There is a certain beauty to coming home to peaceful surroundings after dealing with the hustle and bustle of the big city. This is why many professionals working in Seattle prefer having a home in the suburbs where they can kick off their shoes and ease down for some R and R.
For Seattle residents, these five neighborhoods offer the best in suburban living with easy access to workplaces, restaurants, and many entertainment venues.
Easily one of the more affluent suburbs in the state, Sammamish families average an income of $157,271 a year. Homes here are worth an average of $679,900.
Of its 62,877 residents, only 3.7% are unemployed. Sammamish students come to excellent top-rated schools, including Tesla STEM High School, Redmond High School, and Skyline High School. The presence of a YMCA and weekly farmers market provide good opportunities for community networking and bonding. There is access to nine lakes in the area, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Cultural inclinations are also recognized in weekly summer concerts hosted by the local arts commission.
If you want to live close to the tech hubs of the Eastside, then Clyde Hill is the suburb of choice. It is ranked 2nd among Seattles most expensive communities, with homes here commanding price tags at an average of $1,686,700. Its best schools include Bellevue High School and International School.
This is considered a strictly residential zone. The minimum permitted lot size is 20,000 square feet. With that expanse, homes here are usually decked with luxury features like pools, multi-car garages, and wide outdoor spaces. With easy access and views of Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle and Bellevue skylines, the neighborhood is a paradise for those at the top of their game.
Mercer Island also hosts a slew of luxury abodes with a median home value of $1,034,600. But unlike other Seattle suburbs, this neighborhood has placed a cap on the size of new mansions being built here to keep the areas quiet suburban vibe. The cap is now based on the size of the lot. Larger homes are also set by the waterfront to avoid dwarfing the smaller and older inland homes. Most Mercer Island residents may want to travel to nearby Seattle or Bellevue for shopping or eating out, but it does have its own Downtown, as well as several restaurants serving awesome dishes.
The island is connected to the mainland via two bridges connecting to Interstate 90. To its west is Seattle and to its east is Bellevue. It is also home to several open spaces and beaches for outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, boating and more.
Redmond may not be as affluent as others in this list but it still offers a more than ample way of life to its 60,712 residents. Employment opportunities here are aplenty, thanks to the presence of major tech companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, Terex, AT&T, and WildTangent. Homes here have a median selling price of $955,000.
Redmond hosts a variety of food, arts, music and sports festivals every year. It has 47 public parks with over 59 miles of trails for hiking, biking, dog walking, and horseback riding. Students are served by Redmond High School and Nikola Tesla STEM High School.
If you are looking to relocate to one of these great Seattle suburbs, come to us, the Metropolist Group, for assistance. Call us at 206-623-5118 or send us an email at [email protected].