Located on a plateau above the Yakima Valley, Quail Run at Terrace Heights is a gated community of 117 homesites designed for active adults age 55 or older.

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YAKIMA — It’s true what they say: You can’t buy time.

Instead, with a home in Quail Run at Terrace Heights, you can make the most of it.

There’s never been a better time for Seattle-area people to reward themselves with a home here,” says Quail Run sales manager and onsite broker Pat Loomis.

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Located on a plateau above the Yakima Valley, the gated community of 117 homesites is designed for active adults age 55 or older who want retirement — and even pre-retirement — on their own terms, he says.

Loomis says he believes many economists “are worried that the Fed will be increasing interest rates soon. This could take a lot of buyers out of the market and bring down the selling price of a Puget Sound-area home. Now could very well be the turning point for baby boomers to sell in Seattle and move to a popular, affordable outlying area with all of the amenities and none of the hassles of the big city.

“It makes sense: Use equity from the sale of a first place to purchase a new Quail Run home and keep the balance to invest,” he says. “For some, buying at Quail Run might even provide the flexibility to buy a second place — a vacation home — or just have a nice nest egg in the bank. There are just so many choices.”

With less time spent stuck in Seattle-area traffic, Loomis adds, there are more opportunities to enjoy the recreation and leisure of Quail Run’s central Washington location.

“Yakima offers four full seasons of stunning natural beauty,” he says. “Autumn is particularly beautiful, so there’s really no better time than October for our model home sale. We have three 2015 models with large discounts. Our turn-key pricing includes upgraded appliances and cabinets; window coverings; large two- and three-car finished garages; heat pump; covered patios, and rear-yard fencing.”

Quail Run’s seven home designs range in size from 1,200 to 2,142 square feet and include two or three bedrooms and two baths. Interior amenities are enhanced by complimentary services from a professional decorator. Yards are landscaped for minimal maintenance and include sprinkler systems.

New homesites with views of the Yakima Valley, Union Gap, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier are opening for sales, says Loomis.

During upcoming tours, buyers can learn more about the community, which is owned by Quail Run at Terrace Heights, LLC, and operated by Lakeshore Communities, LLC, a third-generation family company.

“Quail Run purchases don’t include the homesite — only the finished home,” Loomis says. “Personal property taxes are paid on the home only; property tax on the homesite, plus sewer, garbage pickup and onsite management, are included in a monthly owner’s fee.”

The fee also covers membership at Quail Run’s air-conditioned clubhouse, where neighbors can enjoy billiards, a library and card room, and an entertainment space near a full kitchen. Mountain views frame the patio, swimming pool and spa.

Golf, water sports, ski slopes, bike paths and dozens of wineries can be visited nearby.

“There’s no other place in the state where you can be stomping grapes at a gorgeous vineyard or having fun at a local casino, and still be just minutes from world-class healthcare, Alaska Airlines flights and shopping at Costco,” Loomis says. “On weekends, if you’re not catching the game on TV with friends at Quail Run, you can catch a relaxing round-trip Wineries Express bus from Yakima to Seahawks home games without any of Seattle’s downtown parking hassles.”