Issaquah has come a long way since its days as the town of Gilman, when it mainly served the local mining industry. Today, Issaquah is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and anyone who prefers living in a verdant and peaceful setting.
Incorporated as a city in 1892, this growing suburb is encircled by nature. To the north is Lake Sammamish. And in the south, east, and west, are a handful of expansive parks. Residents are minutes away from the nearest green space or outdoor attraction. There’s also convenient access to trendy dining spots, cultural attractions, and other modern amenities throughout the city. What’s more, neighboring cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and Redmond are just about 20 minutes away.
What you’ll love
- The suburban vibe. If you’re searching for a place with some distance from busy city centers, all while being in close proximity to parks and nature preserves, you’ll feel right at home in Issaquah.
- Serene and secluded neighborhoods. There’s a handful of exclusive neighborhoods that are situated in the foothills of nearby Cougar and Squak Mountains. Those who value privacy and the best views overlooking the city should consider exploring their real estate options in these areas.
- Cultural attractions. There is a slew of theaters and museums to discover in Issaquah. Trace the city’s history in the Gilman Town Hall Museum. Learn more about the earliest train cars that transported goods and people to and from the city in the Issaquah Depot Museum. Support a locally-produced musical, re-watch some film classics or more recent releases at the Village Theatre and Big Picture.
- Abundance of parks and green spaces. There are four big parks flanking Issaquah, with a total combined area of over 18,000 acres: Sammamish State Park, Tiger Mountain State Forest, Squak Mountain State Park, and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
- The local dining scene. Take a stroll along Issaquah’s vibrant Front Street, where you’ll find an assortment of restaurants that’ll delight your taste buds. Check out Khao San Thai Cuisine, Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, Jak’s Grill, and Levitate Gastropub.
- Issaquah Community Center. This well-equipped fitness center is a favorite among active residents. You can play basketball, volleyball, run an indoor track, and get some reps or lift weights at the gym. In addition, the community center regularly hosts youth sporting events.
Real estate snapshot
Home prices in Issaquah typically range from as low as $600,000 (modest condo and townhome) to well over $4 million (some of the most sought-after homes in exclusive neighborhoods). Although homes throughout the city are generally quite spacious, those who want as much space as possible can find a few multi-acre properties in the market.
Ready to find your dream suburban home in Issaquah? Consider working with veteran Realtor Craig Nosler. Feel free to reach out by phone at 425.765.5588 to get started.References:
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