I am a firm believer that when you buy a home, you buy much more. You are buying a lifestyle. You are buying into your new neighbors and their lifestyles. You must love it all. The schools, restaurants, streets, cleanliness, charm, mountains, view….everything! That’s why I have found it important to add a section in my blog that will just focus on communities. Yes… how much can you get for your dollar? BUT so much more than that. How are you going to feel every time you walk out side? What are you going to do after work every day, where will your child be going to school? These are the questions that we will try to answer. And, we’ll start with the Issaquah Highlands.
I actually lived in the Issaquah Highlands through out the majority of their growth period. I watched it go from a handful of small condos to a bustling community with a movie theatre, grocery store, and a 1st class Swedish Hospital.
This is not just a self-contained live and work community. There is a little bit of something for everyone. As I lived there I was in the height of my running addiction and from just out my door I could run to Tiger Mountain and its 80 miles of trails within 10 minutes! For the Outdoorsman.
Happy hour anyone? The Ram Brewery has one of the best around. Just walk there. Worst case drunken walk home is 15-20 minutes. Check out the Scene.
In this well-thought out community they planned ahead by providing a large transit center, which can get you just about anywhere you need to go.
There are festivals, Halloween parties, mommy jogging groups, yoga, a tax accountant, you name it. There is nothing that you can not walk to in this neighborhood. Not to mention the highly rated Grand Ridge Elementary school.
What about housing? The real estate on this new hilly village ranges from absolutely some of the most chic and luxurious, to extremely affordable starter homes. All new, and all quality. There is green living spaces unlike anything the county has seen before: Outlet’s for electric cars, solar power, rain collection devices and holding ponds. Check out the Real Estate.
All of this, and you are pretty much 25 minutes from anywhere. I would urge anyone to take a look at this neighborhood in their home search.
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