Eastside Neighborhoods to Watch

Whether you are looking for a private, exclusive community or a vibrant neighborhood close to your children’s schools, the Eastside has something to suit your needs — all convenient to major employers, shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation. Here are a few of the hottest neighborhoods to check out.

Photos courtesy each builder except where noted

Photos courtesy each builder except where noted

Bellevue

Belvedere at Bellevue

  • Builder: Toll Brothers
  • Two- to three-story, single-family estate homes
  • 4 to 7 bedrooms
  • 4,030 to 5,733 square feet
  • Starting price: $1,300,000
  • Schools: Issaquah School District (Cougar Elementary, Issaquah Middle School, Issaquah High School)

Located on 36 acres at the summit of Cougar Mountain, the exclusive Belvedere community offers sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Washington, Puget Sound, Seattle skyline, and the Golf Club at Newcastle. Belvedere is surrounded on three sides by the 3,100-acre Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

23849_12Westmonte Crossings

  • Builders: Lozier, Sundquist
  • Prices, floor plans, etc. vary by builder
  • Starting in high $700,000s for Lozier (10 homes) and mid-$700,000s for Sundquist (9 homes)
  • 2,800 to 3,600 square feet
  • Schools: Northshore School District (Canyon Creek Elementary, Skyview Junior High, Bothell High School)

This residential development features 19 premium homes and private open space. It is located in Bothell’s Canyon Park, just minutes from I-405 and SR 522 in southern Snohomish County.

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Vintners Ridge

  • Builders: Burnstead
  • Two-story, single-family homes
  • 3+ bedrooms, including some with basements
  • Starting at upper $800,000s
  • Schools: Lake Washington School District (John Muir Elementary, Kamiakin Junior High, Juanita High School)

Overlooking the Woodinville Valley, this community features a community park as well as nearby neighborhood parks. It is also located near Totem Lake Mall, Willows Run, and Chateau St. Michelle Winery for convenient shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Montaire

  • Builder: American Classic Homes
  • Custom single-family homes
  • 5 to 7 bedrooms
  • 4,875 to 4,977 square feet
  • $1,500,000+
  • Schools: Lake Washington School District (Carl Sandburg Elementary School, Finn Hill Junior High School, Juanita High School)

Located near Juanita Beach Park, Montaire features five luxury homesites with oversized backyards and beautiful views of the Kirkland area. The area is convenient to downtown Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond and major employers.

Issaquah

The Brownstones

  • Builder: Polygon Northwest
  • 3- to 4-bedroom townhomes
    with 3+ baths, and 1- to 2-car attached garages
  • 1,467 to 2,172 square feet
  • Prices starting: $544,990
  • Schools: Issaquah School District (Clark Elementary School, Pacific Cascade Middle School, Issaquah High School)
  • As part of the Issaquah Highlands, The Brownstones is part of the Grand Ridge Plaza neighborhood. It is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, and the area features many outdoor recreation options, including hiking, biking, parks, play areas, and more. It is near I-90 and the Northeast Park Drive Park and Ride.

15065-378Pinecrest at Issaquah Highlands

  • Builder: Toll Brothers
  • Two-story, single-family homes, including some with basements
  • Prices starting: $800,000
  • Schools: Issaquah School District (Clark Elementary, Issaquah Middle School, Issaquah High School

This 80-home master-planned community boasts beautiful views of Lake Sammamish and the Olympic Mountains, and includes 14.2 acres of protected greenbelts. In addition to being near the I-90 corridor, Pinecrest at Issaquah Highlands is located near upscale retail shopping and dining.

Newcastle

Creekstone Estates

  • Builder: Richmond American Homes
  • Two-story, single-family homes
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms
  • 2,400 to 3,300 square feet
  • Starting in mid $800,000s
  • Schools: Renton School District (Hazelwood Elementary, McKnight Middle School, Oliver M. Hazen High School)

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Wembley Park 

  • Builder: D.R. Horton
  • Single-family, three-story homes
  • 4 to 6 bedrooms
  • 2,572 to 3,461 square feet
  • Starting at $520,000
  • Schools: Kent School District (Ridgewood Elementary School, Northwood Middle School, Kentridge High School)

Located in the Fairwood area of Renton, Wembley Park features 122 homesites. Close to Highway 169 and nearby shopping and dining, Wembley Park is located near Maple Valley, Lake Youngs, Lake Desire, and many outdoor local and regional parks.

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Hedgewood and Hedgewood East

  • Builder: Quadrant Homes
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 baths
  • 2,500 to 4,000 square feet
  • Starting at $954,900
  • Schools: Lake Washington School District (Einstein Elementary, Redmond Junior High, Redmond High School)

Located in North Redmond’s English Hill, Hedgewood and Hedgewood East have several exclusive homesites, open space, and a community park. Close to employers including Microsoft and Nintendo, and near the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery, Hedgewood is convenient yet private.

20150417_tb_pc_108_sSequoia Glen Master Community

  • Builder: Toll Brothers
  • Two-story, single-family homes, and luxury townhomes in the Education Hill neighborhood
  • Starting in low $600,000s
  • Schools: Lake Washington School District (Norman Rockwell Elementary, Redmond Junior High, Redmond High School)

Set among majestic sequoia trees native to the Pacific Northwest, this master community features three collections of homes: The Towns Collection (townhomes), The Signature Collection (single-family homes), and The Executive Collection (single-family homes). Residents will love 1.3 acres of open space and a large community park with a playground.

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Sammamish

Symphony Ridge

  • Builder: Benchmark
  • Single-family homes
  • 3 to 5 bedrooms
  • 2,812 to 3,701 square feet
  • Upper $800,000s
  • Schools: Issaquah School District (Sunny Hills Elementary, Pacific Cascade Middle School, Issaquah High School)

Symphony Ridge is a community of 30 modern Craftsman homes, including a mixture of home styles with nine different floor plans. Just off Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, the community will feature open space, a park, and a conservation area, and is near Lake Sammamish State Park, Sammamish Family YMCA, and Klahanie North Pool.

15074-176Woodhaven

  • Builder: Toll Brothers
  • Two-story, single-family homes
  • Up to 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 2-car garages
  • $805,995
  • Schools: Lake Washington School District (Rachel Carson Elementary School, Inglewood Middle School, Eastlake High School)

Woodhaven offers its residents two community parks with a kids’ play area, picnic tables, and grassy play lawns. There are also over 15 acres of protected open space, and Woodhaven’s location makes it a quick commute to Microsoft, Costco, and downtown Redmond and Bellevue.

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