The Sunrise Master Planned Community occupies approximately 1,467 acres in the South Hill area of Pierce County, Washington. The site is located approximately 4 miles south of SR 512 and one mile east of SR 161. In 1983 application was made for Rainier Terrace Master Planned Community with a proposal to develop an approximate 1,500 acre tract of land located between 152nd Street East and 198th Street East, east of Meridian and Thun Field area, into a planned community consisting of housing, manufacturing, commercial and office uses. Employment opportunities would be created for the residents of the community who would also do their shopping in the proposed commercial areas.
As of August 2021, approximately 76% (3601 units) are built or underway of the overall 4728. Currently, other subdivision proposals are either under review, or scheduled for submittals.
While within close proximity of many commercial and civic activities along Meridian, Sunrise lacks any commercial uses within its boundaries at this time. The Sunrise medical campus, while sharing a familiar title, resides outside the master plan. There is a mix of multi-family development and two schools within the development.
There are also several small neighborhood parks throughout the community, with the largest one being a 7.7-acre community center/park along Sunrise Boulevard in the northern part of the master plan. A 9-acre regional park is currently being reviewed for the south-west corner of 122nd and Sunrise Boulevard.
Sunrise is an attractive and well planned community with outstanding views of Mt. Rainier and its surroundings. Wide and well maintained roads and boulevards, along with walking paths, make the community a desirable place to live.