Quail Run's 117 homes are designed for active older buyers seeking Yakima's 300-plus days of sunshine.

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YAKIMA — Quail Run at Terrace Heights has released its final 26 homesites on a sun-kissed plateau at the gateway to Washington’s wine country.

Two hours east of Seattle, Quail Run’s 117 homesites are designed for the active 55-and-older homebuyers who make this clean, gated community a magnet for smart Seattle-area sellers, says sales manager and on-site broker Pat Loomis.

“People are coming from Seattle, Issaquah, Kent and Renton — and a lot of people come from Snohomish County,” says Loomis, who adds many are looking to escape the Puget Sound area’s traffic and double-digit tax increases. “They can’t get over our starry nights, awesome views of snow-crested Mount Adams and 300-plus days of sunshine.

“Just last month we helped a lovely West Seattle couple who had been in their home for 44 years. They sold that for way more than double what they spent at Quail Run. Now they have nearly twice as much space, and immediate savings for investments and travel. They couldn’t stop telling me how happy they were to get out of Seattle traffic, weather and taxes.”

Homes include low-maintenance outdoor landscaping packages with sprinkler systems.
Homes include low-maintenance outdoor landscaping packages with sprinkler systems.

Another Quail Run perk for new buyers: six three-bedroom/den plans by builder Marlette Homes that are move-in ready. These models range in size from 1,400 to 2,100 square feet and include two bathrooms, attractive interior amenities, and low-maintenance outdoor landscaping packages with sprinkler systems. Vinyl-fenced rear yards with covered patios welcome homeowners’ pets.

Finished two-car garages — with three-vehicle designs optional — are also included in the sales package offered by Lakeshore Home Sales, LLC.

A Quail Run purchase doesn’t include the homesite, Loomis says — only the finished home and customizable improvements. Personal property taxes are paid on the home only. Sewer fees and professional on-site management are included in a monthly owner’s fee, which also covers use of Quail Run’s climate-controlled community center.