The City of Maple Valley is one of King County's three newest cities. Along with Covington and Kenmore, Maple Valley incorporated on August 31, 1997. The city is located east of Kent and Covington, just north of Black Diamond and Lake Sawyer on State Highway 169.
Since incorporation, Maple Valley's population has more than doubled while the business community has grown at an even faster pace, tripling the square footage of commercial buildings over the same period.
Recent studies by the City have found demand for even more commercial development as well as opportunities to capture additional sales by new businesses. There are several large parcels of undeveloped and underdeveloped commercial property in both the north and south ends of the City. There are also two large undeveloped parcels, one owned by the City, that are zoned for mixed use development. Several new office and retail buildings have been constructed in recent years and are currently seeking tenants.
The City has an Economic Development Committee that is constantly seeking ways to encourage new commercial development and the creation of “family wage” jobs that fit the vision of the city’s residents.
Johnson's Home & Garden, Tahoma School District, QFC, Windermere Real Estate, TRM
(Source: King County City Profiles)
(Source: Office of Financial Management, April 2016)
Median Household Income
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)