Family Friendly, Small-town Vibe, Convenient Access to Freeways
Sumner’s quiet streets and award-winning schools are perfect for families. The town has more to offer than just the title of “Rhubarb Pie Capital of the world.” The Sounder station in downtown Sumner easily connects you to Tacoma or Seattle – whether for a day trip or commuting. Sumner offers a friendly, walkable downtown, parks, trails, and stunning views of the valley and Mt. Rainier.
Newly planned and thoughtfully designed developments are tucked in with craftsman-style homes and bigger lots. This mix makes Sumner a good fit for those looking to be close to amenities in a larger town, but with the small-town feel. The Sounder Train Station and convenient freeway access, allow for easy commutes to Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Seattle and throughout the I-5 corridor.
Rhubarb Pie Capital
Fresh pie, flaky crust, small-town America…gotta be Apple Pie, right?! Nope, Sumner is the Rhubarb Pie Capital!
Model T Fords and farmland dotted the landscape in the early 1900s when rhubarb made an introduction to Sumner. Adam Knoblauch shipped the first field rhubarb to Seattle in 1893 in gunny sacks. However, it was his son Henry who became the first grower of commercial hot-house rhubarb in the Sumner Area.
Although there are only a handful of farmers left, the majority of rhubarb in the country is still grown around Sumner in the Puyallup Valley.
Sumner celebrates this history with pride. Every year on the third weekend in July is Sumner’s Rhubarb Days. You can try your hand at the Rhubarb Bake-Off, a Pie Eating Contest, wander the vintage market, or listen to live music while enjoying the beer garden. Can you see yourself strolling Main Street eating Rhubarb Pie?
Sumner-Bonney Lake School District
The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District comprises an area that includes the cities of Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Sumner, and areas of Pierce County.
The district serves 9,000 students, has 13 schools, a family support center, a district athletic complex, a performing arts center, public gymnasiums, and a recreation department.
Parks & Activities Sumner
The Sumner Link Trail is fabulous for bicyclists and runners alike, and connects to the Foothills Trail in the south and up north to the Interurban Trail.
In the heart of downtown Sumner is Heritage Park, where you can stop to rest while shopping, or Loyalty Park where the kids can play basketball, run and play throughout. Dogs on leash will also like Loyalty Park.
Churches and Faith Opportunities
The Sumner community supports a variety of worship services. Click on the links to Search and find the church that best suits you and your family.
Discover Your Dream Home in Sumner
The sumner community is open and inviting. I would truly enjoy showing you more of this beautiful area and help you discover where you and your family will find the best fit. Contact me, Cathy Torgerson, Windermere Realtor, to take the next steps towards owning your dream home in Sumner.
Dining & Shopping in Sumner
Nothing says home like an old-fashioned shake from Dairy Freeze on Main Street. You can also find the hand-crafted espresso and crepes at Craft.19 or a family fun pizza outing at Trackside Pizza. There are lots of options down Main street.
If you enjoy antique shopping or the style of Joanna Gaines, there are lots of little shops with the DYI style feel to add flavor to your home.
Civic Groups / Volunteering in Sumner
A community means more when you are involved and volunteering. As a business person, Rotary and Kiwanis groups support the community through service and fundraising. At the Sumner Community Food Bank, they provide nutritious food with dignity to neighbors in need in Sumner and Lake Tapps. If you have a bent for history, the Ryan House Museum volunteers give tours and help with local events celebrating the history of Sumner.
- Rotary Club of Sumner
- Sumner Lions Club
- Bonney Lake Kiwanis Club
- Sumner Community Food Bank
- The Ryan House Museum
Real Estate in Sumner
If you are looking for the perfect piece of Sumner real estate to meet all your wants and needs, reach out to me, Cathy Torgerson. I’m your Sumner-area real estate expert, and would love to assist you with all your local real estate needs. I can help to take some of the stress and guesswork out of the often complicated process of buying or selling a home.
Featured Properties in Sumner
2822 208th Avenue E Lake Tapps, Washington
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,752 SqFt 0.293 Acres
Active Listing courtesy of Windermere Prof Prtnr-Puyallup
5717 84th Street E Puyallup, Washington
1,712 SqFt 0.321 Acres
Pending Listing courtesy of Windermere Prof Prtnr-Puyallup
All Things “Dog” in Sumner
Sumner’s small-town feel and neighborhoods offer low-key walking and play. As a dog owner you are limited in the number of dog accommodations you might see in the bigger towns, but not lacking in quality.
There are no specific off-leash dog parks in the city of Sumner. There are plenty of parks that dogs are welcome on-leash for walks and playtime, such as Rainier View Park, Loyalty Park, and Heritage Park.
In nearby Bonney Lake, Viking Park is an off-leash dog park with lots of room to let your pup run and play. In downtown Puyallup, the off-leash park is located between Clarks Creek Park North and Clarks Creek Park South and can be accessed by entering either park.
- Sumner Veterinary Hospital
- Nose to Toes (home-based) Sumner
- Daisy’s Pet Grooming, Downtown Puyallup
- Wash the Dog (do it yourself), Puyallup
- Sumner Veterinary Hospital
- Kelly’s Creature Comforts, Bonney Lake
- Big Daddy’s Doggy Daycare & Wash, Puyallup
- Hobodog Haven Cage Free Dog Boarding, Buckley
Sumner Community Photos
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