Magnolia Waterfront Real Estate (Seattle)
me to help you buy or sell your Magnolia waterfront home
Magnolia is truly a trophy
neighborhood of Seattle. A wonderful combination of fine homes and quiet neighborhoods
with the convenience of being so near downtown Seattle. It's waterfront views
are truly some of the best in the region, ranging from westerly views of sunsets
over the looming Olympic Mountains, to warm southerly vistas over the port traffic
of Elliott Bay, and around to the magnificent day and night spectacle of the Seattle
skyline. In some places, you can even see all of the above, including sunrises
and sunsets! Walkable beaches surround the neighborhood and front most of the
waterfront homes, and Discovery Park provides a great day trip area for more waterfront
with it's trails, lighthouse, and interpretive programs.
are a wide range of homes and styles in the neighborhood, ranging from old fixers
to multi-million dollar estates. Prices tend to be on the higher side for Puget
Sound homes due to the quality neighborhoods, terrific views, and excellent location.
Geotechnical concerns can be worked around with proper upfront planning and site
If you're looking for one of the best and most
beautiful neighborhoods anywhere, definitely consider Magnolia.
is the largest city in Washington state, located along the eastern shore of Puget
Sound on Elliott Bay. Seattle is a major deep water shipping port, a direct supplier
to Alaska, an expanding home base for advanced technology, and a primary trading
partner with Pacific Rim countries. Local employers include Microsoft, Boeing,
REI, Nordstrom, Weyerhaeuser, Eddie Bauer, Starbucks, and Amazon.com. Seattle
is home to medical facilities of worldwide renown, and excellent schools of higher
learning, including the University of Washington and its fine research facilities.
Established in 1851, Seattles population is now around 570,000 people. Population
of the greater metropolitan region exceeds 3,300,000.
Seattle is filled with vibrant experiences, elegant shops, magnificent new stores,
fine restaurants, art museums, live theater, performance halls, and all major
sports arenas. The red brick buildings of Pioneer Square historic district frame
its unique boutiques and galleries. Pike Place Market is renowned for its bustling
aisles of fresh produce, arts & crafts, colorfully displayed seafood, espresso
stands, and fragrant foods from around the world. Stairways lead to lower level
shops and on down to the import stores, restaurants, aquarium, ferry dock,tour
boats, horse drawn taxis and clanging streetcars along the waterfront.
and surrounding cities are served by a network of major freeways and arterials.
Local bus routes are enhanced with Park & Ride lots at major freeway interchanges
providing free parking, and express busses have frequently scheduled routes in
and out of town. Sea-Tac International Airport is located alongside I-5 halfway
between Seattle and Tacoma. The islands and peninsulas in and across Puget Sound
are served by the largest ferry system in the United States, with 25 vessels carrying
26 million annual passengers to 20 different ports of call.
has many defined neighborhoods that have very distinctive flavors of their own.
Fremont - "The Center of the Universe" - is an eclectic enclave of spirited
people and a fanciful arts scene. Belltown is known for its trendy urban lifestyle
and "happening" city lifestyle. West Seattle and Alki Beach provide
wonderful view backdrops for rollerblading, beach walking, bicycling, and outside
dining. Refined residential neighborhoods such as Laurelhurst, Madison Park, Leschi,
Mt. Baker, and others provide for many great neighborhoods to call home. And up
and coming neighborhoods in Beacon Hill, Central, Columbia City, and Rainier Valley
provide in-city homes at affordable values.
varies from contemporary condominiums and high-rise apartments downtown to the
older homes of in-city neighborhoods, generally built between 1900 and 1940. There
are unique colonies of houseboats on Lake Union and Interbay. The Pacific Northwest
is timber country; homes are primarily built of wood, with brick used as an accent
material. The hilly nature of our topography provides expansive views of water,
islands, the rugged Olympic and Cascade Mountains, and 14,410 ft Mt. Rainier.
Air conditioning is not typically needed in this mild climate.
Public Schools system provides a wide variety of schooling options for its
many diverse neighborhoods. Private and parochial schools also exist throughout
the city. The college scene is dominated by renowned University
of Washington, and it's huge number and breadth of programs has a lot to offer
both students and non-students alike. There are also many very good community,
technical, and associate degree colleges from which to choose.
Parks and Recreation
Parks system is truly exceptional and has been in the making for over a century.
Waterfront parks and scenic trails are available at the breathtaking Discovery
Park and Golden Gardens Park on Puget Sound, peaceful Magnuson Park and Seward
Park by Lake Washington, and small picnic parks on the downtown waterfront. The
famed Arboretum awaits anyone with an appreciation for trees, plants, and pleasant
strolls. Green Lake Park is a popular place for people to congregate, exercise,
or just have an ice cream cone in the summer. Neighborhood parks and p-patches
(community garden space for residents) are also within walking distance of many
homes throughout the city.