It’s always great to represent a seller in an area where I’m most familiar. Even though things have changed quite a bit in Issaquah, I’ve been lucky enough to grow up here, and come back to live here once I started my family, so I know what has changed and what hasn’t.
It’s still a small city located at the foothills of the Cascades, just a short distance from Bellevue and even Seattle. You can get here in 15 minutes from the stadiums when there’s little traffic. And it’s a great place to live for outdoor lovers such as myself, with Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, more hiking trails than I can count (one of those State Parks borders this property), and 3 ski areas within an hour and a half.
If you’re into these types of things, you’ll love this latest listing. It’s located on Squak Mountain in the High Valley community.
Located on over 2 acres, with a home that’s over 3,000 square feet, it feels like it’s built into the hillside. During our open house last weekend, everyone commented on how unique the home is, that they’ve never seen anything like it. And that’s a rare thing to hear these days, as lots are bought, subdivided, and communities are built rapidly trying to appeal to as many buyers as possible.
In my years of real estate, I’ve never been to an open house where every group spent at least 20 minutes. And every person had a different vision. Some talked about moving away from the city now that their kids are out of the house. Some talked about eventually having kids and how they would love the yard and space. Others loved the potential for entertaining, as the kitchen was large and open, not to mention the wrap around deck on the second level. And one of my favorites features is that the office / spare bedroom upstairs is laid out a lot like my office at work.
So if you’d like to be close to things, but away from everything, this community would be a good one to consider. The school districts are great, and the neighbors I’ve met say it’s a great commute if you’re heading south (towards Renton, Kent, South Seattle), and not too bad if you’re heading to Bellevue and downtown Seattle. You’ll be getting a one of a kind home.
High Valley, Issaquah | 12234 210th Pl SE | $997,000 | 4 bedrooms | 2.75 bathrooms | 3,030 square feet | MLS 1488626 | 2.06 acres