As to the fireworks, good luck with that. I live in Kenmore, which has a ban & with dogs and a son with Aspergers, fireworks days are a nightmare.
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As to the fireworks I agree with the comment of others that even where fireworks are banned you'll still hear them. I think Renton might enforce that ban a bit more, but note that a lot of places with Renton addresses are really unincorporated King County, and those areas do not have any ban at all. I don't think Seattle does much if anything to enforce their ban, at least off of school properties.
I think that the ideal location for you will not be a specific town or neighborhood, but one of dozens that could exist. The eastside has some areas that have banned fireworks, but I'll warn you they still go off. Larger lots are in older areas of Issaquah, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Redmond & Woodinville. Finding a sunny spot will be part of the project. Any of these towns will be quick to Bellevue.
The demographics of any given neighborhood may be subject to change, so the best you can hope for is a period of what you are looking for. Outside of specific retirement communities, most neighborhoods will have a mix of ages.
Mercer Island would be my first choice. Four generations of my family have called Mercer Island home. It's the quintessential northwest experience. The population of the island is 22,000 and it feels like a small town, yet you're just a few minutes from Seattle restaurants and theaters, and an equally short distance from upscale shopping opportunities in Bellevue. Taxes are (surprisingly) lower on Mercer Island than Seattle, yet 'poverty rock' is one of the wealthiest zip codes in Washington State.(It's not uncommon to find a 1/4 to 1/2 acre lot on Mercer Island.)
Kirkland is another option, but I think of luxury condos and cafes and not big yards. Kirkland is nice to visit and shop,
Madison Park is similar to Kirkland in many respects, and you'll bump into more celebrities in Madison Park than anywhere else. Large lots? Not so much. Townhouses, updated bungalows, and urban character, --gobs of it in Madison Park.
If I discern your desire for for easy access ---and the benefits of an urban lifestyle-- but in a quiet community with larger-than-average lots, then I keep coming back to Mercer Island.
Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm happy to assist.
Kirkland and Mercer Island offer excellent commutes and I would describe them as older and established (although Kirkland is also family friendly naturally because it is waterfront town. It' on the same side of the lake as Bellevue. No tolls! Yeah!)
Seattle is going to be eclectic and of course more urban. Depending on your price range there may be less of a chance to have a yard in Seattle proper.
None of these areas have a ban on fireworks that I know of but it's not like they are abused. There are no major issues that I am aware of. I think almost everywhere has fireworks on the 4th!
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Madison Park & Capital Hill in Seattle. Or Medina and Kirkland nearer to Bellevue. Your choices will be price driven. One determining factor will be how often you need to go to Bellevue. There are 2 ways to get across the Lake from Seattle, and one is a toll bridge.
Fireworks may be the tricky part here: There are a lot of Native American reservations surrounding the greater metro area. Almost all sell fireworks of the legal and illegal kind since they are almost beyond Government regulation. Getting away from minor episodes will be tough, but there are outlying neighborhoods that (try to) ban explosives..
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