When it comes to where you live, for many, the community that surrounds the walls of your home is just as important as where you lay your head at night. No matter what stage of life or lifestyle type you want to live, knowing that you’re in a neighborhood that you love along with wonderful neighbors can be a welcome relief.
We’re spotlighting two neighborhoods in Seattle this month and featuring two Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty exclusive listings to give those on their real estate journey an idea of what these communities are like.
For those who call the Seattle enclave Leschi home, they’ll find themselves along and near the shores of Lake Washington and views of the Bellevue skyline, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascades. They also find themselves in a neighborhood with a “Very Walkable” rating from Walk Score®. It’s a community where neighbors are likely to run into each other grabbing coffee or picking up groceries on Lakeside Avenue, or neighbors host parties to watch the Blue Angels fly overhead during Seafair.
According to RSIR broker Mary Nelson, the neighborhood is a lovely place to soak in your surroundings. “Just southeast of downtown Seattle on the flank of Capitol Hill, the lakeside community of Leschi enjoys the morning’s first rays of the sun rising over the Cascade Mountains due east. The views and ambiance of Lake Washington draw outdoors-oriented residents to this tree-lined neighborhood and the waterfront. Leschi has a beautiful Marina and provides easy access to a collection of shops, moorage, parks, bike trails, downtown Seattle and the Eastside.”
Mary Nelson and Kathy Madsen currently represent one of Leschi’s finest homes, a perfect spot to drink in those early morning rays, and step out your front door to grab some take out from one of the many favorite restaurants on Lakeside Avenue.
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Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue
When it comes to in-city living, Downtown Seattle can be such a busy place that it might start to feel like everyone is your neighbor. The streets are bustling, your favorite coffee shop or spot to grab a bite to eat is always busy. But where you plant your roots in downtown can make a difference.
For Citrone Partners, who represent multiple listings at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, the homes are just as important as the residents who have come together.
“What we have created at Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue are not just the sweeping views of Puget Sound and the mountains, and not just large gracious homes for entertaining friends and family,” says RSIR broker Sandy Justen, “no, it is the spirit and sense of community that we have created that sets Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue apart.”
“Since the very beginning,” adds RSIR broker Julie Biniasz, “our homeowners have come together to enjoy dining, travel, cycling, daily walks, the theatre, and the arts and gathering on the rooftops for a cook-out or a glass of wine to celebrate life.”