Introduction to Maple Valley, Washington
Maple Valley, Washington, in King county, is 9 miles E of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 19 miles SE of Seattle, Washington. The city is in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area. There are 14,209 residents in Maple Valley.
Maple Valley History
The first modern settlers arrived in this area in the late 1870s, and the railroad line came a decade later. It was originally named Vine Maple Valley. Later, "Vine" was removed because the post office authorities felt the name was too long. The nearby lakes helped Maple Valley develop into a popular resort destination. It was incorporated as a city in 1997.
Maple Valley and nearby Attractions
- Lake Wilderness Park
- Wilderness Trail
- Tiger Mountain State Forest
- Rock Creek park
- Elk Run Golf Club
- Cedar River Trail
Things To Do In Maple Valley
Maple Valley is a haven for enthusiasts of outdoor recreation. It has been well endowed with natural beauty. The lakes in the city provide opportunities for many types of recreational activities. The city has several parks and well facilitated golf courses in and around the area. The nearby areas also have forests with many miles of nature trails.
Maple Valley Transportation
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a few minutes drive away.
Maple Valley Higher Education
The nearest educational institutions are Green River Community College, Renton Technical College, and Highline Community College.