A Life of Handiwork and Harmonies

Whether it’s a quiet retreat surrounded by the natural beauty of Washington’s snow-capped mountains or easy access to the wealth of activities, sophistication and culture of a vibrant city, Timber Ridge at Talus has it all. Nestled in Issaquah, Washington, just 15 miles from downtown Seattle, Timber Ridge boasts a plethora of dramatic outdoor living spaces that showcase the views of the Cascade Mountain range and world-renowned foothills, like Tiger and Squak Mountain. Residents agree, it’s a wonderful feeling to live in a place surrounded by such beauty, and in a community that values health and well-being.

The Arts are Alive and Well in the Pacific Northwest

“A love of the arts is strong here at Timber Ridge,” said Cindy Wesche, Community Life Services Director. “We make sure to have a variety of options on our community calendar, including music and theater.” In fact, the Seattle Symphony is so popular among residents that Timber Ridge charters two busses for performances. The popularity of the internationally acclaimed Seattle Pops should come as no surprise; it is a fundamental part of Seattle’s cultural scene and lauded for its extraordinary performances, programming, recordings and community engagement. The mission of the Seattle Symphony is to “unleash the power of music, bring people together, and lift the human spirit”, which is so well aligned with the goals of Timber Ridge.

Issaquah is home to The Village Theatre, a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. It is nationally recognized, and as one of the region’s best-attended professional theatres, very conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Timber Ridge. Residents enjoy attending the varied productions and have three opportunities to experience each musical or play, with transportation provided by the community.

“Issaquah is fortunate to boast its own symphony and they are generous to us and regularly gift tickets to our community. We distribute them on a first come, first served basis, and residents are always thrilled when they are the ‘winners’ of a performance,” said Cindy. The group regularly hosts Pops in the Parks and is a big draw for residents and locals alike.

Building Something New

Within the walls of Timber Ridge, a group known as the Sawdusters creates its own melodies. The Timber Ridge Sawdusters is the official woodworking club of the community and when they are busy at work, the sounds of the saws, planers and sanders make their own beautiful music. This hard-working group is proud to be involved in the building of wooden toys that they donate to the Children’s Hospital of Seattle. Last year they donated 375 hand-built wooden toys, including toy airplanes, trucks, and four different car models. When the Sawdusters aren’t giving back to the Seattle community, they are paying it forward at home, assisting fellow residents with a variety of projects, including building bookcases and furniture repair and restoration.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cascades, it would be hard to find a place more special than Timber Ridge to call home. From orchestra to oak, there truly is something at Timber Ridge to excite everyone. To learn more about the activities at Timber Ridge, call * 425-427-2929.