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COVINGTON

Welcome to the city of Covington! Although Adler’s Cove is geographically in the city of Kent, residents will identify Covington as its location. Covington is a great place to live, work, shop and play! It is located in King County close to the Puget Sound with views of Mount Rainier and was incorporated in 1997. Covington is family-oriented with small-town character and diverse commercial opportunities. Covington is committed to being a city where residents, businesses and civic leaders partner to maintain a strong sense of peace and community. Residents of Covington also commonly commute to Seattle and the eastside of employment opportunities.

In 2006, new Covington downtown businesses included a new Wal-Mart, a Kohl's, a Carl's Jr., and an Applebee's. 2008 brought the newly opened Red Robin, Cutter's Point, and Home Depot in the new shopping center next to Jenkins Creek Elementary School. Fast growth is expected to continue in the area due to the continued widening and modifications done on State Route 18. New businesses arriving in 2008 include a Costco behind the Fred Meyer. In 2009 there are many more big businesses expected to open, including a UPS Store and Bank of America branch within the Covington Esplanade (Home Depot) lot, as well as an L.A. Fitness behind Taco Time. The company who created the Covington Esplanade (Home Depot) center is also interested in creating new retail space across from Costco.

MAPLE VALLEY

Maple Valley has its roots in a rural lifestyle with the many wonders of nature close at hand. Mount Rainier beckons in the near distance. Lake Wilderness Park provides residents and guests with canoeing, fishing, swimming, baseball, tennis, and numerous other activities. The area is rich with trails immersed in vine maples. You can hike, bike, or horseback through the City to the Cedar River or take a shorter walk through the arboretum trails.

The City of Maple Valley incorporated August 31, 1997. The residents, City Council and City Hall staff have worked diligently to develop the City's first Comprehensive Plan, adopted November 22, 1999, and craft the Development Regulations, adopted December 13, 1999, to implement the Plan. With this vision for the future, Maple Valley will be a well-planned City with a safe, healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment. A strong sense of community will develop through effective partnerships with community organizations, maintaining historic connections with the area's rural past, and embracing the positive aspects of modern technology. The community will be economically vital with quality education and recreation opportunities.


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LAKE SAWYER

Lake Sawyer http://www.lakesawyer.org/ is the fourth largest natural lake in King County with a surface area of 286.1 acres. The lake is located two miles northwest of Black Diamond and lies within the Big Soos Creek Basin of the Green River Watershed. The lake is used extensively for boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing. Public access is provided at the King County Lake Sawyer Park on the northwest side of the lake, and the newly acquired County Park in the southern part of the lake. The City of Black Diamond annexed the lake and surrounding homes in 1998. The City of Black Diamond is on the verge of significant expansion and growth.