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Welcome to the Forest Estates website - the place for the most current and complete information about our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is located in the Fairwood area of Renton, near the intersection of SE 192nd St and 134th Ave SE, with the award-winning Kent Schools, nearby greenbelts, and friendly neighbors being a few of our wonderful amenities.  We have an active Homeowners Association with a variety of volunteer committees that help make Forest Estates a great place to live. Welcome!
 
~ Neighborhood News ~
Raccoons Roaming the Neighborhood!
Posted on Mar 24th, 2015 Comments (0)
Several raccoons have recently been spotted making their rounds throughout the neighborhood, at all hours of the day.  There is also a new family of eagles just to the northwest of us. This is not at all surprising, considering that coyotes, bobcats, and even bear, have been sighted at one time or another throughout Forest Estates, and they all find our small pets, and their food, very attractive. Unfortunately, this is one of the realities of living where we have all chosen to live,...on the edge of the forest, where we share their habitat with them. 

But we must be smart about it!  

1.  DO NOT LEAVE PET FOOD OUTSIDE 
This is only an invitation to raccoons to your yard.  Several of you mentioned how you have seen raccoons eating out of the food bowl that a homeowner had left outside for their pet. If you don't want wild animals eating your pet, don't leave food outside to draw them to your house. 

2.  RACCOONS CAN CARRY DISEASES THAT ARE HARMFUL TO PETS AND HUMANS
They can carry rabies and feline leukemia that can spread to our pets. Sick raccoons can be aggressive and a danger to children. Do not approach them, and do all possible to keep your pet out of harm's way, which may include keeping your pet inside, or at least, within view. 

3.  TAKE STEPS TO NATURALLY REPEL AND REMOVE RACCOONS
Here is a link with some pretty good ideas that all homeowners can take to naturally discourage raccoons from coming around your yard and house.  http://www.gardenguides.com/69973-repel-raccoons.html

Bottom line:  As long as we choose to live where we do, we will have to learn to live with the potential for wildlife invading our lives and properties. Let's do what we can to enjoy it, and do it wisely. 
 
 
New Forest Estates Website
Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015 Comments (0)
Welcome to our neighborhood's new website!  The upgrade was long overdue.  Not only is it much more attractive and user friendly, but it also makes the content and functionality much easier for us to manage, without the cost and inconvenience of having to rely on a third-party webmaster.  This will allow us, the HOA Board, to get important information to our homeowners much more quickly. 
 
Feel free to provide your feedback and opinions to any of the Board members, or by leaving a Comment on this page.
 
We hope you like it! 
 

 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Forest Estates Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am
 
Join us again this year for our neighborhood's annual Easter Egg Hunt. 
 
Meet us at the “Easter Egg” Park Entrance (near the traffic circle area on 184th St. SE)
 
There will be four 'Golden Egg' prizes for each age group:  0-2 years old,  3-4 years old,  5-7 years old, and 8-10 years old. 
 
= Be sure to bring your own basket = 

 Bring your kids out. Meet your neighbors. And enjoy some cookies and juice after the hunt!  
 
Volunteers are needed to help set-up.  If you can help, please arrive at the park by 9am.   
 
Monthly HOA Board Meeting
Thursday, April 16th, 7:00pm
 
Nativity Lutheran Church, 17707 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA  98058
 
All Forest Estates homeowners are always welcome!
 

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~ New Neighbors ~
Welcome new neighbors! See the New Neighbor Welcome page.
 
Please contact the Welcoming Committee if you know of a new neighbor!