In partnership with Esri, Puget Sound Business Journal ranked the wealthiest zip codes in Washington state, and found that Sammamish is now third, behind only Medina and Mercer Island at first and second, respectively. The report, which evaluated factors such as average net worth, median home prices and income, reveals that “the average net worth for Sammamish residents in 98074 increased by $60,000, reaching $1.67 million in 2016 from $1.61 million the year before.”
Sammamish has been recognized nationally for its idyllic spirit of place, as Time Magazine named it the 14th best place to live in the U.S. just last year. Though they note that Sammamish “still lacks a proper ‘Main Street,’” Time says “it ranks high because of its superb schools, proximity to major employers and gobs of green space. To be sure, Sammamish provides its residents with easy access to the growing Eastside tech corridor and families flock to the schools situated within the top-rated Lake Washington and Issaquah School Districts.
Regarded for its strong sense of community and vibrant arts scene, Sammamish holds local events at the Commons, a destination that brings people together and is located within walking distance of the “library, city hall, and a brand new, 60,000 square foot aquatic and community center that hosts youth camps, community events, and fitness classes for people of all ages.”
To celebrate Sammamish, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty shares three stunning properties situated in this one-of-a-kind destination that await their next resident:
Bauhaus Above the Lake
Offered at $1,485,000
The heart of an architect, the soul of an artist, the life of a home; this is Bauhaus Above the Lake. Custom designed to take in the exquisite views and nestled on a mostly level shy half acre, this 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a two story living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, curated oak design, exposed concrete floors, custom stained glass and a myriad of wonderfully elegant details. The chef’s kitchen offers multiple ovens, a raised copper tin ceiling with exposed beams, and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs, each bedroom connects to a deck to take in the views, while the master suite comes with a private dock that overlooks the water. 60 feet of no-bank semi-private beachfront and a shared boat dock complete this stellar offering.
Connected Sammamish Country Living
Offered at $1,400,000
Connected country living at its finest. Flexible living space on over an acre of property, this is the ultimate home for those seeking plenty of room for entertainment and play, in a gorgeous country setting with easy access to urban amenities. The main level offers indoor and outdoor spaces for recreation and enjoyment with a spacious deck, while a lower level functions as an autonomous suite. Four upstairs bedrooms make this the perfect home.
Veteran Sammamish brokers Christine Kipp and Jay Kpip have witnessed the rise of Sammamish firsthand. Christine recalls the first time Sammamish made CNN Money’s list of “Best Places to Live” in 2013 and again in 2016. “The unique qualities that make up Sammamish are enviable to many other cities, even locally. For all its small town charm, we certainly compete on a global scale.”
“Most of our clientele are seeking a particular lifestyle property, whether its view, waterfront or acreage, Sammamish has all three,” Jay added.
Offered at $275,000
Build your home or develop on this 10,000+ square foot build-able Sammamish view lot perched in a desirable residential neighborhood. Easy access to the technology core, great shopping and dining, Marymoor park, biking trails and hiking opportunities. Desirable Lake Washington schools with an easy pivot to the 520 Bridge and I-90 corridor. New construction surrounds as the neighborhood is being re-envisioned and positioned for the future.