Advertising content

New Home Showcase

August 29, 2014

55-or-older homes built to fit buyers' preferences

The homes at Quail Run at Terrace Heights are available in seven floor plans. Buyers work with a professional decorator to select their finishes before moving in.

Quail Run at Terrace Heights

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily at 200 Bridle Way, Yakima

YAKIMA — When planning for retirement, Debbe Masson wouldn't stand for one-size-fits-all living. Neither would her loyal border collie, Catie.

So when she recently left her job and her Wallingford townhome, Masson chose Quail Run at Terrace Heights, located on the eastern edge of Yakima.

Masson says it wasn't just that the gated community for active 55-or-older buyers offered resort-style living. It was also how Quail Run offered a home to fit her preferences.

"I got upgraded flooring and they put in a doggie door for Catie," Masson says. "Now we have a fenced backyard. I like all the activities and the swimming pool. And the people here are lovely. One night, the project manager came over during his dinner hour to help me with a move-in issue.

"This is the most painless transition I've ever had."

John and Lois Sheppard, formerly of Maple Valley, recently found a home that suits their needs, too. Their new Quail Run home features a three-car garage, with one section set aside as a shop.

Quail Run sales manager and on-site broker Pat Loomis says buyers with such differing needs frequently call him to learn more about the community's 67 available homesites.

Quail Run's 117 homesites, owned by Lakeshore Communities, feature seven designs with two or three bedrooms and 1,200 to 2,142 square feet of living space. All homes feature two bathrooms, a variety of interior amenities, and outdoor landscaping with sprinkler systems.

"Our professional decorator loves to work with our buyers to customize their homes and needs at affordable prices," says Loomis.

Purchases at Quail Run don't include the homesite — only the finished home, he says. Personal property taxes are paid on the home; property tax on the homesite, plus sewer, garbage pick-up and on-site management, are included in a monthly owner's fee.

The fee also covers membership at Quail Run's clubhouse, where residents have access to billiard tables, an exercise area, a library, a card room, and an entertainment space near a full kitchen. Outdoors, there is a patio, swimming pool and spa.

Content provided by Quail Run at Terrace Heights

Related tags: 55 or older, Central Washington, Yakima