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Park waterfront homes demonstrate the best of their city's many fine attributes:
well kept upscale neighborhoods with large lots, sweeping views, mature vegetation,
and a sense of community. Waterfront lots here range from no bank beachfront retreats
to high bank vistas. Waterfront homes here are generally more expensive than Burien
to the north and Des Moines to the south, but the home and lot quality level tends
to be higher overall, also. As an added bonus, many homeowners may enjoy beach
rights at the private community Cove, which is especially good for high bank waterfront
homeowners looking for easy beach access.
Park is located on rolling wooded slopes along the eastern shore of Puget Sound,
with 14,410 ft Mt. Rainier providing a striking backdrop to the southeast. Originally
established in the 1930s as an elegant waterfront community, the earliest homes
reflected French Normandy architectural styling.
community incorporated in 1953 to provide home rule and to protect the established
character of the area. The population is just over 6300 people. There are two
excellent shopping centers in town, with additional shopping 10 minutes away in
Burien and Des Moines. It is an easy commute of 12 miles to downtown Seattle via
Park neighborhoods offer views, waterfront, and terrain crossed by streams and
wooded ravines, all creating many meandering tree-lined lanes leading to hidden
spots of beauty in nature. Sites are larger than many other areas and homes are
generally custom built, many having been built during the town's early years or
the booming 1950s and 60s. Since the early 1990s Normandy Province and Normandy
Sunset have been developed, creating about 70 new homes of elegant stature in
planned neighborhood with covenants. Residents enjoy the nature, privacy, and
high quality neighborhoods that Normandy Park offers.
Public Schools include the famous Marvista Elementary,
which is actively supported and enhanced by parents' efforts. The students achieve
excellent test scores and it is one of the best schools in the state. Mt. Rainier
high school offers 25 International Baccalaureate classes in 10 subjects. Seattle
Christian school, Kennedy Parochial high school and Highline
Community College are also nearby.
1929, the developers of Normandy Park set aside land with 600 feet of beachfront
to serve as a community center for the residents, and they built a grand French
Normandy style clubhouse. All homeowners within certain boundaries of the town
have equal and undivided rights in Lot A. Since then, a modern Cove
clubhouse has been constructed, and this is the gathering place for community
events. It is also available for private receptions, charity luncheons, etc. The
17 acre grounds include picnic and play areas, tennis courts, paths, ponds, a
large play field, and the beach with tidelands.
parks include City Hall Park & Recreation Center, Nature Trails Park, Marvista
Park, and the heavily wooded Marine View Park with terrific views and an energetic
hike to the beach. Many families and youths enjoy lessons and competitions at
the two private swim clubs. The Des Moines Marina and boat harbor is about 10
minutes to the south.
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