Neighborhood Spotlight – Broadview

Geography:

Broadview

Broadview is a neighborhood tucked in the far NW corner of Seattle, Shoreline city limits on the north, Puget Sound on the west, Carkeek Park on the south and Greenwood Ave on the east.   Most of this neighborhood has great views of the Puget Sound and areas surrounding.   And that is how it the name “Broadview” came to be.

Demographics:

Median Age: 42
Median Income : $51,176
Average price of sold home in 2015: $670,851
Average Commute time: 27 minutes

History:

This neighborhood was heavily forested for a long time, making it one of Seattle’s newest neighborhoods, annexing into the City of Seattle in 1954.  The homes in this area were mostly built between 1940 – 1980.   Considered one of our remaining sleepy neighborhoods, home values here 11% higher than the city average.

Recently Sold:

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This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath rambler sold for $550,400 on 7/31/2015.  It was advertised as a “cosmetic fixer” and sold for 115% of list price in just 7 days.

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And just a bit down the road, this massive 3,000 square foot home sold for $868,800.  With 3 bedrooms and 2.75 baths this 1985 home has some of the best views in the neighborhood:

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The Inside Scoop:

Broadview is almost 100% residential.  Very few shops or restaurants are in Broadview proper, but here are lots of great options in nearby Greenwood.  Carkeek Park is one of the largest in-city parks and offers tons of trails and dog parks.   Most of the homes are still on large lots and the area is most famous for mid-century modern homes.  I suspect that in 15-20 years, many of these older homes will become pods of townhouses as Ballard and Greenwood become more saturated and less affordable.

Walkscore of 25
Transit score of 38
Neighborhood blog: Broadview Blog

Visit The Wishing Tree in Carkeek Park

The Annual Bite of Broadview is September 25th – 27th this year

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