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Issaquah Community Info – Issaquah (map), named in 2011 as one of the “Best Towns” in the U.S. by Outside Magazine is a community of 30,000+ residents, and is conveniently located off the I-90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle. Issaquah is a city dedicated to local traditions, hometown values, and award-winning neighborhoods. With one of


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Lakemont Community Info – Lakemont (map) is a planned community located primarily within the City of Bellevue with easternmost areas in the City of Issaquah. The Lakemont Community Association governs the neighborhoods, parks & trails within this community and Lakemont’s homes benefit from community-owned greenbelts and a pedestrian trail system connects residents to neighborhood parks, the regional Cougar Mountain Park and

Newport Shores

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Newport Shores Community Info – Newport Shores (map) is located along the southeast shores of Lake Washington, west of I-405, in the city of Bellevue.  The neighborhood is built around a series of man-made inlets, with homes oriented toward waterfront, boating and lake activities situated on approximately 172 acres with nearly 400 homes — over 100 which


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Somerset Community Info – The Bellevue neighborhood of Somerset (map), with its iconic perch overlooking not only Bellevue surrounds, Lake Washington and Seattle—but also Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains in the distance on a clear day—is a favorite vantage point to take in panoramic views of Bellevue and Seattle. Somerset’s more than 1,200 homes were predominantly constructed

West Bellevue

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West Bellevue Community Info – West Bellevue (map) is at the heart of the city’s center. The name “Bellevue” is French for “beautiful view”. In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live in the nation by USA Today. The addition of many new high-rise condominium and apartments over the past decade has changed


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Woodridge Community Info – The Woodridge neighborhood (map), located in the City of Bellevue, is just south of downtown and east of Interstate 405. Characterized by quiet no-through streets and comfortable homes – many with views of Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue and Seattle, this community is truly just off the beaten path. Woodridge Elementary School, a part of


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Duvall and Carnation Community Info – The city of Duvall is a small community of just over 7,000 people nestled in the Snoqualmie Valley in northeast King County on State Route 203, (approximately 25 miles northeast of Seattle) just east of Redmond. It is one of the fastest growing communities in the state due to its


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Kirkland Community Info –  Kirkland, a community of over 80,000 people, is fortunate to have a vibrant downtown area located on the waterfront of Lake Washington.  Its proximity to I-405 and 520 provides easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside.  Kirkland has so much to offer residents and visitors:  the arts, outdoor recreation, vibrant dining options,


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Kirkland-Lakeview Community Inf0 – The Lakeview neighborhood, located in the southwest section of Kirkland, is nestled next to Lake Washington, offering some of the most magical lake views on the Eastside. Residents will enjoy spending time outdoors. They can put their kayaks into the lake at Houghton Beach Park, fish at Marsh, jog or walk

Kirkland-West of Market

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West of Market Community Info – Kirkland’s historic Market neighborhood (map) is a friendly, walkable community nestled along the shoreline of Lake Washington and adjacent to downtown Kirkland. Its residents enjoy their proximity to the lake and the magnificent views beyond. Waverly Way offers both pedestrian and bicycle routes along the tree-lined street. West of

Hunts Point and Yarrow Point

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Hunts Point and Yarrow Point Community Info – Hunts Point and  Yarrow Point are located on a small peninsulas surrounded by Lake Washington just north of the 520 floating bridge and just east of Evergreen Point, Medina (map). The points offer some of the most exclusive and valuable real estate in the region, along with Clyde Hill and Medina to the South. The major cities of

Medina and Clyde Hill

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Medina and Clyde Hill Community Info – The city of Medina (map), located on the shores of Lake Washington, is a a residential community of 2,970 people, made famous by high-profile residents Bill and Melinda Gates of Microsoft fame and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. It offers security and sanctuary, along with lakeside Pacific Northwest beauty. Clyde Hill (map)

Mercer Island

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Centrally located between Seattle and Bellevue is the beautiful city of Mercer Island. Home to 22,000+ residents, Mercer Island is the most populated lake-bound island in the United States, and its 98040 zip code is unique to the city. Mercer Island’s location in Lake Washington tops the list of attractive attributes regarding the “Rock.” In addition,


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Located east of Seattle on the SR 520 corridor (map) and surrounded by lush evergreens and and beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains, Redmond is known for its natural beauty. The city’s roots go back the lumber industry which settled in Redmond due to the abundance of trees. Today, it is a lovely city with


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Located from the south shores of Lake Washington up into hills to the east (map), Renton offers a mix of residential and commercial neighborhoods, innovative design, well-placed transit access points, safe pedestrian areas and abundant parks. It’s newer developments, such as the Landing, along with traditional standbys, provide savvy restaurant, entertainment, and shopping options. Renton School District


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One of the newest and fastest growing communities on the Eastside, the City of Sammamish enjoys a tranquil setting surrounded by natural beauty. Home to 40,000 people, the residential community is located on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish, with Redmond to the north and Issaquah to the south (map). Historically an area of timber and


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The city of Woodinville (map), with approximately 11,000 residents, is situated in parts of two counties—northeastern King County and southeast Snohomish County. It is most known for its Wine Country region that has now expanded to include local distilleries and breweries. From the notable Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery to small boutique wineries scattered around the

Lake Washington

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Lake Washington (map) is the signature freshwater lake situated between Seattle and the Eastside. It is the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington and is connected to Puget Sound via Lake Union and the Lake Washington ship canal. Sound and ocean going boat traffic from Lake Washington travels through the Montlake cut,

Lake Sammamish

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Lake Sammamish (map) 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. The freshwater lake is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 105 feet and a surface area of 8 square miles. It lies east of Bellevue

Private Schools

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The Seattle-Eastside region is blessed with an abundance of amazing private schools. Here are several third-party websites to help evaluate each school’s strengths, limitations, academic profiles, reviews, and rankings. Smart-Class Private School Review Niche Puget Sound Independent Schools GreatSchools

The Market Talks Real Estate Report

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  Click to view our weekly report of real estate market activity for Seattle, Mercer Island and the Eastside neighborhoods and micro-markets. Plus, see monthly, quarterly and annual overviews and analysis for the entire region at a glance and all in one place at themarkettalks.com.  

The Waterfront Report

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The Waterfront Report provides listing and sales data for private waterfront homes sited on major bodies of water in the greater Seattle-Eastside region. It includes an analysis of waterfront information including average cost per waterfront foot, average cost per square foot, and average sale price for Seattle, Mercer Island, Eastside and Lake Sammamish.

Eastside Maps

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Quick Eastside map links. Eastside Google Map Bellevue Google Map Bellevue Neighborhoods Map Duvall-Carnation Google Map Issaquah Google Map Issaquah Map Portal Kirkland Google Map Kirkland Neighborhoods Map Kirkland-Lakeview Google Map Kirkland-West of Market Google Map Lakemont Google Map Medina-Hunts Point Google Map Mercer Island Google Map City of Mercer Island Map Portal Newport Shores