This article first appeared in Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s 2023 Forecast Report. To get your digital or print copy of this comprehensive look at the Pacific Northwest’s ever-changing residential real estate landscape click here.
As it is, Sammamish continues to be a sought-after Eastside community. Spacious residences and luxurious builds are located near top schools (within the Issaquah and Lake Washington school districts), with easy access to the Bellevue business core, as well as the Mircosoft campus in Redmond. The city, which is noted as Washington’s richest city with a population over 5,000, is also home to abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, with nine parks and three golf courses, including the 27-hole Sahalee Country Club, and lakefront recreation on Lake Sammamish.
If Sammamish is making plans only to improve in its future, perhaps the best time to invest in this Eastside lifestyle is now.
You can always change and update your home’s wall color, fixtures and appliances, and in many cases, you can adjust the layout and the floor plan of your home. But when you purchase a home, you are choosing a city, town, neighborhood—and these aren’t as easy to update with a paint sample and a brush.
Where you live matters. In 2023, we’re focusing on five different communities across the Puget Sound that offer specific opportunities for new residents. For some, it’s a rare influx of housing availability, for others it’s about yet-untapped city growth or the anticipation of equity gains in a transitioning city center, and for some the focus is on the unique opportunities that offer a lifestyle unlike any other across the region.
The real market that matters is the one that you live in, move to, work in, or retreat to when you’re ready for an escape.
We invite you to explore these communities and imagine your day-to-day in a different locale. As you think about your next destination, whatever your home goals may be, discuss with your Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty real estate advisor what you want out of your next neighborhood—our local expertise could help you find a hidden gem in an unexpected location.