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Bellevue

VIBE – High-tech ⋅ Blended ⋅ Contemporary

NOTABLE – Light rail will reliably connect to Seattle every 8 minutes beginning in 2023. Part of the core Eastside tech hub along with Redmond and Kirkland. By 2035, the number of jobs in Bellevue is projected to increase from the current 150,000 to 192,000.

SIZE – 141,000 residents

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman new construction, townhomes, and condos

Issaquah

VIBE – Expansive ⋅ Majestic ⋅ Pristine

NOTABLE – Award-winning neighborhoods, one of Washington State’s top school districts, thriving business districts and a growing arts, nightlife and recreation scene make it such an attractive city to live in.

SIZE – 36,000 residents

HOUSING – Traditional, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Kirkland

VIBE – Friendly ⋅ Vibrant ⋅ High-Tech

NOTABLE – Proximity to I-405 and 520 with easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside. The Downtown commercial district, Carillon Point, the new Kirkland Urban, and the Village at Totem Lake have enticed internationally recognized companies like Google and Inrix to the city. Over 21,000 trees line the city’s streets. 

SIZE – 84,000 residents

HOUSING – Traditional, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Medina-Clyde Hill-The Points

VIBE – Luxury ⋅ Privacy ⋅ Pristine

NOTABLE – High-profile residents Bill and Melinda Gates of Microsoft fame and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos live here. Medina and Clyde Hill are home to four private schools:  Bellevue Christian School’s Three Points Campus (preschool-6th grade) and Clyde Hill Campus (grades 7-12), Sacred Heart School, and St. Thomas School (both preschool-8th grade).

SIZE – 4,000 residents

HOUSING – Estates, Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, new construction

Mercer Island

VIBE – Community ⋅ Connected ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – Connected to the Seattle and Eastside metro areas by Interstate-90, Mercer Island offers a small-town feel with front row commute options that are the envy of surrounding local cities and a draw for many residents.
SIZE – 22,000 residents

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Redmond

VIBE – High-tech ⋅ Community ⋅ Pristine

NOTABLE – Known for its abundant natural beauty. Located east of Seattle on the SR 520 corridor and surrounded by lush evergreens and views of the Cascade Mountains. Light rail will reliably connect to Seattle every 8 minutes beginning in 2023. Part of the core Eastside tech hub along with Bellevue and Kirkland. 

SIZE – 61,000 residents

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Renton Highlands

VIBE – Growth ⋅ Community ⋅ Affordable

NOTABLE – The Landing, transit center redevelopment, and investment in the north downtown core are helping Renton attract businesses and become a more prominent local city. A community favorite gathering place is Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington. 

SIZE – 104,000 residents in the entire City of Renton

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Sammamish

VIBE – High-tech ⋅ Blended ⋅ Contemporary

NOTABLE – A blend of small-town atmosphere with a suburban character. Quality neighborhoods, vibrant natural features, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington, and one of the major recreational lakes—with high use by fishermen, boaters, water skiers, swimmers, and picnickers. Popular State and County parks include Marymoor Park at the lake’s north end, Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end and East Lake Sammamish Trail. 

SIZE – 40,000 residents

HOUSING – Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos. Most built 1980-present.

Woodinville

VIBE – Beauty ⋅ Outdoor-Oriented ⋅ Vibrant

NOTABLE – Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the Woodinville-Duvall region is ideal for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. It has close proximity to Microsoft—of which Duvall is on the company’s shuttle route. Woodinville is locally known for its Wine Country region, now expanded to include small boutique wineries, distilleries, and breweries scattered throughout the valley in addition to the original Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery—who’s amphitheater offers the much-loved summer concert series.

SIZE – Woodinville: 11,000 residents, Duvall: 7,000 residents

HOUSING – Estates with acreage, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Ballard-Green Lake-Fremont

VIBE – Original ⋅ Hip ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – The Ballard Locks enable boat traffic to move from freshwater Lake Union to the salt water of Puget Sound. Fremont’s burgeoning tech industry is reshaping the local community in a big way.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 6

HOUSING – Traditional, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Beacon Hill-Seward Park

VIBE – Eclectic ⋅ Urban ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – Beacon Hill in South Seattle, with its distinctive views of the Olympics and Cascades, has tremendous appeal to people who work downtown and commercial developers alike. It is currently a hotbed of activity undergoing significant revitalization as an affordable community close to the Seattle core. Beacon Hill is served by light rail direct to downtown Seattle. The average downtown commute to about 12 minutes, car-free.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 2 (including all of Southeast Seattle and Georgetown)

HOUSING – Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Belltown-Downtown

VIBE – Urban ⋅ Metro ⋅ Bustling

NOTABLE – High-rise condo/apartment development has brought substantial residential growth to the downtown core. Downtown Seattle provides one of the nation’s best big-city urban experiences for visitors and residents alike, generating an important economic impact for the thousands working in arts, entertainment, hospitality and tourism. More than 20 million people visit Downtown for events, festivals, concerts and sight-seeing. Light rail will reliably connect to the Eastside every 8 minutes beginning in 2023.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 7 (includes Queen Anne, Magnolia and the International District)

HOUSING – Apartments and condos

Central Seattle

Central Seattle

VIBE – Diverse ⋅ Hip ⋅ Thriving

NOTABLE – Capitol Hill and Madison Park offer old Seattle charm close to Seattle’s urban core. As part of the Central area’s regrowth, many homes are being torn down to make way for condos and townhomes. The Capitol Hill light rail station offers convenient access to downtown, UW and beyond. Madison park boasts the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum and Broadmoor Golf Club. The Madrona neighborhood, aptly named for the Madrona trees common to the area, is home to GlassyBaby, known for its hand-blown glass candle holders.

SIZE – 87,000 residents in District 3

HOUSING – Traditional, Victorian, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park-Kenmore

VIBE – High-tech ⋅ Blended ⋅ Contemporary

NOTABLE – Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are quietly triangulated between Shoreline and the Snohomish county cities of Mountlake Terrace Brier. Enriched with parks, incredible water views, and an alcove of waterfront homes, this area offers an oasis-like setting just north of Seattle.

SIZE – Lake Forest Park: 13,000 residents, Kenmore: 22,000

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, new construction, townhomes, and condos

North Seattle

VIBE – Culture ⋅ Connection ⋅ Community

NOTABLE – Strong neighborhoods, coveted waterfront shoreline, and close proximity to the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital.

SIZE – 174,000 residents in Districts 4 and 5 (Northeast Seattle and North Seattle)

HOUSING – Mid-Century Modern, NW Contemporary, Craftsman, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos

Queen Anne-Magnolia

VIBE – Historic ⋅ Urban ⋅ Active

NOTABLE – Queen Anne is within walking distance of Seattle and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. The Magnolia neighborhood is a natural peninsula located just west of Queen Anne and north of Downtown. Three bridges provide access to Magnolia and help it retain its small community atmosphere amidst a huge urban city. Magnolia is home to the largest park in Seattle and Magnolia residents often enjoy free time at the 534-acre Discovery Park.

SIZE –  87,000 residents in District 7 (includes Belltown, Downtown and the International District)

HOUSING – Traditional, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern, Tudor, new construction, townhomes, and condos