New active-adult community unveiled

Shea Homes and Trilogy Active Lifestyle Communities have announced a new adult community in Bonney Lake that the developers say will provide baby boomers with the latest in active-lifestyle resort living.

Shea Homes at Tehaleh, billed as the first active-adult community of its kind in Pierce County, is part of a master-planned community being developed by Newland Communities at 19001 Cascadia Blvd. E. Guests were treated to live music and kids’ activities during a grand opening Sept. 29 that also featured the debut of five floor plans.

“As leaders in active lifestyle design, we have our finger on the pulse of the needs of the boomer generation,” said Richard Obernesser, area vice president for Shea Homes. “We look forward to bringing our award-winning homes and amenities to the area, and we think that customers will be motivated by the quality, design, workmanship, and service excellence that goes into everything we do.”

Boomers will be able to choose from five floor plans, ranging in size from 1,450 to 2,250 square feet with prices ranging from $239,900 to $359,900.

The community will feature a club whose design is based on consumer input.

Shea Homes is the only developer of active-lifestyle homes in the Tehaleh project, with people 55 and older in mind.  The location is the third Shea Homes active-adult development in western Washington, joining Jubilee in Lacey and Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond. Shea also has communities designed for baby boomers in California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

According to Shea Homes, ir’s the only homebuilder in the country to be recognized as a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).

The 4,200-acre planned mixed-used community of Tehaleh is planned to feature area schools, a fire station, over 1,000 acres of parks and open space, trails and a village center. Upon completion, Tehaleh is planned to have approximately 5,900 homes, a 419-acre employment center and 3.9 million square feet of commercial/retail space.

Shea Homes/Trilogy active-lifestyle communities are high-end retirement resort communities designed to keep boomers socially connected, physically fit and engaged in pasttimes. The resort-style living includes  business services, clubs, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and recreation and education opportunities. More information is available at and (800) 685-6494, and at 877-221-3261 and

Newland Real Estate Group has a 40-year background in development, investment, management and advisory services. The company owns, operates and develops residential master-planned, commercial, retail and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have either finished or are developing 140 projects in 14 states. The projects have a combined 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space and 175,000 residential units.

Trails for bicycling, walking and jogging are part of the recreational opportunities included in a new active-living adult community in Bonney Lake.