North Seattle is a designation given to the portion of Seattle which lies north of the Lake Washington Ship Channel. Communities in North Seattle include: Wedgewood, View Ridge, Sand Point, Roosevelt, Ravenna, Bryant, Windermere, Hawthorne Hills, Laurelhurst, University District, Wallingford, Green Lake, Fremont, Phinney Ridge, and Ballard. One of the central features of North Seattle is North Seattle College (NCS or widely known as just North Seattle), is a two-year public college. NCS is one of the three colleges that make up the Seattle College District and it's considered to be one of the best colleges out of the 32 member colleges that make up the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system. Curriculum at NCS focuses on science, engineering, and technology programs. NCS was founded 1970 and offers training in more than 40 career fields. The campus of NCS occupies 62 acres including 11 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands. Interstate 5 provides easy access to the campus as do several King County bus routes.
North Seattle is just a portion of the greater Seattle Metroplex located in King County, Washington. As of 2015, Seattle has an estimated population of 684,451 residents. Seattle is the largest city in the State of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest in general. Seattle has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years. Situated on the isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle is approximately 100 miles south of the Canada-United States border. Seattle is the fourth largest port in North America and a major gateway for trade with Asia. Seattle was first a logging community, but by the late 19th century the city had become a major shipbuilding center. After World War II, Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company established a manufacturing center in Seattle. In the 1980s, Seattle developed as a technology center with companies like Microsoft locating to the area. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994. The city's population increased by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000 due to the stream of new software, biotechnology, and internet companies establishing home bases in the Seattle area.
Condominiums, townhomes, single-family homes and lots upon which to build a custom home are all options currently available in the Seattle real estate market. Listing prices for Seattle condos start around $99,975 for a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom unit and prices go up to $9,388,000 for a luxury 4 bedroom/ 4 bathroom condo with around 4,542 square feet located in downtown Seattle in the highly sought-after Market Place Tower with spectacular, unobstructed penthouse views. The price for a single-family homes starts at approximately $56,500 for a 1 bedroom/1 bathroom home with around 550 square feet and prices soar upward to $15,000,000 for a luxury mansion with 5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms, and a 3 car garage, set on 3/4 of an acre, with approximately 11,000 square feet. Lots start at around $18,000 and go up to about $18,000,00 for almost an acre with more than 100 feet of shoreline on beautiful Puget Sound, and featuring gorgeous views of the Olympic mountains and Vashon Ferry. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment to see any of our exceptional properties in the area of North Seattle or any surrounding community.