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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,

Mercer Island Neighborhoods


Mercer Island has a diverse group of neighborhoods spanning many generations of home building. Lush and green, the Island offers and abundance of parks and recreation opportunities on and off the water. Just a hop, skip and jump from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mercer Island has a true small town community feel


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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


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Ballard is one of the hippest and most coveted neighborhoods in Seattle…especially for first-time homeowners. Close proximity to the burgeoning tech industry in neighboring Fremont and reasonable access to the Eastside via 520 makes Ballard an extremely convenient place to call home. Construction is booming to accommodate the growth this Seattle neighborhood is experiencing. Located in the northwestern part


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With its housing stock solely contained in condo and apartment buildings, the bustling downtown Seattle neighborhood called Belltown is one of the most densely populated and walkable regions in Washington. Trendy restaurants, art galleries, boutique stores, nightclubs, and high-rise residential towers dot the landscape of the Belltown area. The neighborhood (map) is bounded on the north by Denny Way, beyond which lies


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Broadmoor Golf Club is a private neighborhood and golf club in Seattle founded in 1924. It is located (map) in a secure, gated setting, just south of the University of Washington and west of Lake Washington. The 230 acre Washington Park Arboretum rests adjacent to Broadmoor. The Broadmoor neighborhood is an iconic Seattle community with stately homes

Capitol Hill

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Old Seattle charm, thriving urban center. Historians say realtor and land speculator James A. Moore, who was credited with the platting of the Capitol Hill, named it after a similarly named site in Denver. But others say the name stuck after a real estate firm offered space on the hill as part of a proposal to

Downtown Seattle

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The neighborhoods in Downtown District include Belltown, Chinatown/International District, Commercial Core, Denny Triangle, and Pioneer Square (map). High-rise condominium and apartment development over the past couple of decades has brought substantial residential growth to the downtown core. Downtown Seattle is a mecca of food, shopping, lodging and activities, and its natural setting is a gorgeous backdrop for a vibrant array of events and festivals,


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Fremont is a neighborhood in Seattle (map) along the Fremont Cut of Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north of Queen Anne, the east of Ballard, the south of Phinney Ridge, and the southwest of Wallingford. Its boundaries lye roughly from the Ship Canal to the south, Stone Way N. to the east, N. 50th Street to

Green Lake

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Green Lake is a highly desirable neighborhood in north central Seattle (map) surrounding a popular small and easily accessible lake. Probably most known for its well-utilized 2.8-mile path around the perimeter for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers, it also has athletic fields for team sports and is home to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC). While


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Laurelhurst is a coveted residential neighborhood in northeast Seattle (map) near the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Waterfront homes enjoy frontage on Union Bay, a part of Lake Washington. The Laurelhurst Beach Club (private) and Laurelhurst Community Center (public) are popular community hubs while nearby University Village offers a hip shopping, dining and social venue for residents and UW students alike. To the north, Wedgwood (map), is a

Madison Park

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The Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, located south of the 520 bridge (map), features stunning homes and condos with gorgeous views of the lake and Mount Rainer. Madison Park could be considered an urban retreat, as it’s close to downtown Seattle and yet maintains the feeling of a lovely, slow-paced residential area. Madison Park is part of the Seattle


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Seattle’s Central District is an extremely diverse area broken into distinct micro-neighborhoods. The borders of the Central District include the I-5 corridor on the west side, the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the south, Lake Washington to the east and the north side is defined by Portage Bay and the Arboretum. There are a total of 24


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The location of the Magnolia neighborhood (map) in Seattle feels like a secluded island. Three bridges provide access to Magnolia, just west of Queen Anne, north of Downtown, and south of the Chittenden Locks in Ballard. This unique part of Seattle is on a natural peninsula, and the lack of major city thoroughfares through the neighborhood

North Seattle-Shoreline

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Neighborhoods in the North Seattle district include Cedar Park, Jackson Park, Lake City, Maple Leaf, Meadowbrook, North Matthews Beach, Northgate, Olympic Hills, Pinehurst, and Victory Heights (map). Homeowners in the North Seattle region have benefited from a surge of sales activity and buyer demand for their modest, affordable homes conveniently located to Seattle’s metro employment centers. Local North Seattle restaurants and Shoreline restaurants are interspersed throughout

Queen Anne

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Within walking distance of Downtown Seattle is the community of Queen Anne. Queen Anne is the highest named hill in Seattle (map) and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. Queen Anne is divided into the 4 sub-neighborhoods North Queen Anne, East Queen

Seward Park-Beacon Hill

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Seward Park is located in southeast Seattle (map). It centerpiece is a park by the same name located on Bailey Peninsula near the south end of Lake Washington. Columbia City is located just west of Seward Park and offers an urban center with ample shopping and many cultural local restaurants. Seward Park features numerous small beaches, the largest one on its southwest

South Seattle

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Neighborhoods in the Southeast District of Seattle include Brighton, Columbia City, Dunlap, Genesee, Hillman City, Lakewood, Mount Baker, New Holly, North Rainier, Othello, Pritchard Beach, Rainier Valley, Rainier Vista and Seward Park. (map) The district operates its own Southeast Seattle website, and coupled with the Go South Seattle and South Seattle Emerald, residents are always in the know about local happenings and community information. South Seattle offers an affordable option for residents looking for close proximity


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The Wallingford neighborhood is located in north central Seattle about four miles north of the downtown core (map). The U-District and University of Washington neighbor it to the east. The Wallingford Center contains many shops and restaurants (including the original Dick’s Drive-In, founded 1954). Wallingford is often defined by the sloping ridge that runs north from the edge of Lake Union to

West Seattle

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West Seattle is aptly named—it represents all of the city located west of the Duwamish River. (map)  It’s the birth place of Seattle, being the first place settlers established themselves. West Seattle is comprised of over a dozen neighborhoods, including Alki Point, Junction, Fauntleroy, Admiral, High Point, Beach Drive, Delridge, Fairmount Park, Highland Park, Lincoln

Duvall-Carnation Parks and Open Spaces

Duvall Parks and Open Spaces Big Rock Ball Fields  28430 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019 Depot Park  26225 NE Stephens St., Duvall, WA 98019 Dougherty Farmstead  26526 NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall, WA 98019 Duvall Dog Park  Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Duvall, WA 98019 Duvall Skate Park  28430 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019 Judd Park  28406 NE 149th Place, Duvall, WA 98019 Lake Rasmussen Park  4th Avenue NE, Duvall, WA 98019 McCormick

Issaquah Parks, Trails and Open Spaces

Berntsen Park  810 4th Ave. NW, Issaquah, WA 98027 Black Nugget Park  1953 – 24th Ave. NE, Issaquah, WA 98029 Centennial Park  Front St N. and Rainier Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027 Central Park  1907 Park Dr NE, Issaquah, WA 98029 Confluence Park  655 Rainier Blvd N, Issaquah, WA 98027 Cornick Park  335 Front St. S., Issaquah, WA 98027 Depot Park  2 E. Sunset Way (Rainier & Alder),

Kirkland Parks and Open Spaces

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City of Kirkland Parks and Trails Overview Bridle Trails State Park  Sometimes called “the wilderness in the city,” this day use park is a popular Seattle area destination. The 482 acre park is known for its riding trails, summer weekend horse shows, and music events. Bridle Trails Park Foundations’ annual Party in the Park is a community

Mercer Island Parks and Open Spaces

Mercer Island Parks and Facilities The sylvan nature of Mercer Island is beautifully demonstrated within the well-maintained park and trail system on the island. Hike, bike, walk, play, watch nature, swim, participate in organized sports – residents may enjoy all of these outdoor activities. On the north end, the 20 acre Park on the Lid

Mercer Island Private Clubs & Recreation Facilities


In addition to the many public parks and recreation amenities, Mercer Island is home to several well-known private clubs and recreation facilities. Here is a quick run down on four popular venues. Mercer Island Beach Club | 8326 Avalon Drive, Mercer Island, WA 98040 | 206-232-3125 The Mercer Island Beach Club is located along the water at the

Redmond Parks and Open Spaces

Marymoor Regional Park is one of the most fantastic venues in the Seattle-Eastside area. With 640 acres of play space, it’s no wonder 3+ million people visit the park every year.  Marymoor features play fields, mainly soccer fields, ball fields, and lighted tennis courts. A 35-foot, free-standing climbing structure, radio-controlled airplane field, Velodrome and dog off-leash area

Renton Parks and Open Spaces

Parks and Trails Cascade Park  SE 162nd St & 122nd Ave SE Cedar River Park and Carco Theatre  1717 SE Maple Valley Highway Cedar River Trail 600 Nishiwaki Lane (Cedar River and North 6th Street) Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park   1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N Heritage Park  233 Union Avenue NE Highlands Neighborhood Park and Center  800 Edmonds Avenue

Sammamish Parks and Open Spaces

Lake Sammamish State Park Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858-feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features. Sammamish River Trail The Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the

Woodinville Parks and Open Spaces

Cottage Lake Park Cottage Lake is a 63-acre lake located about four miles east of the city of Woodinville. A county park is located on the north shore of the lake. The watershed encompasses approximately 4,300 acres in the upper Bear Creek Basin of northeastern King County and southern Snohomish County. Sammamish River Trail 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

Bellevue School District

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The Bellevue School District serves about 19,000 students in 28 schools and serves students living in Bellevue and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts, and portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County. Bellevue School District School Rankings on New Student Information Find Your School

Issaquah School District

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The Issaquah School District serves nearly 20,000 students in 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and one choice high school spread among 110 square miles in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Issaquah School District School Rankings on New Student Information School Boundary Maps

Lake Washington School District

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Lake Washington School District serves approximately 29,000 students at 31 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 9 high schools. Its footprint covers 76 square miles and is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, and portions of Sammamish, Bothell and Woodinville. Lake Washington School District School Rankings on New Student Information School

Mercer Island School District


The Mercer Island School District serves approximately 4300 students at 4 elementary schools. 1 middle school, 1 high school and 1 alternative high school program. The district enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence with achievement test scores at the elementary, middle, and high school levels consistently the highest in the state. Mercer Island School

Northshore School District


Northshore School District serves more than 21,000 students in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and areas of unincorporated King and Snohomish counties. The district is known statewide and nationally for academic excellence at its 20 elementary schools, 6 junior high schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, and an alternative high school. Northshore School District School Rankings on New

Renton School District

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Spanning 32.5 square miles, Renton School District serves approximately 14,000 students in pre-K through 12th grade at 4 high schools, 3 middle schools, 14 elementary schools, and an early childhood center. Renton School District School Rankings on New Student Information District Map Find My School Address Lookup Tool

Riverview School District


Riverview School District serves the communities of Carnation, Duvall, and surrounding areas of eastern King County. The District covers approximately 250 square miles and serves more than 3,200 students. Riverview School District School Rankings on New Student Information District Map

Seattle School District

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Seattle Public Schools is the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, serving nearly 55,000 students in 99 schools. They have a staff of about 9,000, which includes about 3,100 teachers. Seattle School District School Rankings on New Student Information District Map Find My School Lookup Tool

Shoreline School District


The Shoreline School District serves Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. The district, just north of Seattle, serves about 9,000 students with a highly dedicated staff and a mission to help each student reach his or her full potential. Shoreline School District School Rankings on New Student Information Attendance Area Map

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  

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.

Seattle Maps

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Quick Seattle map links. Seattle Google Map City of Seattle Neighborhood Map City of Seattle: My Neighborhood Map Portal Ballard Belltown Broadmoor Capitol Hill Downtown Fremont Green Lake Laurelhurst Leschi Madison Park Magnolia North Seattle Queen Anne Seward Park South Seattle Wallingford Wedgwood West Seattle

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