Continuing with our article series of great Seattle neighborhoods, today we have two more areas to add: Interbay and Sand Point. The city of Seattle is filled with vibrant, fascinating, and increasingly sought after neighborhoods. Seattle’s great neighborhoods help us see how this city has grown and developed over time. These neighborhoods tell the story of Seattle, they showcase Seattle’s rise from a relatively unknown coastal start-up to the world-renowned, tech giant it is today. A few decades ago, homes in many key Seattle neighborhoods could be purchased for very reasonable prices; today, those same neighborhoods have median home prices which are among the highest in the country.
Today, we will contribute to telling the story of Seattle’s rise by looking at two other great places: Interbay and Sand Point. Both of these areas have a lot going for them. If you’re looking to buy a home in one of these areas, you will likely encounter a hefty price tag, but you also enjoy a very livable environment. Let’s explore these two special places in the Seattle area.
Situated between Magnolia, Queen Anne, and Ballard, Interbay is often overlooked in discussions of the great neighborhoods of Seattle. But it shouldn’t be overlooked. Interbay has lots of things going for it. Firstly, it is just a few steps away from downtown Seattle. If you can manage to snag a place in Interbay, commuting to downtown Seattle will take just a few minutes (pending traffic, of course). Interbay has a golf center which hosts a 9 hole course, driving range and full 18 hole miniature course. Many homes in Interbay have full views of downtown Seattle. Interbay is home to recreational playfields, numerous high quality restaurants and a vivacious culture.
Data specific to the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle isn’t easy to come by. But, given its location and other perks, it’s safe to conclude that the median home value in Sand Point is above the median for Seattle as a whole (which currently sits at about $713,100). Perhaps the biggest perk of Sand Point is its closeness to Lake Washington. Many homes in Sand Point have excellent views of Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue, and downtown Seattle. Sand Point is close to University Village, the UW Seattle campus, and Gasworks Park. No reference to Sand Point would be adequate without mentioning Magnuson Park. Located in the heart of Sand Point, Magnuson Park previously featured a military base, but currently it hosts numerous high quality sports fields, a gym, an indoor soccer facility, indoor tennis, and other attractions. Magnuson Park is a fantastic place to play sports, have a picnic, or host an event. This park easily increases the value of Sand Point by a lot.
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