Issaquah, WA Real Estate News

By JOE RYSTROM & TEAM, Real Estate Professionals
The Issaquah School District is educating the innovators, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders of tomorrow. Students here set the state and national high-water mark for standardized test scores, but Issaquah teachers aim for more. They create passionate lifelong learners who want to achieve their personal and professional potential in a rapidly changing world. The district has grown with Issaquah over the past 100 years as the city transformed from a sleepy mining town to the heart of a vibrant economic and cultural region. Nearly 18,000 students are now enrolled in the district’s 24 schools, which cover a span of 110 square miles in seven municipalities. The District serves a generally upper middle-class community, with notable pockets of diversity. Residents lead and work at local corpor...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
My Activerain friends know I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, in Renton, just southeast of Seattle. One totally obscure fact (among several I take pride in) is one that most of you would probably never ever suspect from this once quaint little blue collar town in the Puget Sound. Renton is home to the very first West Coast Drive-In Restaurant, the Triple XXX Barrell. It was just 3 blocks from our home in Earlington where I grew up in the 1950s and 60s. I can recall as far back as a pre-teen with a paper route waiting for the weekly ‘two for one’ Champ Burger special with fries and a root beer. A bunch of us would ride our bikes there to hang out and every booth had a little jukebox on the wall at tables end and for 10 cents we could listen to our favorite pop songs from the day. Of cou...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Everything you need to know when buying a homes in Issaquah  WA   Find homes for sale Homes in Issaquah  WA.  Issaquah is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 30,434 at the 2010 census. According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management, Issaquah ranked 6th of 279 eligible incorporated communities in population growth between 2000 and 2005. Forbes.com ranked Issaquah the 2nd fastest-growing suburb in the state, and the 89th in the nation. Issaquah is located at the south end of Lake Sammamish. Neighboring cities include Bellevue, and Redmond, both a short 8 miles away, and downtown Seattle 17 miles to the West. Issaquah resides within the Mountains to Sound Greenway. "Issaquah" is an anglicized word for a local Native American name, meaning ...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Providence Point Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Providence Point Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Providence Point neighborhood in Issaquah is a 160 acre gated community built on the Sammamish Plateau. This community was especially designed for residents 55 and older who seek an active lifestyle. The neighborhood enjoys beautiful landscaping, breathtaking views of LAke Sammamish and the Cascade Mountains, convenient location, nearby shopping and services, and 24-hour security. Providence Point is split into seven distinct parts or “villages”: Garden, Meadow, Highland, Center, Washington, Hilltop, and Forest. Each individual village elects its own representatives and maintains its own Homeowners Association. The Providence Point Homeowners Association oversees...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Talus Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Talus Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Talus neighborhood in Issaquah is a 630 acre planned community built on the eastern slope of Cougar Mountain, above Tibbetts Valley, accessible from SR-900. The community is sandwiched between the Cougar Mountain Regional Park and the Squak Mountain State Park, providing its residents with breathtaking natural views. Talus was approved and annexed to the city in 1999, when its development started. It consists of twelve housing communities ranging from luxury single-family homes to rental apartments and even a retirement community all nestled among parks, open spaces and walking trails. Consisting ultimately of about 1,730 homes, development is concentrated on about 25% of the neighbor...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Tibbetts Creek Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA   Find Homes for sale in Tibbetts Creek Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.    The Tibbetts Creek neighborhood in Issaquah is located south of Interstate 90 and comprises the valley floor west to SR-900, south to Newport Way between SR-900 and Maple Street. Maple Street acts was the eastern boundary. The floor in Tibbetts Creek consists of prime agricultural soils and much of the development of the area has been constructed at an average density of one home unit per four acres, giving residents ample space to work the land. Other non-residential land uses include a landscape nursery and a horse ranch.   However, the city of Issaquah has started a growth plan for this and other districts nearby, where growth is to be concentrated into an “Urban ...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Sycamore Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Sycamore Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Sycamore neighborhood in Issaquah is located at the south end of the city. The neighborhood is roughly contained by Front Street South/Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast and the slopes at the northeast portion of Squak Mountain. The neighborhood is primarily residential, consisting largely of single-family developments. However, the area contains a vast portion of vacant, underdeveloped land that consists on steep slopes and wetlands. The Sycamore area offers quiet residential neighborhoods with significant amounts of greenery and open spaces, with the Issaquah Creek running throughout the area. Living in Sycamore Neighborhood in Issaquah WA While already nestled among greenery and ...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Squak Mountain Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Squak Mountain Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Squak Mountain neighborhood in Issaquah is named after the mountain which it is located on. This neighborhood is located on the north slope of the mountain southwest of Issaquah Valley. The neighborhood limits roughly with Newport Way NW to the north and east, 12th Avenue NW to the west, and Squak Mountain to the south. This Mountain has an elevation of 2,028 feet and is one of the Issaquah Alps range of mountains that predate the up-thrust that created the Cascade Mountains. The Squak Mountain neighborhood has seen multiple waves of development over a forty year period, so the area offers a wide variety of housing options ranging from older single family development...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Park Pointe Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Park Pointe Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Park Pointe neighborhood is located east of the center of the city of Issaquah, on the base of Tiger Mountain near Issaquah High School. The city of Issaquah approved in 2011 an agreement to protect 101 acres of forested land east of Front Street South, appropriate land use is public or private open space. And, according to the agreement the entire subarea should remain undeveloped to fully protect the sensitive lands and mitigate impact to the natural environment. As a result of this agreement, residential development in Park Pointe is scarce and carefully planned to maintain the area’s natural beauty. The few residential developments of the area are located along the edg...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
 North Issaquah Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in North Issaquah Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The North Issaquah neighborhood is located on the valley floor of the city, north of Interstate 90. The area limits roughly to the east with SE Issaquah-Fall City Road and I-90 to the south, extending to both sides of East Lake Sammamish Parkway and north to SE 48th. The area is a mix-used development that features restaurants, retail, cinemas and office space. Some major occupants within the neighborhood include Costco (retail as well as their world headquarters), Microsoft, Siemens and Fedex. The area is also partly used for quarry mining. North Issaquah proximity to I-90, utility service availability and a primary arterial street, have contributed to the area’s desir...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
    Newport Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Newport Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Newport neighborhood is located in the city of Issaquah, mainly on either side of SR 900 and south of Interstate 90. The neighborhood offers a variety of retail establishments along Gilman Boulevard; however, the area west of SR 900 is characterized by several offices, intensive commercial and light industrial developments along Mall Street. The residential area of the neighborhood is located on the north hillsides of Cougar Mountain overlooking Newport Way. Although busy, Newport is also adjacent to recreational areas like the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and its excellent trail and green belt systems. The neighborhood is also served by other smaller green spaces lik...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Montreux Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Montreux Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Montreux is a beautiful, prestigious neighborhood in Issaquah. The area is located on the east end of Cougar Mountain, overlooking Interstate 90 and Lake Sammamish. Because many of the homes either overlook Lake Sammamish or the Cascade Mountains, Montreux was named after historic Swiss Montreux which overlooked Lake Geneva. Street names also reflect that imagery. The neighborhood of Montreux is fairly new and in excellent condition. A manmade nine-tier waterfall greets visitors and residents at its entrance and the neighborhood’s home owner associations insures superior landscaping of its 260 acres of residential and wooded areas. Although primarily residential, Montreux is con...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
I-90 Subarea Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in I-90 Subarea Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The I-90 Subarea is a neighborhood in the city of Issaquah located, as its name suggests, along  the Interstate 90, south of Lake Sammamish. The neighborhood roughly limits south with I-90, NW Sammamish Road and Lake Sammamish to the south, Issaquah Creek to the east and SE 51st St to the west. While largely commercial and industrial in character, the area has some one-family properties near its Lake Sammamish border and in its eastern edge. Besides offering dining and retail options, the I-90 Subarea neighborhood is settled adjacent to Lake Sammamish State Park, a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858-feet of waterfront on the south end of Lake Sammamish. The area around the lak...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Gilman Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Gilman Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  Also known as Gilman Village, this neighborhood in the city of Issaquah has been a landmark for almost half a century. Gilman is a mixed use center featuring shops, restaurants, personal services, and even a preschool residing in houses, buildings and other structures preserved from Issaquah's historic past. Located just south of I-90, the Gilman neighborhood is sandwiched between the Olde Town and Newport neighborhoods and parted by the Issaquah Creek to the east and west. The neighborhood uses Gilman Boulevard on the north and Newport Way on the south as its main transportation arteries, with Gilman Boulevard providing pedestrian-friendly the Olde Town and Newport Subareas. Besides of...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Issaquah Highlands Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Issaquah Highlands Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  Issaquah Highlands is an urban village community situated on the Pine Lake Plateau directly east of Interstate 90 in the City of Issaquah. This newly-developed area has been annexed by the City of Issaquah almost in its entirety and is bounded by major arterials, with East Lake Sammamish Parkway on the west and Issaquah–Fall City Road on the north. The eastern boundary follows the crest of a hill, with uphill slopes offering views of Lake Sammamish, Seattle, and the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the north. There are numerous existing subdivisions within The Highlands and several more that are planned. All the subdivisions have quick a...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Mirrormont Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Mirrormont Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  Mirrormont is a Census-Designated Place (CDP) within unincorporated King County, located south of Issaquah. It is situated on an 800 ft. plateau southwest of Tiger Mountain and overlooks a portion of Issaquah Valley and land to the south, west and east. The community encompasses nearly 700 acres and has a population of 3,659 people according to the 2010 census. Within the last decade, the area has seen a shift in development as larger homes have been constructed in its territory. Immediately adjacent to Tiger Mountain, Mirrormont has a vast diversity of greenery and natural spaces. Long, forested driveways lead to unique houses constructed by different builders over the years, e...
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By Mary Cruz & Team, Real Estate Professionals
(Global Home Brokers)
Downtown Neighborhood Homes in Issaquah WA Find Homes for sale in Downtown Neighborhood in Issaquah WA.  The Downtown neighborhood is located only at the south end of Lake Sammamish, 15 miles to the east of Downtown Seattle. Downtown Issaquah is the bright cultural beacon on the east side of Seattle, drawing those looking for an urban scene on a human scale. Downtown Issaquah is emerging as a hot spot for socializing and connecting with a local funky vibe where locals enjoy everything from sushi to BBQ, to Italian to steaks on Front Street. The UpFront Gallery located in the 100 year-old Lewis Hardware Store features works of over 80 artists and hold frequent events year round. Downtown Issaquah has several varied amenities concentrated in a just a few blocks. Residents can enjoy museu...
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By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
Issaquah WA Condos for sale that aren't under contract are rapidly becoming a scarcity on the King County home buying scene. Currently there are only 8 units available, starting from the 170's.  In 2007, Forbes.com ranked Issaquah the fastest growing suburb in the State of Washington. Of course, we all know what happend mid-way through 2007 with regards to real estate! Located South of Lake Sammamish, and East Bellevue, Issaquah is surrounded on 3 sides by mountains (Squak, Tiger & Cougar) and continues to be a popular location with highly esteemed school district.   Search All Available Condos in Issaquah Now
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By Brian Leavitt
(The Eastside Real Estate Team)
Yesterday I was delighted to receive a call from a stager friend of mine, Rebecca Henderson of Alabaster Staging.. Rebecca:  Brian, I have a problem.  I am teaching a staging class this afternoon and the house we were going to stage just canceled. Brian:  Tell me more. Rebecca:  I have twenty students and we need a home to stage.  We will go through the home room by room, stage the entire home.  No cost to you or your client. Brian:  It's your lucky day.  I am listing a home this afternoon at 2:00 PM and I have the most delightful seller in the world.  Let me give them a call.  Brian, Calling back:  See you at the home 2:30 PM. So at 2:30 the coolest thing ever.  Rebecca and Brandi Cernohlavek with 20+ of their students show up and start going through the home room by room.  What a blas...
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