Editor's Note: This is a press release from Newland Communities
Today Newland Communities, with their joint venture partner North America Sekisui House, LLC (NASH) and Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities announced they will build Pierce County’s first-ever active adult community at Tehaleh.
Shea Homes is now the fifth builder to purchase land in the community’s first phase, and the only one exclusively serving the age-restricted buyer. With Shea Homes as the homebuilder and Newland Communities as the master developer, Shea Homes will be the sole provider for Tehaleh’s age-restricted active lifestyle community of up to 500 homes.
Shea Homes is nationally-acclaimed for its communities designed specifically for baby boomers.
In Tehaleh, Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities will offer a variety of homes ranging in size from 1,450 to 2,250 square feet with prices starting from $235,000 - $357,000.
The community, designed to cater to residents seeking resort style living, will feature world-class clubs, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a diverse range of recreation and continuing education opportunities, all revolving around a lifestyle focused on wellness, exploration, learning and new friendships.
“Home design remains paramount for us, as we know things like eco-friendly design, single-story layouts, natural lighting and Five Sided Architecture, which makes each home’s exterior unique, are very important to the active lifestyle buyer,” said Richard Obernesser, area vice president at Shea Homes. “We’re honored to be a part of Tehaleh and add to the creation of a sustainable, livable, beautiful and family-oriented community.”
“We’re excited that Tehaleh’s active lifestyle community will have Shea Homes’ signature energy efficiency, smart design and outstanding community amenities,” said Bob McLeod, chairman and CEO of Newland Communities. “Given Shea’s reputation and its success with other projects in Washington State, we know there is pent-up demand for this unique product in this market.”
Tehaleh is a 4,200-acre planned mixed-used community that plans to feature area schools, a fire station, over 1,000 acres of parks and open space, an extensive network of 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’ new relationship with Tehaleh will draw on experience in the local area with Jubilee in Lacey and Trilogy at Redmond Ridge in Redmond, as well as other active lifestyle communities in California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.
Before opening, Shea Homes is seeking feedback about home design and amenities from customers to ensure that the needs of active adult lifestyle consumers in Washington are being met at Tehaleh. Shea Homes will be holding design review sessions in the coming weeks to refine the homes and amenities planned for the community.