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Beautifully maintained and well cared for Quadrant resale in the highly desirable Westmont Vista neighborhood. Inviting open floor plan with Chef's ki...
Beautifully maintained and well cared for Quadrant resale in the highly desirable Westmont Vista neighborhood. Inviting open floor plan with Chef's kitchen, large eating island, ample cabinets, gas cook-top and stainless appliances. Great room just off the kitchen with gas fireplace, dining room and main floor den. Luxurious Master suite with 5 piece bath and large walk-in closet. All bedrooms are spacious with walk-in closets and loft/bonus room if perfect for home office or play room. Fully fenced yard with sprinklers, covered entertainment sized trex deck with powered open/close awning, privacy shades and gas fire pit. Year round comfort with Air Conditioning! Great location! Just minutes to all amenities. Kent Schools!
Queen Anne, a small town in a big city! Classic 1909 Craftsman! This home has a good blend of old & new! Large, inviting rooms w high ceilings, leaded...
Queen Anne, a small town in a big city! Classic 1909 Craftsman! This home has a good blend of old & new! Large, inviting rooms w high ceilings, leaded glass, original fir floors & beautiful original woodwork, all bathed in tons of natural light. Remodeled kitchen w quartz counters & stainless appliances, opens to a small back porch. Main floor bath features a clawfoot tub. 3 bed & an updated bath w a Japanese soaking tub upstairs! Bonus room & a huge unfinished utility/laundry room in the basement. Rare off Street driveway w 1-car detached garage. NEW Ext paint, H2O tank & garage roof. New furnace in 2018. 2 blocks from Queen Anne Ave N & Queen Anne Elementary. Walk to parks, shops & restaurants! This is why people love Queen Anne living!
Updated 4BR house in Convenient Renton Highland. Plus Lg Rec Rm & Den for WFH. Welcome to high soaring ceiling entry, lead to south facing Living Rm &...
Updated 4BR house in Convenient Renton Highland. Plus Lg Rec Rm & Den for WFH. Welcome to high soaring ceiling entry, lead to south facing Living Rm & Kitchen. Formal Dining Rm and Den on main. Kitchen features white cabinet, marble counter, tile back splash, island, and pantry. step out to deck for summer BBQ party. Master BR suit w/vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet. DB vanity. Low maintenance back yard. Closed to Park and Plenty street parking space. New interior paint in 2019, laminated floor on main and upstairs. Closed to Boeing, Bellevue and Maple Valley, and Golf course.
Completely remodeled top floor level end unit with new kitchen incl white gold granite countertops, espresso cabinets, high end Kenmore stainless refr...
Completely remodeled top floor level end unit with new kitchen incl white gold granite countertops, espresso cabinets, high end Kenmore stainless refrigerator, range/oven, microwave & dishwasher, laminate in kitchen, entry & hallway, tile in bathroom & utility room, carpet in great room & bedrooms. Bathroom is totally updated with espresso vanity & white gold granite, sink ,faucets & tub with tile surround. Updated millwork & doors, levolor blinds, covered deck. No rental cap.
Amazing location and VIEWS! Large covered deck with view of the Space Needle, Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Across street from Facebook! Fully remo...
Amazing location and VIEWS! Large covered deck with view of the Space Needle, Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Across street from Facebook! Fully remodeled! New bathroom, kitchen, floors, large bedroom closet, ceiling canned lighting, paint and trim! This is a move in ready unit. HOA is very healthy and planned in the budget is exterior gutters, siding and paint within the next 2 years. Great investment for primary or rentals are allowed per HOA. On public transit route. Includes one Assigned parking and storage space
Welcome home to this clean, updated, move-in ready townhome at the highly desirable The Lakes community. Boasting fresh interior paint, new flooring &...
Welcome home to this clean, updated, move-in ready townhome at the highly desirable The Lakes community. Boasting fresh interior paint, new flooring & trim throughout, new fixtures & faucets, new travertine tile backsplash. Wonderful open layout on main floor w/high ceilings! Spacious Kitchen w/new SS appliances, refaced cabinets & an island. Large dining room opens to family room w/gas fireplace & slider leading to large entertainment deck. Upstairs features 2 generous sized bedrooms including the master suite w/new oversized tub, 2nd full bath & laundry. Garage w/Extra storage & access to patio out back. FHA approved, pets welcome! Great location close to transit, freeways, Sounder, Kent Station, parks, trails, shopping, dining and more!
This property in Ballard has been very well looked after. It has two large separate living spaces, four well sized bedrooms, good closet space, and a ...
This property in Ballard has been very well looked after. It has two large separate living spaces, four well sized bedrooms, good closet space, and a great layout. The large, flat lot has mature fruit trees and lovely decks. This very desirable location is just a short walk to Woodland Park, NW Market, and the center of Ballard. It is very commutable to every part of the city. Plenty of parking in the two car garage and wide driveway. Come see it today!
Beautifully updated and move-in ready! Fresh paint, new carpet, updated kitchen and bath. This ground floor unit features a fenced in patio, light a...
Beautifully updated and move-in ready! Fresh paint, new carpet, updated kitchen and bath. This ground floor unit features a fenced in patio, light and flowing floor plan, open concept kitchen to dining and living room, bath off master, and cozy fireplace. Excellent location near Village at Totem Lake, super easy freeway access, extra storage, carport and tons of off-street parking. Common area includes pool and hot tub. Pet friendly, healthy HOA with no rental cap and no special assessments!
Welcome to a neighborhood of cul-de-sacs! A safe community in the Shoultes neighborhood. This house has 4 bed 3 bath, 2,314 SqFt. Fully remodeled- fro...
Welcome to a neighborhood of cul-de-sacs! A safe community in the Shoultes neighborhood. This house has 4 bed 3 bath, 2,314 SqFt. Fully remodeled- from new paint to bathrooms w/ Tiled Showers all new fixtures New Kitchen & High-end Cabinets. NEW SS appliances. Luxury Tile in Bathrooms, Laundry & Kitchen. Lower level MIL potential, could easily add 2nd kitchen in Great room. 2 Fireplaces for a Cozy environment. High efficiency HEAT PUMP installed in 2014 to save you $$ -Warm Winters & Cool A/C Summers. OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING! A perfect Slider off the kitchen to a Covered Deck with stairs down to Fully fenced back yard & play area. Plenty of space to sprawl out and Safely Entertain Guests outdoors in Style. Min. to I-5, Shopping & Hospitals
Beautiful Modern Farmhouse on over an Acre. Fully updated home with so much space to entertain. Light + bright kitchen featuring soft close cabinets,...
Beautiful Modern Farmhouse on over an Acre. Fully updated home with so much space to entertain. Light + bright kitchen featuring soft close cabinets, stainless appliances, Quartz counters, classy brass pulls + faucet, and even a Pot filler over the Gas Range! Wet bar off the kitchen w/ built in wine fridge. Efficient Ductless heat/A/C in the upstairs living area. The home offers 5 potential bedrooms(Septic approved for 3) with a big living room, family room, and private office space. Baths have beautiful tile floors + showers walls, built in Bluetooth ceiling speaker/fan combos. New roof, electrical panels and Hardi siding. 2 car garage w/shop space(or extra parking spot) and a carport. Watch the sunsets off your back patio!
Welcome Home to one of Northshore Schools most desirable neighborhoods. This updated Rambler is nestled just north of Lake Washington where Kenmore/Bo...
Welcome Home to one of Northshore Schools most desirable neighborhoods. This updated Rambler is nestled just north of Lake Washington where Kenmore/Bothell meet Brier. Fully remodeled, this move-in ready 3 bedroom home has beautiful hardwood floors running throughout the home seamlessly blending the spaces. Tastefully updated Kitchen and bath. Massive 12,000 sq ft lot that is fenced leaving a backyard that feels more like a playground. The lot allows ample opportunity if an addition was desired. Oversized 2 car garage has tons of storage & is a comfortable space not just for parking but ready for whenever you need that extra space. Just minutes to 405 or I-5 making the ride in to Seattle or Bellevue a breeze. Pre-Inspected & ready to go!
Sleek modern standalone home with soaring ceilings, walls of windows, & stunning skyline views. Beautiful hardwoods, open concept kitchen, floating st...
Sleek modern standalone home with soaring ceilings, walls of windows, & stunning skyline views. Beautiful hardwoods, open concept kitchen, floating staircases with steel rails. Generous Master suite with ample closets and over-sized glass shower with pebble stone tile work. Entertainment size rooftop view deck -perfect for BBQs with water/elect/gas ready + upper level wet bar. Convenient attached garage. Top rated schools, blocks to Ballard Play field & minutes to all Ballard has to offer –restaurants, craft breweries, Sunday Farmer’s market, & more! Easy commute Downtown or South Lake Union by bike, express bus or car.
Beautiful better than new home with many upgrades including window treatments and new A/C - heat pump that is close to Schools,Community park and Cent...
Beautiful better than new home with many upgrades including window treatments and new A/C - heat pump that is close to Schools,Community park and Centennial trail.Enter on LV wide-planked hardwood-style floors that flows past a main floor 5th bedroom and 3/4 bath to an open floor plan perfect for entertaining with a dining room that connects to a family room with gas fireplace and a modern kitchen with large island with seating, granite counter and stainless steel appliances.Enjoy a spacious upstairs that includes a bonus room a utility room plus four bedrooms including a master retreat with five piece bath and walk-in closet.Outback enjoy a nice-sized patio and landscaped fenced yard that backs to a greenbelt that is great for outdoor fun.
Historical Registry North End Craftsman on a corner lot! Step into an open concept main floor w/ 1 bedroom and updated full bath. Remodeled kitchen w...
Historical Registry North End Craftsman on a corner lot! Step into an open concept main floor w/ 1 bedroom and updated full bath. Remodeled kitchen with retro-look appliances, plenty of storage and counter space! Upstairs find 2 bedrooms with charming built-ins. 4th bedroom w/ .75 updated bath, laundry, and work space in daylight basement. New driveway provides off street parking. New French drain and sump pump. New exterior paint in 2020. Refinished hardwoods, new gas fireplace insert, new gutters and more. Central location in quiet neighborhood and walk to 6th Ave for all the local food and shops! Don't miss this beauty!
Beautiful two-story home with 3BR's, 2.5 BA's. Discover the wonder of a secret garden, offering privacy, delightful fruit trees & a covered Trek-deck ...
Beautiful two-story home with 3BR's, 2.5 BA's. Discover the wonder of a secret garden, offering privacy, delightful fruit trees & a covered Trek-deck for outdoor entertaining. The home is a perfect blending of a Northwest Contmporary & a cozy, country cottage! Enjoy the many custom features including tile roof, new carpet, fresh paint, heat pump A/C, large country kitchen w/ granite counter, raised breakfast bar, nook, S/S appliances, french doors, 2 gas fireplaces, vaulted living room, ceiling fans, master bedroom on main w/bay window, 5 pc bath w/soaker tub & granite slab countertop. Upstairs offers two bedrooms, large walk-in closet, storage room & more. Easy access to I-5, short commute to JBLM, parks, trails, and all shopping needs.
Entry welcomes with vintage style hardwood flooring in this impressive 2,888 sq ft fully custom home set on 5 private acres. Huge living room with fir...
Entry welcomes with vintage style hardwood flooring in this impressive 2,888 sq ft fully custom home set on 5 private acres. Huge living room with fireplace. Storage abounds in large kitchen with newer appliances and woodstove. Master bedroom has en-suite luxurious bath and room sized walk-in closet. Two large bedrooms share pass through 3/4 bath w double sinks. Walk in butlers pantry. Bar storage area in hallway. Separate laundry room with adjoining bath. Separate entry to lower rec room with office/den and double french doors leading to front patio area. Fine details throughout - definite see to appreciate. Fully fenced yard and pastures. Two detached shops and woodshed. 45 min to PSNS, Tacoma or Olympia. 2 tax parcels =5 acres.
Welcome home to this beautifully updated rambler! Situated on a large 18,000 sf lot, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is exactly what you've been looking ...
Welcome home to this beautifully updated rambler! Situated on a large 18,000 sf lot, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is exactly what you've been looking for. Inside you will love the updated kitchen featuring Shaker style cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless appliances. Relax in front of the Travertine floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace with solid cedar beam mantle. Don't miss the gorgeous hardwood floors, updated mouldings and light fixtures, 5 panel doors and vaulted ceiling. The outside has just as much to brag about! Huge 60x24 patio, fully fenced backyard, RV parking, a dead end street and it backs to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Hot summer day? No problem, this home also has AC! Located in charming Carnation, close to shops and dining.
Priced to sell! Rare opportunity.1944 home expanded to 1500 sq ft and guest quarters added to garage. Home features 3 bed 1.75 bath with Bonus room th...
Priced to sell! Rare opportunity.1944 home expanded to 1500 sq ft and guest quarters added to garage. Home features 3 bed 1.75 bath with Bonus room that could be 4th bedroom in main house. 1 level home with Additional 2-story 528 sq ft garage apt for guests or income. Space separation for work at home with additional entrance. Hardwoods under carpet in original footprint! Cozy wood burning fireplace in living room. Garage quarters require paint and finish. Big yard with garden space and outbuildings for storage and poultry, fully fenced with Apple, Cherry and Blueberry fruit trees and mature landscape. Walkable community and easy commute. Close to everything! Home ready for your inspiration.
Studs out remodel meticulously executed by Ainslie-Davis and Shed Architecture. Stunning cedar clad mid-century offers a seamless blend of open spac...
Studs out remodel meticulously executed by Ainslie-Davis and Shed Architecture. Stunning cedar clad mid-century offers a seamless blend of open spaces, clean lines, and expansive windows that bring nature in. The oversize kitchen features a significant island, brushed oak cabinetry, slab counter-top and overlooks the terrace, patio and verdant garden. Three spacious, versatile bedrooms, including master with walk-in closet and master bath. Formal living room, dining, family room, office and two additional bathrooms. Located blocks from the charming shops and restaurants of Madison Park. Three car garage!
Enchanting Cape Cod in prime East of Market location. Easy access to the lake, parks, beach, downtown amenities, anywhere! Perfectly sited on sunny so...
Enchanting Cape Cod in prime East of Market location. Easy access to the lake, parks, beach, downtown amenities, anywhere! Perfectly sited on sunny south facing corner lot with territorial views. Plenty of room for home office, working out, guests and furry friends! Covered entry porch opens to comfortable living room w/vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. The bright remodeled kitchen with tons of cabinetry, Thermador cooktop, butcher block island flows to dining room with beverage center & large TV room for spreading out. Spacious quiet primary suite & remodeled luxe bath with double sinks, spa shower+ huge walk-in closet! Two addl BRs and full bath. Landscaped yard, entertaining deck, fenced for privacy+ alley and massive 2 car garage.
Cute as a button, this cozy level-entry home exudes charm and functionality. Entertain in your open kitchen/living area or step out to your flat and f...
Cute as a button, this cozy level-entry home exudes charm and functionality. Entertain in your open kitchen/living area or step out to your flat and fully-fenced backyard to take in the greenery. On the other end of the house you'll find the master suite with a recently updated bath and three additional bedrooms. This Newport Woods home is just a short walk to the Newcastle shops, restaurants, schools, and your very own park/playground right in the neighborhood! A brand new furnace and electrical panel, newer windows, updated systems, and an attached 510 SF two-car garage. With thoughtful and quality updates throughout, it's ready for you to move in and unpack!
Peacefullness and Tranquility. This mid-century modern daylight ramber 3-bedroom 2 bath home is located in a very nice Marysville neighborhood that is...
Peacefullness and Tranquility. This mid-century modern daylight ramber 3-bedroom 2 bath home is located in a very nice Marysville neighborhood that is great for walking. The home is freshly painted and recently refurbished and is located on a 1/3 acre lot that borders Allen Creek with wildlife such as deer, beaver and the occasional blue heron and other birds. The rear yard, deck and patio is mostly secluded with a pristine natural setting viewing Allen Creek. Great location close in to shopping, transportation, libraries, and schools, and walking distance to Jennings Park. The home presents itself extraordinarily well and is good value in this market.
Stunning craftsman home situated on a corner lot in the popular High Point neighborhood of West Seattle. Covered front porch, expansive open concept m...
Stunning craftsman home situated on a corner lot in the popular High Point neighborhood of West Seattle. Covered front porch, expansive open concept main floor with bright and sunny dining room, kitchen with massive island, and living area, which leads out to the newly landscaped fully fenced yard. Upstairs are 3 generous bedrooms, including a serene primary suite, and a bonus office space. New lawn, off-street parking, and nestled in a community filled with parks, green spaces, and walking paths. Close to Morgan street junction, transit, and freeway access.
Desirable Lake Stevens neighborhood. This 3 bed/2bath home is in great condition and has so much to offer. Open concept kitchen with dining room attac...
Desirable Lake Stevens neighborhood. This 3 bed/2bath home is in great condition and has so much to offer. Open concept kitchen with dining room attached. Fully finished basement ready to entertain! Large fully fenced yard. Highly functional floor plan.
No stairs, one level Burlington rambler! Lot features RV/boat side yard parking, fully fenced backyard with patio area, garden shed and flower beds/ga...
No stairs, one level Burlington rambler! Lot features RV/boat side yard parking, fully fenced backyard with patio area, garden shed and flower beds/garden space. Home features living room with warm paint tones, 2 wood fireplaces, large dining room or 2nd living room area, remodeled kitchen with Corian countertops and stainless kitchen appliances. Enjoy new laminate flooring, fully remodeled ADA accessible 3/4 bath with tiled shower, tankless water heater, laundry room with lots of storage space and a 2 car garage with workshop nook. Comfortable one level living at its finest! Located just on the county line, minutes away from 1-5 access.
Wow!! Greeted by your large front porch this home has it all!! Wide open, soaring ceilings, picture windows plus dual sided gas fireplace in the great...
Wow!! Greeted by your large front porch this home has it all!! Wide open, soaring ceilings, picture windows plus dual sided gas fireplace in the great room; perfect for curling up with a good book or cup of coffee and enjoying your private view of the greenbelt behind the home. Hardwood floors adorn most of the main floor living area accentuating the formal dining room and kitchen. Stunning tiled master bathroom shower with dual sink vanity, soaking tub and large walk in closet. Downstairs boasts a large daylight rec. room, large bedroom and a 19x19 unfinished space currently used as a workshop but has a plethora of possibilities! Located near the walking trails and quick access to Deception Pass makes this home even more desirable!!!
Nice 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home located on a great corner lot in the Ridge at McCormick Woods! Features an open concept living room, dining room & kitchen...
Nice 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath home located on a great corner lot in the Ridge at McCormick Woods! Features an open concept living room, dining room & kitchen areas. Great amount of square footage for the price. Kitchen boasts tons of counter space, stainless steel appliances, eating bar and walk-in pantry. Huge master suite with 5 piece bath and 2 walk in closets. Outside you'll find a fully fenced backyard with garden space and wired for generator. Close to the parks, amenities and Hwy 16, perfect location for commuting.
Live and work where you play: at the beach! Awake each morning in what feels like a luxury resort only to realize you are home. Delight in the sweepin...
Live and work where you play: at the beach! Awake each morning in what feels like a luxury resort only to realize you are home. Delight in the sweeping views of the Sound and Olympics from nearly every room in this large, quiet, top floor unit. Savor your morning coffee or evening wine from any of the 3 decks (front, back, large private rooftop). Host sunset dinner parties your guests will rave about for years. All new SS appliances in the chef's kitchen make meal prep a joy. You will love working from home in the amazing office space, or take the Alki Trail to the water taxi for an easy car-free commute downtown. Central AC keeps this unit comfortable and quiet year-round. Garage parking for 3 vehicles. Abundant storage. Well managed HOA.
Welcome to the desirable Finn Hill neighborhood in beautiful Kirkland! This trendy 3 bed/2.5 bath fully-upgraded home features 1,920 sq ft of living s...
Welcome to the desirable Finn Hill neighborhood in beautiful Kirkland! This trendy 3 bed/2.5 bath fully-upgraded home features 1,920 sq ft of living space on an 8,840 sq ft lot. The open main floor features a completely upgraded modern kitchen with a large island + stainless steel appliances, a bright living room with cozy wood stove, primary suite with private 3/4bath, 2 more spacious bedrooms and a gorgeous full bath. Head downstairs to the huge rec room with a wood-burning stove, 3/4bath, and easy slider access to your backyard. The home is backed up to a greenbelt and situated at the end of a cul-de-sac. Don't miss the updated floors throughout! Easy access to I405, minutes from downtown Kirkland & downtown Bellevue. Welcome Home!
You will love this home tucked in its neighborly culdesac! Expect to be wowed from the welcoming courtyard, through the front door where you’ll quickl...
You will love this home tucked in its neighborly culdesac! Expect to be wowed from the welcoming courtyard, through the front door where you’ll quickly be thinking “model home”. From the gleaming floors, soothing colors, fresh paint, river rock fireplace, built-in shelving, specialty lighting, ceiling fans, vinyl double-pane windows, vaulted ceilings, 6-panel doors, to the updated kitchen with newer appliances, updated bathrooms and fantastic built-in closet shelving. This whole house will make you feel special. Slip out one of the over-sized sliders to the back or side yards for more wonderfulness! The fully fenced corner lot is like your own sanctuary: Gorgeous backyard deck, garden beds, and lawn will make you glad you have to stay home!
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Thinking about moving to Seattle , WA? From the city's best neighborhoods to the lowdown on live music and food options, here's what you need to know about living in Seattle.
Why Move to Seattle, WA?
If you've been looking into moving to the West Coast, there's no doubt that Seattle should be top of your list. Seattle is one of the most progressive cities in the US, and is consistently ranked among the 10 best places to live in the United States by U.S. News. There's an exciting tech (it is home to Amazon HQ, after all!), food and cultural scene in the city, as well as plenty of outdoor adventures, so you'll never run out of things to do. The crime rate in Seattle is the lowest it's been in over a decade, and Seattle suburbs offer everything from welcoming family neighborhoods to creative hubs for young couples.
The cost of living in Seattle isn't low - it's one of the most expensive places to live in America. The costs for real estate, energy, wages and taxes in Washington only just trail behind New York City (Manhattan), San Francisco, and Brooklyn. However, a focus on STEM and tech jobs means that the average salary here is also high.
Population: 3.4 million
Average age: 35.5
Seattle average home price: $773,508
Seattle average salary: $100,000
Minimum wage in Seattle: $13.50 an hour
What's the Weather Like in Seattle?
Yes, it does rain here! The average annual temperature in Seattle is between 37°F to 79°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 88°F. You can expect the weather in Seattle to be warm and dry in the summer, and while winters do get relatively cold, snow is rare, with December experiencing the most rainfall. Seattle has an average of 152 rainy days a year.
Winter: 35.6°F to 48°F
Spring: 39°F to 64°F
Summer: 53.6°F to 73.4°F
Fall: 41°F to 59°F
Best Neighborhoods to Live in Seattle:
Whether you choose to move to the Seattle suburbs or stay within the main city area, here's some key neighborhoods to include in your dream home search:
Northeast of Downtown, Capitol Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Seattle and is home to some of the city's best restaurants. Ideal for young couples and creatives, there's a variety of housing options for all budgets. It's also known as Seattle's LGBTQ+ capitol, with gay bars galore. Residents can enjoy strolls in Volunteer Park and community block parties.
If you want an affordable place to live in Seattle with beach access, West Seattle ticks all the boxes. It's quieter and low key, yet still has top notch dining and coffee options, with year-round farmer's markets. The heart of the neighborhood’s retail district is the 'Junction', which has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for vintage, vinyl, or locally made.
Seattle's famously bohemian neighborhood has it all: quirky coffee shops, eclectic restaurants, stellar views of Seattle’s skyline and public art. Fremont is a very walkable Seattle neighborhood and has a vibrant community feel. As an extra bonus, Fremont is also home to neighborhood events such as the Fremont Saturday Market and Oktoberfest.
Comprising Belltown, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and other iconic areas, life in Downtown Seattle is fast-paced. You'll never be bored living in Downtown as there's so much to do, from museums to markets. Housing prices here rise the closer you get to the waterfront but you have the benefit of no commute to the city. Don't bring a car - traffic is terrible and it's better to bike/walk.
Properties in Queen Anne are atop the highest hill in the city, so prepare to be wowed by beautiful views. Full of the finer things in life, you'll enjoy the area's independent stores, restaurants and boutiques. It's an affluent neighborhood that's popular with retirees as well as families. The commute to downtown is just 10 and 25-minutes by car and public transport links are also good.
Homes for sale in Seattle don't last long on the market, so take action sooner rather than later! 71% of listings are sold in less than two weeks. The average home sells in just 10 days, making Seattle one of the most competitive housing markets in the US. Seattle home prices are rising, with the second-fastest growth in the nation, at 10.1%, year-over-year. But with incredibly low interest rates, 2020-21 is a key time to take advantage of the inventory and buy.
How’s the Walkability, Bikeability, and Public Transportation in Seattle?
Seattle ranks among the most walkable cities in the US, and is also the nation's most bike-friendly city. This makes living in Seattle a breeze to get around without a car. In fact, we recommend you don't drive in Seattle as traffic can be heavy.Walkability: Seattle is the eighth most walker-friendly city in the country. Most errands can be done on foot and amenities are never too far spread out.Bikeability: Seattle is well known for being a bike-friendly city! From in-street Sharrows to fully separated Protected Bike Lanes and Multi-Use Trails, there are many options for people to travel through the city by bike.Public Transportation: King County Metro is Seattle's main method of public transportation and is the easiest way to get around Seattle if you don't want to walk or bike. There's also streetcars for neighborhood hops and Seattle’s extensive ferry system is both practical and scenic.
Essential Checklist for Moving to Seattle:
Voter Registration: When you move to a new city, you should make sure to get registered to vote as soon as possible. For info on registering in Washington, see here.
Driver’s License: It's also very important to change your driver's license. Find info on getting a license in Washington here.
Vehicle Registration: Are you bringing your car with you? Here’s where you can get new license plates.
Trash & Recycling: Get this organised from the get go! See here for how you can set up Seattle's trash and recycling services for your new home.
Outdoor activities: Seattle's nickname 'Emerald City’ comes from the lush evergreen forests just outside the city, so it's no surprise that outdoor adventures are plentiful here. From whale watching to scenic hikes and snowshoeing in Mount Ranier; kayaking at Alki Beach Park or cycling the Burke-Gilman Trail, there's lots to do outdoors.
Culture: Seattle boasts contemporary, hip cultural attractions as well as celebrating its diverse history and communities. You can discover the city's significant Asian influences in the Chinatown–International District, learn about Seattle’s Scandinavian settlers in the Ballard neighborhood and dive into Northwest Latino and African American communities at several museums and annual festivals.
Sports: Chant, sing, and cheer your way through all types of sporting events in Seattle. The only NFL franchise located in the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Seahawks, draw large crowds, as does MLB baseball team the Seattle Mariners.
Seattle Food & Nightlife
Dining out in Seattle: Eat your heart out! Seattle has a delicious mix of cuisines to try, from classic Pacific Northwest cuisine (think: fresh, local seafood) to exciting pop-ups and Asian fusion fare. The coffee culture here is legendary, with a booming coffeehouse scene. Visit Pike Place Market to see one of the first Starbucks stores, as well as independent food and drink vendors.
Bars and nightlife in Seattle: The nightlife in Seattle ranges from grungy dive bars to swanky speakeasies and everything in between. The Belltown area has some great jazz and live music bars; check out The Crocodile, which is where Nirvana played, as well as R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.
Grocery shopping in Seattle: From large supermarkets to specialty stores, Co-Ops and bakeries, farmer's markets and everything in between, there's endless stores to get your groceries in Seattle. You can see which grocery stores deliver to any of our Seattle listings.