I'd love to help you! West Seattle is part of the city, but it feels like a true island. It's a short 15-20 minute commute to downtown where you will be working. There are also three excellent school districts in the area. If you want to be further away, have you considered Bainbridge Island? It's just a 20 minute ferry ride from downtown. Gorgeous location. You'll find the space you crave and excellent schools!
Robin Sheridan, Windermere, 206-240-5826
I would recommend the Issaquah/Sammamish area. We boast some of the best test scores in the state. Lakes, mountains, hiking, skiing, social activities and Seattle are all within 30 minutes of your doorstep. At your price point you could live right on a pristine lake. Pine lake boasts several gorgeous homes, amazing views, bald eagles, fishing, swimming, and is right across the street from an acclaimed elementary school, and walking distance from groceries, salons, gas, etc. Golf courses are in abundance. A strong sense of community abounds. Sports and academics are huge here, and there is a huge focus on family. If I can be of help in any way, please let me know. If you'd like to preview some properties online, to get a feel for the community, please let me know. I can get info on anything you have interest in, and put together a packet covering all we have to offer in our area. Life on the Issaquah/Sammamish plateau is good!
Park Place Realty NW
Your kids are about the same ages mine were when we relocated to the area from Hawaii's Big Island in 2004. My family and I live on the Eastside, on acreage, since we are animals lovers and also like our space. The first couple years we were here, my husband worked in downtown Seattle also (now he is in Redmond) .I can appreciate wanting to live in a more rural area and also be in an exceptional school district. Lake Washington and Northshore are two districts worth considering and are the schools with homes you are describing based on lifestyle, commute times, and price point. I am with Coldwell Banker Bain, out of the Kirkland office, and would love to be of service.
All the best,
Christine Viernes - Realtor/Broker
My name is Antoinette Contreras and I'm a broker with Coldwell Banker Bain and work in our Seattle Capitol Hill Office.
I would love talking to you. Please call or email me directly and we can further discuss your move here.
Have wonderful day,
Coldwell Banker Bain