Nestled between the glorious Cascade Mountains to the east and the majestic peaks of the Olympic Mountain range to the west, the region offers breathtaking views of our natural wonders year round. At an elevation of 605 feet, as you drive up Highway 410 into Bonney Lake, Mt. Rainier is right there to greet you, with all its splendor, especially beautiful when it glows pink in the early morning sun. Setting atop the Puyallup Valley offers residents long-lasting summer evenings as the sun sets behind the Olympics and the beautiful purple and orange sky stretches far out to the south, including the view of the shining harbor of Tacoma’s Commencement Bay.
In early 2014, Bonney Lake was listed as one of the top Ten Washington Cities in which to purchase a home. Bonney Lake has become a premier city for families and community in the western Washington, Puget Sound and eastern Pierce County region. Located just a short drive from Seattle, Tacoma and neighboring Puyallup, Buckley, Sumner, and Enumclaw, the region has the best of both big city and friendly community living. With easy access to the Sounder, with a train station located just down the hill in Sumner, commuting to work and school is made easy with many bus routes coming and going from the Bonney Lake Park and Ride.
Bonney Lake schools are part of the Sumner/Bonney Lake school district and rise above the state and national average in both reading and math, as does the level of higher education for residents. There are many opportunities for higher education in our area, with seven college and universities within 20 miles.
The region is a family-friendly and active community. Lake Tapps offers public access for swimming and boating activities; our forested areas are equipped with miles of trails for hiking and biking; our many parks are filled with sports, play areas, and community events throughout the year. Winter months allow for downhill skiing less than an hour away.