. on December 4 with the Dancing Clam and are followed by the official lighting at 7 p.m.  The event runs nightly through January 1 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  While there, do not miss the Rainier Yacht Club Parade of Boats and Argosy Christmas Ships--and since you'll probably be hungry, stop at Ivar's Seafood Bar for a cup of their famous clam chowder.  And the best part of it all is--Ivar's Clam Lights is a free event. 

About Ivar's Seafood Restaurant

Ivar's Clam Lights is named for Ivar's Seafood Restaurant, an iconic Seattle area eatery. Known for its fresh clams and a history of folly, the restaurant is something Renton and Seattle area people know and love.

About Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

The 57-acre Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located on the southeast shores of Lake Washington.  The park offers places to play, the option to spend time on the water and, of course, plenty of open green space. In the summer, you can often find families lounging on the beach enjoying the two miles of trails and swimming in Lake Washington. However, the family-friendly entertainment does not stop when the warm weather leaves. Throughout the fall and winter, the park is host to a variety of events like the iconic Ivar's Clam Lights festival. blog banner


Make Renton WA Your Home

Ivar's Clam Lights is just one of many family-friendly events held in and around Renton every year. There is always something to do in Renton for the entire family. Contact Sheri Goldman today to start your search for homes for sale in Renton WA.


Holidays in Maple Valley WA

Maple Valley WA Christmas Tree Farms

Holidays in the Northwest are a wonderful affair. Residents of Maple Valley, WA live in an area full of holiday cheer, a variety of events, and beautiful, green trees. Finding a place to get your Christmas tree is easy, but selecting the perfect one can be a challenge when there are so many to choose from. Whether you want to go for fresh cut, or prefer a precut tree from a local family-owned seller, here are six wonderful nearby places to find the ideal Christmas tree.

1.  Wilson Tree Farm and Nursery

Find quality trees, wreaths, and a small gift store at Wilson Tree Farm and Nursery in Maple Valley. Open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., or weekdays by appointment, come and select your tree. Services offered include flocking, bailing, shaking, cutting, and custom fresh made wreaths. The Wilson Tree Farm has been in the family for 110 years.

2.  Three Tree Farms

Get the whole country Christmas experience at Three Tree Farms. Nestled in the Cascade Foothills in Maple Valley, you can wander well-maintained trails, indulge in hot chocolate and cider, and choose from a fresh-cut selection of Nobles, Nordmanns, Grands, and Fraziers. The helpers at Three Tree Farms are happy to assist you with loading your dream tree. The farm is open Thursday through Sunday 9 a.m. to dusk.

3.  Crystal Creek U-Cut Tree Farm

Create the family tradition of searching, finding, and cutting down your own Christmas tree. At Crystal Creek in Maple Valley, WA, you'll search through Nobles, Nordmanns, and Turkish trees. Make the outing even better with a quick round of hide and seek in the trees. Remember to bring the right tools for cutting (gloves and a good saw). Open daily from 9 a.m. until dusk. Don't forget to ask about their Charlie Brown specials.

4.  Enchanted Winds Tree Farm

Enjoy events, décor, gifts, trees, and more at this delightful u-cut farm near Maple Valley and Renton in Issaquah. On December 12th you can see the Newfoundland dogs in action, or choose and cut your own tree Thursdays through Sundays.

5.  Mountain View Tree Farm

There are plenty of amenities at the Mountain View Tree Farm. Get a live tree, u-cut, or receive cutting assistance when you choose from from a large selection of Northwest favorites. The farm is open on weekends, or during the week by appointment.

6.  Papa's Tree Farm

Papa's is a popular place that is open daily and offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Enjoy face painting, a gift shop, and stunning trees. Get there quick before the stock runs out.

Christmas Trees Maple Valley WA


Creating a Family Tradition

Memories are built on special family traditions. In a place like the Northwest, tree farms make a wonderful alternative to grocery store lots. Gather the family and embark on an entire day of fun. Start with finding your tree. When you get home, put on the Christmas tunes, pull out the hot chocolate and marshmallows, and decorate your home together. To pick the right tree for your family, follow these simple tips:

  • Measure your space, width and height, before you go
  • Know what you like, a little research can help
  • Test for freshness of precut trees
  • Cut straight
  • Transport the tree in your vehicle or under a tarp blog banner
If you'd like to make this beautiful area of Maple Valley your home for the holidays and the rest of the year, contact Sheri Goldman today.


Dining Guide for Renton Residents

Renton WA Best Restaurants

Reserving a table for dinner in Renton, WA is never a problem.  Newcomers to the Renton community have so many choices, it may be hard to decide.  That's why we have compiled this list of our top 10 restaurant choices in Renton.  Renton is thriving and continues to grow--including the food scene.  Each week brings new opportunities to try different cuisines and settings.  If you're ready to get started, here is our list of the top 10 restaurants in Renton, WA.


1.  Melrose Grill
The Melrose Grill has existed since 1901. A wonderful slice of Seattle history, it's a neighborhood gem. The steakhouse serves tasty cuts and favorite sides, as well as offering options for people who prefer seafood, salad, or chicken. Located at 819 Houser Way South, it's a family-owned establishment that opens daily at 5 p.m.

2.  Blossom Vegetarian
This Vietnamese hotspot serves fresh, authentic cuisine and has a menu that's heavy on the vegetarian, but caters to carnivores as well. Some of the house favorites include the Blossom Fresh Rolls, Pho, and Fried Rice. Blossom is open daily for lunch and dinner and located at 305 Burnett Avenue South.

3.  Himalayan Cafe
The Himalayan Cafe prides itself on choosing high-quality ingredients and spices and preparing savory dishes in the most authentic way possible. The Nepalese and Indian cuisine boasts things like Momo (steamed dumplings), Tandoori, Naan, and much more. You can find this casual spot at 202 SW 43rd Street.

4.  El Burrito Loco
El Burrito Loco is ideal for meals on the run. The simple menu satisfies Mexican food-lovers from all over the Seattle area. This hopping neighborhood eatery is at 314 Park Avenue North. Don't forget to try the legendary carne asada fries.

5.  Sushi Today
Reviewers joke that Sushi Today should actually be, "Sushi all the Time." It's an easy place to get hooked on, and offers excellent service and delicious food. It tends to be packed at lunch, but is open for dinner as well. The atmosphere is cozy and located at 330 Southwest 43rd Street.

6.  Ma La Kor Thai Restaurant
Fresh, delicious, and authentic are the three words to describe Ma La Kor Thai. The chef, Natee, has been passionate about cooking since the age of 5. The food is made without MSG, and prepared with love and joy. It is open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at 101 Southwest 41st Street.

7.  Marianna Ristorante
At 310 Wells Street is a delectable Italian diner. Warm and inviting, Marianna Ristorante serves traditional Italian food in a friendly setting.

8.  Peyrassol Cafe at Southport
This cozy bistro serves New American food with a rustic edge. One draw for many is the brunch served on Saturday. Peyrassol Cafe is also open for lunch or dinner most days, and sources food as locally and organically as possible. Find them at 1083 Lake Washington Boulevard North #30.

9.  Red House Beer & Wine Shop
Beer, wine, and tapas brings regulars back to Red House again and again. It's an ideal place to meet up with friends, share a meal, drink, and have a good time. The extensive selection of beer and wine is worthy of any connoisseur. The restaurant is located at 410 Burnett Avenue South.

10.  La Fuente
La Fuente has been delighting Renton with salsa, tacos, and a lively atmosphere long before the area was popular. Enjoy classic Mexican dishes and great service at 3221 Northeast Sunset Boulevard. blog banner

Whether Renton, WA is your current home or "soon-to-be" home, contact, when you're ready to buy and sell homes in the Renton real estate area.


Family Fun at Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Renton WA Coulon Park

Lake Washington has long been a local hub for entertainment and fun things to do in Renton.  Whether you're looking to find the perfect fishing spot, celebrate summer with a barbecue, or simply take a scenic stroll with gorgeous views of Renton in every direction. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is the perfect spot to enjoy everything that Lake Washington has to offer. Autumn and winter are ideal for secluded walks and sight-seeing; while the warm weather months come with bigger crowds and plenty of outdoor activities

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