Neighborhood Spotlight – Lake Forest Park

Geography:

Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park is just north of Seattle, to the east of Shoreline and Kenmore, and to the south of Mountlake Terrace and Brier.  It is the northernmost town still in King County, and a small town consisting of just 3.65 square miles.  It boarders on Lake Washington and is a primarily residential neighborhood, with only 4% of the city’s land zoned as commercial.

Demographics:

Median Age: 45
Median Income : $74,149
Average price of sold home in 2015: $476,285
Average Commute time: 29 minutes

History:

Lake Forest Park was founded by in 1912 by Ole Hanson and was, at the time, the end of improved roads heading north and one of the first designed communities.  Configured to be a residential oasis, the lots are large and a lot of consideration was given to keeping the natural beauty of the area intact.  Known it’s early years by residents as “The Park”, the neighborhood saw explosive growth in the 1950’s, and most of the homes in the neighborhood are still from that era.  This is one of the few Seattle suburbs that hasn’t fallen pry to zero lot-lines and townhouses.

Recently Sold:

rambler

This 4 bedroom, 2 bath rambler sold for $430,000 on 8/7/2015.  It had just undergone a complete interior remodel (the kitchen is stunning!) and sold for 100% of list price in just 3 days.

 

 

mid century

This mid-century modern home sold on 8/19/2015 for $519,000.  The home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and the most beautiful hardwood floors I have ever seen.  It sold in 4 days for 100% of list price.

 

The Inside Scoop:

The Town Center at Lake Forest Park is the commercial hub of this little town, with restaurants, shopping and a movie theater.  Lake Forest Park has great access to the Burke Gilman trail, and is famous for the local bookstore, Third Place Books.

This sleepy residential neighborhood is so small and quiet that it doesn’t even have a neighborhood blog.   Take a few minutes touring the quiet, residential streets and you will see the charm that Lake Forest Park has to offer.

 

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