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Ballard
Your Go-To Guide for the BEST Beaches in Seattle

No matter where you live in Seattle, you’re probably not more than ~10 minutes to a scenic beach. And for Seattleites, the beach could be on the Puget Sound, or it could be on Lake Washington. Both bodies of water show off spectacular views and opportunities for swimming, water sports, shore exploration, and more. Don’t…

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Downtown
What Are the Best Seattle Neighborhoods for a Water View? 

When many people think of living in Seattle, they immediately start dreaming about our stunning water views, the majestic mountains that line our horizon, and all of our lush, iconic greenery! So of course, many people who are moving here want to buy a home that has a spectacular water view.  In this post, we’re…

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West Seattle
How to Spend a Day in West Seattle’s Alaska Junction

The Alaska Junction—also simply known as “The Junction”—is in the very heart of West Seattle, and this historic hub of activity is a destination for Seattleites all over the city! At the center of the Alaska Junction you’ll find SW Alaska St and California Ave SW, and from here, The Junction extends from SW Andover…

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Ballard
8 of the Best Happy Hours in Ballard (Updated Summer 2022)

Off of work a bit early, or looking for a late night bite in Ballard? We did some digging and found the *best* happy hours in Ballard—keep scrolling to discover drink deals and eats that give you more bang for your buck! *** Updated July 2022 *** Skål Beer Hall Happy Hour   View this…

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Denny Triangle
Where’s the Best Neighborhood in Seattle’s Urban Core to Buy a Condo Post-COVID?

If you want to buy a condo in Seattle’s urban core, where should you be looking?  When we’re helping our clients choose the perfect location for condo living in Seattle’s urban core, we always think about convenience. Before we share our favorite neighborhood in Seattle’s urban core to buy a condo in, we need to…

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Sammamish
5 Outdoor Adventures In & Around Sammamish

Grab your sunglasses, pack a picnic, and set your phone on “do not disturb”—outdoor adventure is just minutes away in Sammamish! One of the top things that people love about living in Seattle is how close we are to a ton of outdoor adventure—mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests are all right at our fingertips. When you…

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Ravenna
Seattle Staycation in Ravenna & Roosevelt (Our 4 Fave Things To Do!) 

We all love to get out of town for vacay. But what about when you need a change of pace but only have the weekend? We are big fans of “staycations.” Maybe to you this means actually booking a hotel or getting an Airbnb here in the city, or maybe you view it more as…

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Westlake
The Wonder of Westlake! Top 4 Perks of Calling This Seattle Neighborhood Home 

Quick access to all of the fun that Lake Union offers, easy-peasy commutes, a central location smack dab in the middle of the city… these are just a few of the reasons why people love living in Seattle’s Westlake neighborhood! If you’re considering a move and you’re looking for the best Seattle neighborhood to suit your…

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Capitol Hill
From Seattle’s Tiniest Park to Its Tallest Staircase: Our Fave Secret Squirrel Spots in North Capitol Hill 

Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood is absolutely brimming with tucked away, scenic outdoor spots that are a delight to visit… that is, once you know where they are! We’re sharing a few of our fave “Secret Squirrel Spots” in North Capitol Hill that you can explore next time you’re in the area, from Seattle’s tiniest…

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Queen Anne
7 Fascinating Facts About the Space Needle 

This year, the Space Needle is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Happy 60th birthday to the Space Needle!  To celebrate this icon’s birthday, we thought it would be fun to share some fascinating facts about the Space Needle. If you’re a local or have ever visited the Space Needle, you probably already know that the Space…

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Renton
Here’s Why You Should Consider Buying a Home in Renton

Where should you live if you’re feeling priced out of the home market in Seattle or Bellevue? We recommend buying a home in Renton!  We’ve been writing about Renton for a long time now; it has been a great alternative to buying in Seattle and Bellevue for many years. This only becomes more and more…

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Bellevue
Top 6 Neighborhoods to Live in For Easy Access to BOTH Seattle + Bellevue

We see this all the time in real estate: A couple is buying a home, and one person works in Bellevue and the other person works in Seattle. One person will end up needing to cross a bridge for their commute, meaning we need to find a home in a neighborhood that offers easy access…

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