Maple Valley is one of the safest cities in Washington and has been recognized in multiple publications with awards for safety. Tahoma High School is in the top 5% nationwide for education rating. There are also early learning programs within Maple Valley such as Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. The housing in Maple Valley often capitalizes on their beautiful surroundings with larger lot sizes for homes and many of the residents raise horses, cows, sheep, alpacas, llamas and emu. The City of Maple Valley has two beautiful parks to visit, Lake Wilderness Park and Take-A-Break Park.