SEATTLE AREA

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BELLTOWN

 

One of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, Belltown is also one of its most dynamic. A transformation has occurred as young professionals, middle-aged empty nesters and others have relocated here. With approximately 11,000 residents, Belltown has the largest residential…

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CHINATOWN

 

This diverse and lively south Downtown neighborhood is home to Greater Seattle’s Pan Asian communities. Here Chinese, Fillipino, Japanese, and South east Asians live and work together, side by side. Family owned restaurants, Asian style bakeries, unique specialty…

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CAPITOL HILL

 

Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s seven hills, was named as an early candidate for Washington’s state capitol. The original mansions housed numerous city founders during the opulent turn of the century. Visitors to the 1901 Alaska Yukon and Pacific Exposition beheld…

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DENNY TRIANGLE

 

The name “Denny” honors a Seattle founding family whose vision helped shape the fledgling city. Today a new vision, blending transit, retail and residential, is transforming the Denny Triangle into an Urban Center Village. New construction projects abound. Amazon is…

first hill

FIRST HILL

 

First Hill is a mix of high rise condominiums, historic homes, classic apartment buildings, state of the art medical facilities and exclusive social clubs-all with a distinctive urban flair. Many residents walk or bus to work in this pedestrian and transit friendly…

pioneer square

PIONEER SQUARE

 

Pioneer Square is the heart and soul of Seattle. As Seattle’s first neighborhood, it is one of the first nationally established historic districts. This premier 20 block historic district contains the nation’s largest collection Richardsonian Romanesque architecture as well…

retail core

RETAIL CORE

 

At the heart of it all, encircled by the other downtown neighborhoods, is the Retail Core. As its name implies, this is a prime shopping destination with well known department stores, upscale national and international retailers, and shopping centers featuring specialty…

south lake union

SOUTH LAKE UNION

This neighborhood on Lake Union’s south end is not only bustling with new development, but has already attracted many of the world’s most innovative companies including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine Research, Amazon.com’s headquarters…

UPTOWN

UPTOWN

 

Uptown is located north of Belltown and includes lower Queen Anne, While rentals once dominated the housing market, condos have grown in popularity and owner occupancy rates continue to rise. Uptown has a self contained feeling like a “little town in a big city.”…

west edge

WEST EDGE

 

Parts of the West Edge are among Seattle’s earliest districts and it contains a number of neighborhood notables including the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, the historic Moore Theatre, and Pike Place Market, a Seattle institution that attracts some 10 million…

ballard

BALLARD

 

The Scandinavian fishermen and mill workers who founded this historic neighborhood in the late 1800’s would feel right at home in the Nordic Heritage Museum or at annual events like the Norwegian Constitution Day Parade each May or Ballard Seafoodfest in July. While…

Beacon hill

BEACON HILL

 

Just southeast of Downtown, Beacon Hill, like many Seattle neighborhoods is ethnically and economically integrated. Here stately turn of the century homes stand next to brick ramblers and split levels. Active, vocal community groups take great pride in the area’s look…

bitter lake

BITTER LAKE

 

Residents describe Bitter Lake as a little slice of paradise in Seattle’s north end. This small body of spring fed water was once the site of a sawmill. Floating logs released tannic acid, thus the lake’s unusual name. From 1930 to 1961, Playland Amusement Park attracted…

blue ridge

BLUE RIDGE

 

This lovely hillside community, which enjoys some fabulous views of the Sound, was originally built by the Boeing Company, Five brick houses, locally known as “The Castles,” housed company executives. Today, 450 homes complete this affluent and exclusive covenant…

broadway

BROADWAY

 

This northwest Seattle neighborhood has big trees, big lots, and a quiet, country feeling. Within its 3 square miles is Carkeet Park, known for sweeping Puget Sound views, hiking trails, beach access, a play area with a unique salmon slide, and an educational center…

central distric

CENTRAL AREA

 

Located south of Capitol Hill, Central Area extends east to MLK Way(Martin Luther King Way). Its close proximity to the floating bridges and downtown has prompted real estate agents, developers and home buyers to “rediscover” Central Area. The neighborhood contains…

columbia city

COLUMBIA CITY

 

Columbia City is a landmark district and many of the buildings, which are on the National Historic Register, have been restored. The neighborhood’s rich cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of ethnic eateries as well as stores featuring unique items from…

crown hill

CROWN HILL

 

It’s difficult to delineate the boundary between Ballard and Crown Hill. It is mainly defined by Crown Hill’s commercial center at the intersection of 15th NW and NW 85th where a variety of specialty shops, grocery stores, and ethnic eateries are surrounded by well…

east lake

EASTLAKE

 

Eastlake, one of Seattle’s oldest and best defined neighborhoods, sits east of Lake Union, south of the University Bridge, west of I-5, and north of Mercer Street. It is a pleasing mix of businesses, houseboats, single family homes, apartments and condos, many with…

fremont

FREMONT

 

Fremont, the self proclaimed “center of the Universe,” is Seattle’s most artistically eccentric community. A mecca for local artists, it features some of the city’s most famous public art, including Waiting for the Interurban, the Fremont Troll, The Guidepost to the universe…

gerorge town

GEORGETOWN

 

Settled in 1851, Georgetown is Seattle’s oldest continually settled neighborhood. Incorporated as the City of Georgetown from 1904 to 1910, it is now home to a mix of artists, gardeners, families, and retail and industrial businesses. Most homes in Georgetown-bungalows…

green lake

GREEN LAKE

 

Green Lake is a highly desired neighborhood that curls around its namesake. The lake, considered Seattle’s “Central Park,” attracts over 3.6 million visitors each year who come to walk, job, bike, skate, fish, rent boats, or just hang out. Other neighborhood amenities include…

greenwood

GREENWOOD

 

Greenwood’s narrow streets are quiet and tidy. Houses present an interesting architectural mix from brick Tudors to 1950’s style ranch homes to split levels. Unique shops and restaurants of every ethnicity are found around Greenwood Avenue. A popular Artwalk occurs…

haller lake

HALLER LAKE

 

Haller Lake, in north Seattle, includes the area around Northwest Hospital and Northgate Mall. The neighborhood features Seattle’s only Curling Club, Haller Lake Community Club, a community P Patch and, of course, Haller Lake. A very small street end park…

lake city

LAKE CITY

 

Lake City is located in northeast Seattle, west of Lake Washington. Tall trees, quiet streets, and nice homes, many with views, are found here along with an increasing number of condominiums and apartments. Lake City Way, the neighborhood’s main drag, offers retail sh…

laural hurst

LAUREL HURST

 

Situated on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Washington is the much sought after neighborhood of Laurelhurst. Once a seasonal campground of the Duwamish Tribe, today the area is comprised of large, stately, and well manicured homes, many with panoramic views of the…

leschi

LESCHI

 

Leschi sits between the Mount Baker and Madrona neighborhoods along the shores of Lake Washington. In the late 1800s an amusement park, serviced by a cable car that ran from Pioneer Square, was located here. While the amusement park is long gone, the tranquility and…

madison park

MADISON PARK

 

Snuggled between the Washington Park Arboretum and Lake Washington, are the communities of Madison Park and Madrona. Madison Park features grand, expensive homes and lakefront estates. A quint commercial area includes upscale eateries and shops. Merchants usually know…

madrona park

MADRONA

 

Madrona is a much more diverse area economically, ethnically, and architecturally than its neighbor Madison Park, and this diversity is a source of community pride. The Madrona Community Council sponsors events and works on local issues. Madrona Park & Beach and the…

MADISON VALLEY

MADISON VALLEY

 

Nestled between Capitol Hill and Madison Park is Madison Valley, a diverse neighborhood with a healthy and harmonious mix of income, race, religion and age groups. It includes a thriving business district with small stores, boutiques, consignment shops and restaurants. New condos …

magnolia

MAGNOLIA

 

Magnolia is situated on a peninsula only five minutes from Downtown Seattle. Surrounded on three sides by water, Magnolia has an island like quality, but is easily accessed by three bridges. Many of its hillside properties provide breathtaking views of the city skyline…

mapple leaf

MAPLE LEAF

 

Maple Leaf is primarily a single family residential neighborhood with shaded trees and well built homes, but apartments are available and generally found near shopping areas. Maple Leaf is home to many neighborhood businesses and restaurants, good schools, a ballpark…

phinney ringe

PHINNEY RIDGE

 

Phinney Ridge is located on the steep ridge separating Green Lake and Ballard. This quiet, single family neighborhood is a mix of long time residents, young professionals, and wild animals-the inhabitants of the Woodland Park Zoo, a neighborhood landmark. The Phinney…

pike pine corridor

PIKE PINE CORRIDOR

Named for its two main streets, the Pike Pine neighborhood is tucked between Capitol Hill and First Hill. Residents enjoy easy access to I-5, the neighborhood’s westernmost boundary. Apartment (both modest and high end), condos, senior housing, and sedate single family…

queen anne

QUEEN ANNE

 

Upper Queen Anne has a majority of single family dwellings, many in the classic Queen Anne style. Lower Queen Anne, also known as Uptown, is more densely populated with condos and apartments. The neighborhood is sprinkled with specialty shops, local eateries and pubs…

rainier beach

RAINIER BEACH

 

Rainier Beach is a diverse, urban neighborhood located adjacent to Seward Park between Beacon Hill and Lake Washington. More than 60 languages are spoken here and ethnic shops and cafes reflect the area’s cultural richness. Relatively reasonable prices, even for view…

rainier beach

RAINIER VALLEY

 

Rainier Valley is one of Seattle’s most economically, religiously and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Known for high levels of community involvement, residents work to retain Rainier Valley’s hometown appeal. Familiar chain stores, a global grab bag of ethnic esta…

ravenna

RAVENNA

 

Ravenna sits directly north of the U-DIstrict convenient to many amenities including the University of Washington, shopping at University Village, I-5, Ravenna Park and Burke-Gilman Trail. Neighborhood residents are mostly upper middle class, well educated people,many…

roosevalt

ROOSEVELT

 

Roosevelt is minutes from Downtown, the University District, University Village Mall, Northgate Mall, and Green Lake. Metro buses provide service to these and other popular destinations. A pedestrian friendly commercial district near Roosevelt Way and NE 65th Avenue…

seward park

SEWARD PARK

 

Seward Park sits on a peninsula jutting into Lake Washington. It is a quiet neighborhood with some of the best views of Mount Rainier in Seattle. Beautiful turn of the century homes and large distinctive new homes populate the lakefront ridges while more modest homes…

sunset hill

SUNSET HILL

 

Just west of Ballard and twenty minutes from Downtown, Shilshole is best known for its boating opportunities, restaurants and waterfront views. The local hub of activity is Shilshole Bay Marina, the state’s second largest marina and home to 1,400 boats. The neighborh…

univercity district

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT

The neighborhood surrounding the University of Washington campus is often described as youthful and vibrant. Molded by the presence of the University, the Henry Art Gallery and the Burke Museum, it features an intellectual and artistic lifestyle. University Way NE, or…

wallingford

WALLINGFORD

 

Wallingford, the “Heart of Seattle,” is bordered by Lake Union, I-5, Aurora Avenue and Green Lake. Pedestrian and bus friendly Wallingford offers craftsman style bungalows, residential gardens, historic buildings, quiet streets and a unique shopping district featuring…

west seatle

WEST SEATTLE

 

Home to Seattle’s First white settlers, West Seattle occupies the peninsula southwest of Downtown Seattle. While pleasantly removed from downtown by topography and the Duwamish Waterway, the city is accessible by car within minutes. A shuttle ferry, the West Seattle…

white center

WHITE CENTER

 

Located between West Seattle and Burien, White Center offers some of teh city’s most affordable real estate. Known for its diversity, an amazing 70+ languages are spoken here. The Business District consists of nearly 140 businesses. Restaurants often host…

EAST SIDE

beaux arts vill

BEAUX ARTS VILLAGE

Beaux Arts Village was originally established by the Society of Beaux Arts as a colony where artists could live and work in common, but this vision of a communal art center was never fully realized. Today Beaux Arts Village(known as “The Village” to locals) is King…

bellevue

BELLEVUE

 

Bellevue is the Eastside’s largest city and the fifth largest in the state. Thirty percent of its residents were born outside of the U.S. and 40 percent are part of a racial or ethnic minority. Income levels are well above King County and Puget Sound..

clyde hill

CLYDE HILL

 

Clyde Hill, Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point are located along the edge of Downtown Bellevue, Lake Washington, and The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Many of Washington’s most prosperous and prominent business…

kirkland

KIRKLAND

 

Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront community with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping. Home to the only downtown on Lake Washington, Kirkland also has the most guest moorage on Lake Washington…

redmond

REDMOND

 

From its early days as a small logging community, Redmond has evolved into a thriving center of business and community life. Home to nationally and internationally recognized companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, Genie Industries, AT&T and SpaceX. Redmond’s healthy…

mercer-island

MERCER ISLAND

 

Mercer Island is located in the middle of Lake Washington. This island locale provides a quiet, secluded feeling with quick commutes to Seattle or the Eastside via Interstate 90. Mercer Island schools are a source of pride and an important reason that many families live…

newcastle

NEWCASTLE

 

Newcastle is one of the Eastside’s most desirable communities. Its central location near the crossroads of I-405 and I-90 provides easy access to fine shopping and dining, and borders some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. Passing through Newcastle’s downtown…

issaquah

ISSAQUAH

 

Nestled between the Issaquah Alps and Lake Sammamish, Issaquah is a historic community focused on a dynamic future. Known for trailheads and salmon, the city is also a major employment and retail hub on the Eastside. In 2015, Nerd Wallet rated Issaquah the 5th Best…

sammamish

SAMMAMISH

 

Nestled on a forested plateau between Issaquah and Redmond, Sammamish boasts a population of nearly 50,000. Since incorporating in 1999, Sammamish has followed its vision: To be a community of families that values a small town atmosphere and suburban character. If you…

snoqualmie

SNOQULMIE

 

Snoqualmie is located only 25 miles east of Seattle in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. This small town is best known for Snoqualmie Falls, a spectacular waterfall that cascades 268 feet over granite cliffs, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Snoqualmie…

woodinville

WOODINVILLE

 

Located 30 minutes northeast of Seattle, in the heart of the Sammamish River Valley, Woodinville is not only a premier tourist destination but also a highly livable community with a rich history, natural environment and economic vibrancy. When it comes to housing there’s…

NORTH SIDE

bothell

BOTHELL

 

In its 105 year history, Bothell has gone from frontier town to vibrant employment and educational center. Economic development is a high priority. Bothell’s highly skilled workforce, no Business & Occupation tax, commuter accessibility and transportation, available…

brier

BRIER

 

Situated between Lake Forest Park and Mountlake Terrace, about 15 miles north of Seattle, is the City of Brier. Designed as a residential community, Brier’s focus is on large home sites and the preservation of open spaces and natural landscape. Its wide, wooded, quiet streets (that still…

edmonds

EDMONDS

 

Welcome to Edmonds – a beautiful beachside town on the shores of the Salish Sea! This historic city has a vibrant downtown, award winning restaurants and shops, thriving arts and cultural community, celebrated schools, picturesque parks, beloved fishing pier and popular…

kenmore

KENMORE

 

One of King County’s newest cities, Kenmore was incorporated in 1998. It crowns the north shore of Lake Washington with easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and Everett. Residents and visitors alike appreciate Kenmore’s prime location, family friendly neighborhoods, outdoor…

lake forest park

LAKE FOREST PARK

 

Lake Forest Park is a hilly, forested city at the north end of Lake Washington where the schools are good, homes are well maintained and the sense of community is strong. Since its earliest development, the city’s focus has been on preserving the rustic, natural woods…

mill creek

MILL CREEK

 

Mill Creek is known for generous open spaces and well kept neighborhoods featuring lovely residences along tree lined streets. This is primarily a residential community with strong neighborhood covenants where citizens are encouraged to become actively involved in the…

mountlake-terrace

MOUNTLAKE TERRASE

Mountlake Terrace is a full service city where reasonable housing prices and low property taxes make it one of the most affordable places to live in the Seattle metropolitan region. Here, fall evergreen trees line many of the streets and give the feeling of living in…

shoreline

SHORELINE

 

Shoreline residents enjoy the best of both worlds-the convenience of the suburbs along with the opportunities of Seattle, which it borders. Since incorporating in 1995, Shoreline has established a reputation for quality schools, ample parks and recreational facilities…

SOUTH SIDE

auburn

AUBURN

 

Auburn, one of the oldest towns in the Pacific Nothwest, is centrally located between Seattle and Tacoma and sits as a gateway to Mt. Rainier. Auburn is home to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest outlet malls, comfortable hotels, exciting entertainment and nightlife…

burien

BURIEN

 

With a thriving downtown core-featuring boutique retail as well as various ethnic markets and restaurants that attract diners from across the region- Burien is recognized as one of Puget Sound’s hottest up and coming cities. Burien is a waterfront community with six…

covington

COVINGTON

 

The gateway to southeastern King County, Covington is rich with engaged citizens, new young families, good schools, quality businesses, strong leaders and safe neighborhoods-all key in making it a wonderful place to live. Set in an idyllic Northwest landscape just 40…

des-moines

DES MOINES

 

Des Moines is situated on Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma, its western border consists of six miles of shoreline- and residents enjoy every mile. From the Des Moines Beach Park Historic District southward to Saltwater State Park and Redondo Park, the waterfront…

federal way

FEDERAL WAY

 

The city of Federal Way is on a plateau between Puget Sound and the Green River Valley, with outstanding Sound views. Located 25 miles south of Seattle and eight miles north of Tacoma, it is the world headquarters of several businesses and is building a brand new Pe…

kent

KENT

 

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington State; yet, there is welcoming hometown feel. Here, captivating neighborhoods offer a variety of housing options and residents are served by exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments…

maple valley

MAPLE VALLEY

 

Haven’t paid attention to Maple Valley lately? Well, you are the only one that hasn’t! For the past few years, Maple Valley has garnered rave reviews on a variety of “Best Cities” lists. Most recently, Safewise ranked it the 16th safest city in Washington and Niche…

normandy park

NORMANDY PARK

 

Normandy Park is known for its breath taking water views, lush forests, abundant parks and peaceful neighborhoods. Located minutes from SeaTac Airport and with easy access to major freeways, the city is home to approximately 6,500 residents and covers an area of about…

puyallup

PUYALLUP

 

Puyallup, home of the Washington State Fair (one of the top ten fairs in the nation) and the county’s third largest city, also serves as East Pierce County’s regional hub for retail and medical services. Located ten miles east of Tacoma, it is easily accessible from Interstate 5…

renton

RENTON

 

The city on Lake Washington’s southern shore offers an abundance of natural beauty, from spectacular views of the Olympics, the Cascades and Mount Rainier to the Cedar River that runs through the heart of its downtown. Affordability, location and a tremendous quality…

seatac

SEATAC

 

The City of SeaTac, where “Everywhere’s Possible,” is a transportation-centric community perfectly positioned and highly motivated to help both residents and businesses flourish. A regional hub, SeaTac is located between Seattle and Tacoma at…

tacoma

TACOMA

 

Washington State’s third largest city, Tacoma is home to a vibrant, creative community of writers, artists and musicians, photographers, flimmakers, passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners. It also serves as a base for major companies like State Farm Insu…

tukwila

TUKWILA

 

Just south of downtown Seattle, Tukwila has something for everyone-excellent hotel accommodations, shopping, countless dining options, recreational fun, and some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the United States. Tukwila’s Westfield Southcenter, the Northwest’s…

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