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The Booming Burbs: King and Snohomish Counties’ Most Popular New Neighborhoods

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moss bayBothell Landing-Bothell

Called “Downtown’s Future”, this riverfront community is home to a series of smaller neighborhoods, revitalized historical buildings, new developments, shopping, dining, and outdoor gathering spaces including the active Riverfront area and the walker-friendly Junction neighborhood. East Bothell Landing connects the Junction neighborhood, the city’s dining, shopping, and entertainment center, to the University of Washington. West Bothell Landing is looking forward to more high density residential buildings and a variety of urban housing options. In the Riverfront neighborhood, residents of Bothell Landing can relax or play along the shore of the Sammamish River at the park or on one of the regional trails.

Moss Bay-Kirkland

This Kirkland neighborhood is bordered by Lake Washington in the downtown area and is home to one-third of Kirkland’s waterfront parks. Moss Bay’s diverse landscape includes the waterfront, several parks, and dining and shopping options. For families and residents of all ages, you’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool, the Kirkland Teen Center and Senior Center, the library and the Kirkland Performance Center all nearby. A few more perks of living Moss Bay include free Wi-Fi connections in most of downtown, dozens of art galleries and outdoor art, plenty of chic shopping boutiques and a Walk Score of 81 out of 100 from the walkability rating website.

Novelty Hill and Union Hill-Redmond

Horses grazing in pastures and fresh-laid foundations are a regular sight in this Redmond area where new residential developments stand side by side with farms and large rural estates. Novelty and Union Hills are home to a master-planned development that includes Redmond Ridge with more than 4,500 condominiums, apartments, single-family homes and senior homes, but outside this suburban sprawl, green spaces, and beautiful landscapes stretch out across the land. Residents of the neighborhood enjoy the countryside feel, with the affordable home prices and convenient amenities like grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Although farms and new developments represent much of Novelty and Union Hills, small neighborhoods and large forested properties with long driveways can also be found.

Sammamish Plateau-Sammamish

Above Lake Sammamish at 500-feet in elevation, near the Cascade foothills, the Sammamish Plateau is a quiet, tree-lined haven just a short drive from Redmond, Bellevue and Seattle. This old neighborhood has been given new life with road improvements, new businesses and recreation options all within the neighborhood. Described by the Seattle Times as “two worlds melded together” the Sammamish Plateau blends countryside scenery with large estates and abundant wildlife, with family-oriented suburban neighborhoods conveniently located near plenty of amenities.

Harbor Pointe-Mukilteo

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains are a main selling point of many Harbor Pointe homes. Whether or not you find a home with a view in this Mukilteo neighborhood, you’ll still be treated to a country-club feel with large, beautifully designed homes, surrounding the golf course as the norm. Harbor Pointe’s prime location, away from the crowds of the bigger cities and an almost small-town feel, but still just a quick drive from Seattle and eastside cities, makes it one of the area’s most popular new neighborhoods. Another reason residents love living in Harbor Pointe is the neighborhood’s excellent schools and many parks and walking trails.

References
Bothell Landing: http://www.futureofbothell.com/
Moss Bay: http://seattletimes.com/html/homesrealestate/2021465304_hreneighborhood28xml.html
Novelty & Union Hills: http://seattletimes.com/html/homesrealestate/2020352672_hreneighborhoodnoveltyunionhillsxml.html
Sammamish Plateau: http://seattletimes.com/html/realestate/2013971513_realneighborhood23.html
Harbor Pointe: http://seattletimes.com/html/realestate/2014538765_realneighborhood20march.html

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