Seattle’s Best Seafood Restaurants

Seattle’s Best Seafood Restaurants

Being near the ocean and along the Puget Sound, Seattle has a unique array of seafood eats – regardless of if you’re looking for casual or ultra-formal.

AQUA by El Gaucho is a located off Pier 70 along Seattle’s waterfront, where you’ll enjoy amazing views of the Puget Sound and be within a stone’s throw of Seattle’s Sculpture Park. Much of El Gaucho’s options are known for their swankiness and spirited atmosphere and you’ll enjoy much of that here.

Voted as “America’s #1 Oyster House” and in the “Top Ten Seafood Houses in the U.S.”, you’ll find Elliott’s Oyster House off Pier 56, along Seattle’s waterfront. Offering stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, you’ll enjoy unique creations and traditional seafood favorites.

Near the edge of Wallingford and Fremont, you’ll find Manolin of Seattle, where their oysters are garnishes with other beautiful and enticing plates. If you’re looking for interesting pairings and complex flavors, this place if for you!

Nearby, is the RockCreek Seafood & Spirits, a full-service restaurant and bar in Fremont. They’re only open for dinner, with extended hours for weekend brunch, you’ll enjoy globally sourced seafood, with several offerings of local, Northwest familiars, like crab, oysters, and mussels. They use only the freshest ingredients to emphasize their unique twist on seafood!

Ray’s Boathouse is another epic seafood eatery, this time in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in Shillshole. Along the water’s edge, Ray’s offers endless creativity with mouth-watering foodie delights – and their café for weekend brunch is also pretty tasty!

Located in “Old Ballard”, the Walrus and the Carpenter offers an upscale spin on a classic fishing pub, where you’ll find unique dishes and honed palettes. Many of their purveyors are Washington or Oregon locals, but you’ll also find Alaskan and Californian sources – there’s even one from New York!. You’ll also enjoy the poem on their website!

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The last local favorite is the Pike Place Chowder House. Here, you’ll find “America’s #1 Chowder.” With award-winning chowder, a group of chowder-lovers made their stamp in Pike Place, and then took on the entire country, garnering attention from Yelpers, the Stranger, Forbes, the LA Times, and more!

And there you have it… Our top list of Seattle seafooderies with award-winning stamps of approval. Do you have a favorite we forgot to mention? Leave your favorites in the comments below! Likewise, if you’d like to see a similar list for King County’s Eastside area!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Have You Tried Any of These 20+ Lake Washington Activities

Have You Tried Any of These 20+ Lake Washington Activities

Lake Washington surrounds Mercer Island and sits as Washington’s second-largest lake. From Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park at the most southern tip in Renton to Saint Edward State Park along the northern peak in Kenmore, Lake Washington offers tons of recreational activities for the family to enjoy.

Several large-scale parks can be found along Lake Washington’s shores, including Renton’s Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park, Newcastle’s Newcastle Beach Park, Seattle’s Seward Park, Washington Park Arboretum, and Magnunson Park, Kirkland’s Juanita Beach and Juanita Bay Parks, and Kenmore’s Saint Edward State Park. Countless smaller parks can be found along the shores, too, including Matthews Beach Park and Stan Sayres Memorial Park.

If you’re looking for something to do, try any of these fun Lake Washington activities (and don’t forget your camera!)

  1. Walk, bike, or run along I-90 trail that runs parallel between Bellevue and Seattle
  2. Play with your dog at Luther Burbank Park’s Off-Leash Dog Area
  3. Join the fun in the Grotto at Saint Edward Memorial Park
  4. Take a leisurely stroll around the Seward Park’s paved perimeter trail
  5. Grab some grub and have a picnic at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
  6. Swim in the sun at the Newcastle Beach Park
  7. Hike through the hills of the Bailey Peninsula at Seward Park
  8. Take a class lakeside at the Seward Park Clay Studio
  9. Walk along the Foster Point Trail in and around the Washington Park Arboretum
  10. Take a dip in the Magnunson Park Wading Pond
  11. Golf along the northern shores at the Inglewood Golf Club
  12. Take a boat out on the lake
  13. Bury your feet in the sand at the Juanita Beach Park
  14. …and don’t forget to try paddle surfing while you’re there!
  15. Bike around the like via the Lake Washington Trail
  16. See all the upgrades to Bear Sheva Park as they happen (est. completion Fall 2018)
  17. Volunteer at one of several city and state parks to help cultivate local wonder and nurture our local communities
  18. Enjoy a small or large family gathering on the grass meadows
  19. Watch one of several Summery water events, including the Blue Angels and Hydroplane races
  20. Row or sail into the lake from one of many Rowing & Sailing Rental Centers

But if you’re looking for some great places to launch your boat in this summer sunshine (well, our eventual-summer sunshine), then you might want to try any of these:

Did we miss some of your favorite activities? Let us know about them in the comments below!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

A NORTHWEST SANCTUARY
$1,475,000 • 6185 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island • MLS# 1316327
4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 3,040 SQFT • 10,687 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com

PRIVATE UPLAKE OASIS
$635,000 • 5524 NE 187th Street, Kenmore • MLS# 1312995
5 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,900 SQFT • 12,875 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Donna Cowles.
DonnaCowles@Windermere.com • 206.947.1737 • DonnaCowles.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Things To Do In & Around Seattle, Washington

Things To Do In & Around Seattle, Washington

Last week we talked difference neighborhoods in Seattle. This week, we’re going to tackle some of the best things to do when you’re new or visiting the Seattle area.

Because the location region is massive and ripe with activities, there are boundless options to choose from. The Greater Seattle Area offers an array of outdoorsy and indoors experiences, which can range from shopping to mountain biking, to rock climbing, equestrian excursions, vast musical preferences, and so much more.

Because of our natural, and seemingly ever-changing weather, Seattle offers many of these options in indoor and outdoor options.

Summer fun is right around the corner – and, for many, it’s already here! Which means Farmers Markets galore! We’ve already done two blog posts, one on Eastside Farmers Markets and one on South End Farmers Markets, so we won’t spend to much time on this, but basically, they’re everywhere and pretty well spread out throughout the week.

Farmers Markets are great opportunities for consumers to buy local and make face-to-face conversation with farmers and representatives from around the region – and there are a lot more to choose from than on this list. Chances are, your community or a neighboring community will have one! And if those days don’t jive with your days-off, you can always visit the Pike Place Market any day, because they’re open 24/7!

Another thing the Pacific Northwest is known for is mountainous terrain, pristine mountain lakes, and easy-to-advanced trails. We find most of our information at the Washington Trails Association, or WTA.org, which offers tons of information, including their motto and vision for connecting Washington trails, detailed information about each trail in their system, and other actionable resources!

If you’re looking to explore the region, check out these related reading articles:

Did you know that Washington currently has 92 communities that take part in the ArborDay.org’s Tree City USA proclamation? Including Seattle-area cities such as, Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodinville, and Yarrow Point – and that’s just a small sample!

Washington as a whole, but the region especially has emphasized parks and open spaces as a huge part of city planning – and it totally shows. As a byproduct, we have some of the best parks and recreations spaces around.

With so many, it might be hard to choose – here are some favorites we’ve already talked about:

Okay, but what about a few indoors activities for those chilly days? Don’t fret, Seattle also has those! If you’re looking for kid-centric ideas, you should check out our two related readings below – because they give awesome options for parents looking to keep active even during rainy or cloudy days.

If you’re looking for something more well-rounded, you can try any of these awesome ideas:

That rounds out our list of things to do in Seattle, whether you’re a visitor or native to the area. If you have any other ideas, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

MODERN LUXURY ON MERCER ISLAND
$2,850,000 • 6314 SE 28th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1313785
6 Bedrooms • 5 Bathrooms • 4,353 SQFT • 10,470 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com • 206.992.6151 • SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com • 206.992.5272 • SirianniGroup.com

SOUTH END SERENITY
$1,498,000 • 8420 SE 62nd Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1304766
4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,394 SQF • 11,039 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Anni Zilz.
AnniZilz@Windermere.com • 206.390.5723 • AnniZilz.com

A DOWNTOWN LIFESTYLE
$542,500 • 3030 80th Ave SE #502, Mercer Island • MLS# 1312993
2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1,378 SQFT

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

A Quick Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

A Quick Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

The City of Seattle has been growing by leaps and bounds recently, with an estimated 250,000 population growth since 2010 – that’s 19.1%. Because of this recent population boom, we figured we’d go over some of our favorite parts of Seattle, what makes our region amazing, and in which neighborhood you might call home.

Built as an accumulation of communities, each neighborhood in Seattle offers its own brand of home. Here at LiveOnGuides.com, we’ve built out each area of neighborhood to help you decide where might best suit your personal preferences. But first, if you’re wanting to stay in-the-know with the most updated real estate market analytics, be sure to subscribe to our sister site, TheMarketTalks.com.

Without further ado, let’s dive into Seattle neighborhoods!

North Seattle is a broad term, which refers to neighborhoods in Seattle’s “northern” area, including Northgate, Maple Leaf, Meadowbrook, Pinehurst, Lake City, Victory Heights, Olympic Hills, Cedar Park, and Jackson Park. Lake City along State Route 522 and Northgate offer the bulk of the area’s dining and shopping choices.

Ballard is a quaint, family-friendly neighborhood with lots of walkability – and is easily recognized as one of Seattle’s most coveted and hippest neighborhoods. Lots of families and lots of rich history surrounds Ballard.

Always bustling Green Lake is a north central Seattle neighborhood surrounding the ever-popular Green Lake, which offers year-round activities, including a 2.8-mile perimeter for runners, bikers, etc., water activities, and other interpretive goings-on.

Another sleepy neighborhood with a vibrant “downtown” neighborhood culture is Fremont. Situated between Ballard and Wallingford and across the Ship Canal from Queen Anne, which little community has a lot to offer in boutique shopping and commuter options – and don’t for get to say hello to the local Troll!

Resting along 45th Street, just north of the Lake Union, Wallingford is a community that rests west of I-5, and slopes down towards the Lake Union waters. Most of the area’s commercial district rests along N 45th and contains an array of boutique shopping, local restaurants, and easy conveniences. Gas Works Park is Wallingford’s most notably park, which offers panoramic views into Lake Union and the city of Seattle, as well as offers insight into the neighborhood’s rich history.

Laurelhurst-Wedgewood encompasses a large area, which includes Ravenna, the University District, Hawthorne Hills, Windermere, and Sand Point – and all-together they create Northeast Seattle. Though mostly residential neighborhoods, each offers a little commercial hub which includes the basics, such as grocery, shopping, coffeehouses, and restaurants.

Home to Seattle’s largest park, which is 534-acre Discovery Park, Magnolia rests on a natural peninsula located just west of Queen Anne and across the Ballard Locks from Ballard. Just out of reach of Seattle’s hustle and bustle, Magnolia offers a unique, urban tranquility no-quite found in other neighborhoods.

Due east of Magnolia, Queen Anne offers both astounding and somewhat famous views of Seattle’s cityscape. Though Queen Anne contains many of the steepest streets of Seattle, it’s not the highest point in the city. Queen Anne Avenue North offers much of the commercial activity on the hill, as well as the neighborhood’s Farmer’s Market.

Seattle’s Broadmoor neighborhood would be Seattle’s boutique neighborhood, if we ever had one. Broadmoor is a private community nestled inside the Broadmoor Golf Club and is near other communities, such as Madison Park and Denny-Blaine.

Located east of Broadmoor, along the shores of Lake Washington, you’ll find Madison Park. Considered by many an urban retreat, you’ll see why when you visit as it’s tucked away between sparkling waters and the Washington Park Arboretum. Madison Park offers an upscale commercial district that both draws people to the community and is beloved by neighborhood patrons.

Set in Seattle’s Downtown, Belltown is Seattle’s most walkable neighborhood and offers easy commuter options and convenience public transportation options, plus you’re never too far from trendy restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping, music venues, and some of Seattle’s most beautiful high-rises!

Though mostly a commercial mega-house, Seattle’s Downtown neighborhood offers several luxury, high-rise condominiums and apartment developments built in the past couple decades – and living in Seattle’s heart, you’ll enjoy your pick of local food, shopping, lodging, and activities.

Definitely Seattle’s most diverse and unique neighborhood, Capitol Hill and the adjoining First Hill offer “old Seattle charm” in a thriving urban epicenter. Bookstores, bakeries, epic restaurants, music venues… everything can be found walking along Broadway Avenue and adjoining streets.

Located south of Madison Park, the Madrona-Leschi area also rests along the shores of Lake Washington and is home to many beach parks and Lake Washington view homes. Madrone offers a small commercial district along 34th Avenue between Pike Street and Spring Street, while Leschi offers a small commercial hub near the junction of Lake Washington Boulevard and Lakeside Avenue.

Perched on top of Beacon Hill, the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle offers sweeping views of Seattle and surrounding areas and easy access to I-5, I-90, and downtown Seattle. Currently, the area is seeing tons of revitalization and friendly communities.

South Seattle includes neighborhoods like Seward Park, Columbia City, and the Rainier Valley, among others, each with their own local ambiance and vibes. A local-favorite Farmer’s Market is run in its Columbia City neighborhood and offers easy access and parking with relatively low traffic.

Last on our list is Seattle’s West Seattle neighborhood, which is west of South Seattle across the Duwamish Waterway and includes neighborhoods such as North Admiral, Alki, South Park, Delridge, Fauntleroy, and White Center. Other notable commercial-centric areas include the California Junction and the Morgan Street Junction, both of which fall along the neighborhood’s premier street: California Avenue.

As one can see, Seattle has so many neighborhoods, that it’s easy to get lost in one and forget about the many others, but hopefully this guide can outline each and help you choose your favorite!

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new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

TIMELESS ELEGANCE
$1,775,000 • 4430 160th Ave SE, Bellevue • MLS# 1312132
6 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • 4,650 SQFT • 9,681 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Cherrie Lee.
Cherrie@Windermere.com • 206.353.8899 • CherrieLeeGroup.com

REMODELED WESTSIDE OASIS
$1,680,000 •v 4859 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1311769
4 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 3,180 SQFT • 15,061 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com • 206.992.6151 • SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com • 206.992.5272 • SirianniGroup.com

MID-CENTURY CHARMER
$530,000 • 3937 S Burns Street, Seattle • MLS# 1313878
2 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,420 SQF • 6,250 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Andrew Jackson.
AndrewJ@Windermere.com • 206.650.4939 • AndrewJacksonRealtEstate.com

SERENE BOULEVARD PARK
$450,000 • 11819 26th Avenue S, Seattle • MLS# 1313315
4 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,210 SQFT • 8,109 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Brian Rosso.
BRosso@Windermere.com • 206.356.9206 • BrianRosso.com

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED FACTORIA CONDO
$450,000 • 4200 Factoria Blvd. SE #B13, Bellevue • MLS# 1313309
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathrooms • 1,041 SQFT

For more information, please contact Brian Rosso.
BRosso@Windermere.com • 206.356.9206 • BrianRosso.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Looking to Stay Active this Summer? Here’s 7 State Parks for Each Day of the Week

Looking to Stay Active this Summer? Here’s 7 State Parks for Each Day of the Week

The Puget Sound Regions offers a ton of natural beauty – and a bunch of State Parks are within a short drive from home. Read through the end to see our long list of Seattle-Tacoma State Parks, but before we get into that, we’re going to share our 7 favorite state parks to visit this summer.

Bridle Trails State Park is a park we’ve previously done a somewhat small expose on. To read that and about more Kirkland adventures, click here. Otherwise, this 489-acre day-use park offers an array of activities and is extremely close to Seattle and the Eastside (it’s literally smack-dap between Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond, with easy access to I-405 and I-90).

Unlike some of the other parks on this list, Bridle Trails was designed for equestrians and offers 28-miles of horse trails surrounded by a “horse-friendly culture.” They sport four sports arenas and a “calendar full of horse shows and organize rides.” Because of this, please keep in mind that horses always have the right-of-way on trails.

It probably comes to no surprise that Lake Sammamish State Park is one of our favorite parks, in fact, we’ve already done an expose on the park. Click here or here to read the entire article. But our main highlight for this park is definitely the variety it offers. This 531-acre park offers 6,858 feet of waterfront, 1.5 miles of biking trails, 1.5 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, freshwater fishing, swimming, sports fields, wildlife viewing, and bird watching.

Especially since summer’s coming up – you’re probably interested in the water activities, which include boating, freshwater fishing, kayaking and paddleboard rentals, swimming, waterskiing, and personal watercraft use with launch areas.

Squak Mountain State Park sits between Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and Tiger Mountain State Forest – both of which are amazing places on their own. While all three mountains offer their own brand of challenging mountainscape to traverse, Squak Mountain is great for the “everyday” hiker, as the trek from base to summit isn’t especially long, only 13 miles, and the mountain offers a mix of both flat and steep portions of the trail. Plus, you can bring your horse and enjoy 6 miles of designated equestrian trail.

Breathtakingly beautiful, Olallie State Park offers scenic journeys through the Pacific Northwest mountainscape. Along the western slopes of the cascades, this park is only 45 minutes from Seattle and an easy, one-day adventure. Easy to moderate trails lead to the two main waterfalls, Twin Falls and Weeks Falls, but you’ll also find lesser known, smaller, and less crowded falls along the trail, too.

Though Olallie State Park only offers about 6 miles of hiking trail and 20 miles of mountain bike trails, long-distance mountaineers and cyclists can reach the Palouse to Cascades Trail from the Cedar Falls trailhead, making it an amazing option for families and trainees.

Olallie State Park sprawls across 2,329 acres, with excellent fishing options on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River, challenging cliffsides for rock climbing/bouldering, and wildlife viewing.

Abound with 541 acres of pure Pacific Northwest leisure, the Kanaskat-Palmer State Park sits on a low, forested plateau, with 2 miles of shoreline on the Green River. Perfect for daytrips for weekend getaways, they offer 3 miles of biking trails, 3 miles of hiking trails, freshwater fishing, swimming, white-water boating, and other exploratory activities.

Gorgeous water, gentle trails, and sprawling lawns offers the perfect place for individuals and families to enjoy and soak-up the summertime sunshine. With 25 tent spaces, 19 partial hookups, and 6 yurts, you can make an enjoyable afternoon into a weekend of fun and leisure!

Last, but mostly definitely not least, Lake Easton State Park offers the most varied activities list on this compilation. They offer the usual, such as, camping, hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, freshwater fishing, boating, swimming, personal watercrafting, sports courts, lawn activities, and wildlife viewing; but they also offer more localized activities, including cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and other snow-play recreational opportunities.

With 697 acres, including 24,000 feet of freshwater access on the shores of Lake Easton, this park has plenty of room to explore the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

That completes our list of top State Parks in the Seattle-Tacoma region, but don’t think this list is the be-all, end-all of Washington State Parks – not even by a longshot. We’ve included the long-list we previously promised you below, but be sure to check out their website to see the complete list of Washington State Parks.

Here’s the long-list we promised you:

What are your favorite state parks in the area? Let us know in the comments below what you’re favorite parks are – we’d love to hear about them!

Related Blog Posts & Further Reading:

 


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 


Safety Tips to Keep the Summer Rolling Smoothly!

Safety Tips to Keep the Summer Rolling Smoothly!

Summer is a splendid time. There’s open air, summer barbeques, and tons of sunshine; but with all that comes tons of opportunities for issues to arise. We’ve compiled our favorite tips for staying safe in the season ahead!

Fireworks Safety: The 4th of July is right around the corner but that isn’t the only summer holiday where fireworks are used – and even one holiday is enough to warrant a safety list!

  • Always follow the instructions on the packaging.
  • Make sure to stay at a safe distance away from active fireworks.
  • Keep a supply of water on hand with easy access to more if needed.
  • Don’t leave fireworks out in the sunshine. Store in a dark, cool place.

Grilling/Barbecue Safety:

  • Clean your grill before using for the season.
  • Perform standard maintenance before your first grill (no leaky hoses, etc.)
  • Never leave a barbeque unsupervised.
  • Never grill indoors and keep the grill in the open air.
  • Use long-handed tools to reduce the risk of burning.
  • Let coals cool completely before disposal.

Beach Safety:

  • Keep tabs on local weather conditions.
  • Use the buddy system.
  • Have life-jackets on hand – and use them.
  • Keep an eye out for lake, sea, and ocean life.
  • Don’t dive headfirst.
  • Review safe boating practices with your family.

Travel Safety:

  • Don’t post publicly on your social accounts (so that people who aren’t friends with you) can see you aren’t at home.
  • Tell your best friend or local family members where you’re going and when you’ll be back (especially if you’ll be out of cell reception).
  • Ask a neighbor, relative, or friend to check on your house and bring in your mail periodically.
  • Request a hold on all mail, newspaper, and magazine subscriptions.

Sun Safety:

  • Increase your water intake.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun
  • Utilize sunscreen when appropriate.

Pup Safety:

  • Make sure your pet collar & microchip is up-to-date.
  • Ensure fresh water is available throughout the day (consider multiple bowls – indoor/outdoor).
  • Take your pets for walks before festivals and celebrations to help calm them down.
  • Check your property perimeter and fencing to ensure no escaping and replace/repair as needed.
  • Consider leaving the television or radio on to drown out any fireworks or other loud noises.

It’s summer times, so let the good times roll – and then best way to keep them going is to keep safety high in our minds!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

EXCEPTIONAL 2014 AMERICAN CLASSIC HOME
$2,575,000 • 4212 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1303299
6 Bedrooms • 4.25 Bathrooms • 4,280 SQFT • 14,622 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com

STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION BY FRIEDMAN HOMES
$2,300,000 • 3441 77th Place SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1300718
5 Bedrooms • 4.5 Bathrooms • 3,200 SQF • 7,455 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

SERENE & PRIVATE ON MERCER ISLAND
$1,225,000 • 6100 94th Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1301747
5 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,920 SQFT • 16,480 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com

LAKE BALLINGER ESTATES
$335,000 • 23403 Lakeview Drive #I-202, Mountlake Terrace • MLS# 1301208
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1,029 SQFT

For more information, please contact Yvonne Willard.
Yvonne@Windermere.com • 206.245.0332 • YvonneWillard.com

CAREFREE LIVING IN KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON
$289,000 • 12415 NE 0130th Ct. #H201, Kirkland • MLS# 1301731
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 863 SQFT

For more information, please contact Anni Zilz.
AnniZilz@Windermere.com • 206.390.5723 • AnniZilz.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Tired of Ice Cream? Try These Gelato Shops!

Tired of Ice Cream? Try These Gelato Shops!

The weather has been a bit spotty and overcast but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy cool treats – and if you’re tired of our ice cream posts, we’ve got gelato coming at you this week! One thing people can’t deny is that Seattle’s got variety and we’re going to share some of our favorite gelato places in and around the Greater Seattle Area!

Located south of Seattle, in Burien, Washington, The Mediterranean Zone Gelato Bar & Travel Café, otherwise known as MEDZO, is a great place to indulge in high-quality, artisan gelato and sorbet. Packed with natural ingredients and organic dairy, their exotic flavors include pistachio, salted hazelnut caramel, red velvet, grapefruit, rice, and tiramisu.

The Nutty Squirrel Gelato has a few locations, two in Seattle (Phinney Ridge & Magnolia and Maple Valley). Their explicit Italian flavors include stracciatella, French butter caramel, espresso, pink guava, and their classic “nutty squirrel.” In addition to their dairy-based flavors, they typically have a few vegan flavors “on ice” too!

Located in Walllingford and Fremont, the Fainting Goat offers great gelato and sorbetto, in a variety of off-the-wall flavors, including Tutti Frutti, fresh ginger, green tea, avocado, spicy chocolate, mango habanero, and mojito. These are perfect for summer-time treats! They rotate daily so you’ll never know what they have until you stop by and check them out!

In downtown Seattle, the Bottega Italiana is another high-trafficked and much-loved spot. Serving up authentic artisan gelato, each recipe is individually unique and is only made in small quantities to preserve flavor and ensure freshness. They have only the one location in the greater Seattle area, but if you’re ever in San Diego, make sure to check out their California locations.

Only a stone’s throw away from the last suggestion, Gelatiamo is another small batch and locally sourced gelato, locally known as a “Seattle tradition”. Their products include gelato which can be found at their brick-and-mortar or any of the dozens of local establishments that carry their product, gelato cakes, and frozen novelties.

In their 13th year (as of 2018), Sirena Gelato uses the likes of Turkish-imported, organic hazelnuts, black cocoa chocolate, and slow roasted pistachio nuts to create their one-of-a-kind, small-batch flavors. With two locations, one in Kirkland, Washington and another in Bremerton, Washington, they can serve you up delightful treats on either side of the peninsula! Sirena Gelato is surely to “entice those on an adventure – for a delicious treat!”

Do you have a favorite dessert place? Share your story with us!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

NORTHWEST CONTEMPORARY
$2,295,000 • 7570 SE 71st Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1282667
4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 4,040 SQFT • 16,775 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Julie Wilson
Julie.Wilson@Windermere.com • 206.225.1500 • JulieWilsonRealEstate.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

South King County Farmer’s Markets

South King County Farmer’s Markets

We’re piggy-backing on our post from a couple weeks back that went over the Eastside Farmer’s Markets that are opening soon, except this week we’ll share some of South King County’s Markets!

On Thursdays, the Burien Town Square Park opens to the Burien Farmer’s Market from 11am – 6pm. “Eat local, eat fresh” is their motto and they deliver with a massively fun market comprising 40-50 vendors each week. Vendors include a food booths, handmade goods, farm fresh products and fresh baked delights! Open from May 3rd through October 25th, you’ll enjoy they on Thursdays!

The Federal Way Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays – and… they’re already open! From May 12th through October 27th, you’ll find them at the Federal Way Commons Mall near Sears, along Pacific Highway from 9am – 3pm. Enjoy farm fresh produce, flowers, crafts, live entertainment and so much more!

Along the Des Moines waterfront you’ll find their Farmer’s Market, featuring “fresh by the water” treats, handmade crafts, live musical performances, and much more. Open June through October on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, they began their journey in 2006 as a non-profit entity and strive to provide the community with easy access to local produce, meats, and fish, fresh-cut flowers, and educational and informational experiences.

The Maple Valley Farmer’s Market is another market – and they have a weekly theme, including July 7th, Pet Appreciation Day, August 18th, Senior and Armed Forces Day, and September 8th, Seahawks Day. Open Saturdays start June 16th from 9am-2pm, the Maple Valley Farmer’s Market can be found at Rock Creek Elementary School, located off Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road.

Do you have a favorite market that we missed? Let us know about in the comments below!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Our Guide to Quick & Easy Meals While You’re Out Enjoying Seattle’s Summer Sunshine

Our Guide to Quick & Easy Meals While You’re Out Enjoying Seattle’s Summer Sunshine

It’s summer – or almost, anyways. Are you looking for something quick, but packs a punch? Something that will have you ready when your hit Golden Gardens Park or the Seattle Waterfront? We’re offering our go-to summer guide for drinks and quick eats around Seattle!

Emerald City Smoothie offers a powerful punch in terms of body nourishment – and with a ton of options and flavor.

Created from fresh and nutritious beginnings, Verve Bowls a ton in terms of smoothies and good eats.

NrGize is a self-touted lifestyle café, with a mission to salubriousness and peace of mind in every delicious drink.

Delicious in several ways, Jodee’s Desserts are sure to add color to your day. Drop in for a smooth, coffee, or a sweet treat, you’ll find their organic and local products are made of only the “purest ingredients”.

Another light and local fare is Heart Beet. Juices, smoothies, elixirs, warm and toasty grain bowls, and raw entrees, their menu comprises a ton of nutrients and a whole lotta heart.

Chaco Canyon has a few locations, and two are in the north end of Seattle: one in the University District and the other in Greenwood. Their menu offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and raw options all the way from breakfast to dessert! With menu that’s over 95% organic, they strive for community inclusion, including using foraged and seasonal ingredients and frequent menu changes.

Their priorities are simple: high quality ingredients, backed by their dietitian. JujuBeet offers the basic café foods, including soups, salads, sandwiches, and crepes, made with your health in mind.

Love acai bowls? Juice Press offers them, made to order, exactly when you want it. Enjoy their other handcrafted breakfasts, salads, juices, and specialty drink – or even a chocolaty dessert!

100% customizable. 100% the way you want it. Completely Custom Smoothie. Enjoy an energy blast in the morning, before or after your workout, or just while you’re out and about!

Not your usual hang out spot – well, it is for some people. Nestled near Seattle Central off Pine Street, Oasis Tea Zone offers small eats alongside about a billion flavors fruit smoothies, juices, or teas.

Dedicated to “fine” and nutritious foods, the Fit Bar Café offers an array of acai and pitaya, blending traditions with the hubbub of modern life.

Whole foods, cut fresh. Though it started as a salad restaurant, Sprigy diversified their menu to include wraps, quinoa bowls, and baked potatoes – yam, sweet, and many more!

Though just drinks the Pressed Juicery is a great place to get your pack your day with essential vitamins, minerals, and add tons of flavor to your diet.

Located in the Washington State Convention Center, the Juicy Café always has a line out the door – and you’d be hard pressed not to see why! Hyper focused on our local communities and providing heathy foods to the area, this family owned business is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Food need to pack a punch in today’s fast-paced world, and Jars Juice definitely delivers. Enjoy avocado everything, or something a little sweeter for breakfast, like a fresh squeezed juice or blended smoothie.

Try, try, TRY their weekend brunch: the Juicebox Seattle! Though their usual menu is a little simpler, and they offer an array of juices and smoothies to fill your veggie needs, their food menu includes favorites like miso oatmeal and a red flannel has bowl!

Enjoy a delightful bagel sandwich at Moondrop Coffee while you’re waiting for the water taxi – and don’t forget your drink! From the morning usual, to juices, smoothies, and even bubble tea (made from fresh tea leaves), you’ll find your 100% dairy free options here!

These aren’t the only places in Seattle to enjoy a bright and sunny day, so if we’ve missed your favorite let it know! Who knows, you might even see it highlighted in a future post!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

MERCER ISLAND DREAM
$3,580,000 • 4603 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1288297
6 Bedrooms • 4.75 Bathrooms • 5,680 sq. ft. • 22,180 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Kelly Weisfield.
KellyW@Windermere.com • 206.355.3863 • KellyWeisfield.com

SPACIOUS IN KIRKLAND
$785,000 • 11809 NE 142nd Street, Kirkland • MLS# 1290670
5 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 3,070 sq. ft. • 7,560 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

QUEEN ANNE BUNGALOW
$750,000 • 432 W McGraw Place, Seattle • MLS# 1288167
2 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 800 sq. ft. • 2,960 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Emily Roberts.
EmilyR@Windermere.com • 206.225.5490 • EmilyRobertsRealty.com

REFRESHING UPDATES
$699,000 • 13517 95th Avenue NE, Kirkland • MLS# 1289825
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,590 sq. ft. • 7,696 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Bonnie Sanborn.
BonnieSanborn@Windermere.com • 206.919.3501 • BonnieSanborn.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.


windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Check Out These Top 9 Mountain Towns to Visit!

Check Out These Top 9 Mountain Towns to Visit!

If you’re planning a day-trip, right now might be the best time to start.

Though summer trips might seem forever away, booking and planning now may relieve some future headaches. These towns are some of our favorites day or weekend trips within a short drive from the Greater Seattle area.

North Bend, Washington has its own sort of historic and small-town charm, plus it was the beautiful backdrop of the 2017 reboot of Twin Peaks! Nestled in the Cascade’s western foothills, the small town of North Bend is only a short and easy 30-minute drive east from Seattle.

North Bend is a quick drive into the neighboring town of Snoqualmie. They are connected by State Route 202, otherwise known as Railroad Avenue – along which they hold the annual Thomas the Tank Engine event.

These close-by areas are great for hiking, day-trips out of the city, and general sightseeing. The Snoqualmie Falls is just north of Snoqualmie and North Bend and is an amazing activity for the entire family, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors annually.

Further into the mountains, you’ll pass Leavenworth, Washington – another small town made for cozy stories. Though you might know of Leavenworth for the annual Winter-time festival and legendary Oktoberfest celebrations, don’t think those are the only times one should visit this cozy mountain retreat.

Other activities include checking out the local breweries, spas and personal retreats, majestic parks and hiking, local wineries, stilling your body with yoga, and Leavenworth tours. If you’re more the outdoorsy type, check out their majestic parks for river rafting, kayaking, river tubing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, camping, birding, and awesome (and quick!) ziplines! Explore. More.

Elbe, Washington is a small town off State Route 706, at the junction of State Route 7. Though there isn’t much in terms of formal lodging, there are opportunities for camping and RVing, or just a casual day trip.

Enjoy Alder Lake and the Nisqually River or explore the surrounding wilderness on horseback. There’s even a small museum to check out – and the local diners are pretty great too!

If you’re thinking about spending a few days, check out Mineral, Washington – which is only a short, 10-minute drive from Elbe down State Route 7. Not only do they offer a few resorts and lodging options along Mineral Lake and Mineral Hill Road, there are other fishing and boating opportunities.

Cle Elum, Washington is another pretty well-known town in the Eastern Cascades. Though relatively small, the area offers dozens of close-knit communities, including the neighboring towns of Roslyn, Ronald, and Lakedale, Washington. These places are all within about 30-minutes of each other, and all located off State Route 903.

Cle Elum is by far the largest in this string of small mountain towns, and has a decent amount of recreation including the Washington State Horse Park, the Prospector Golf Course, and nearby Suncadia Resort, which offers a wide array of exclusive recreation.

Whether you’re looking for a day away or an entire week, these are amazing options in the Cascades. Small mountain towns can be difficult to pin point but planning in advance helps alleviate some of the foreseeable inconveniences.


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

BEACH HOUSE RETREAT
$2,698,000 • 7431 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island • MLS# 1286290
4 Bedrooms • 3.25 Bathrooms • 3,900 sq. ft. • 17,000 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com

WARM & WONDERFUL
$1,785,000 • 8879 SE 47th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1285319
5 Bedrooms • 3.25 Bathrooms • 3,867 sq. ft. • 9,525 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Jane Malone.
JaneMalone@Windermere.com • 206.595.6100 • JaneMaloneHomes.com

MERCER ISLAND MODERN
$1,688,000 • 8245 SE 30th Place, Mercer Island • MLS# 1279750
4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • 2,946 sq. ft. • 11,322 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

MID-CENTURY MODERN OASIS
$1,200,000 • 4025 90th Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1281271
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 2,640 sq. ft. • 7,647 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

LIFE BY THE LAKE
$535,000 • 21268 SE 42nd Lane, Issaquah • MLS# 1286253
2 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 1,216 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Allen Hovsepian.
Allen@Windermere.com • 206.718.6500 • HouseTip.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Eastside Farmer’s Markets Are Starting! But, Where Are They?

Eastside Farmer’s Markets Are Starting! But, Where Are They?

Farmers Markets are a great way for local farmers to get into our communities, meeting their patrons face-to-face. Farmers Markets are also a great way for everyone to get involved in the community and help their communities grow and flourish in a sustainable and healthy manner.

Why choose farmers markets? Farmers Markets are great for our local communities, including job creation, local economy stimulation, increased nutrition awareness and access to fresh ingredients and supporting healthy families on both sides of the table. Want to know more?

Starting from the south, Renton holds their Farmers Market on Tuesdays, June through September/October from 3pm-7pm. This year, in 2018, the Farmers’ Market opens June 5th, 2018. Join them at the Piazza Park in downtown Renton.

Though their 2018 Season hadn’t been released yet, their 2017 should give you an idea of their awesome lineups to come! Check back frequently, as we’re still a couple months away from the start date!

In May, the Issaquah Farmers Market opens on Saturdays – rain or shine! Open from 9am-2pm between May 5th to September 29th, the Issaquah market is a great place for children and family activities, cooking demonstrations, handmade arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, and of course, farm-fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables!

The Mercer Island Farmers Markets runs on Sundays between the months of June and October, from 10am to 3pm, making them a break activity for morning breakfast and lunch or a family-friendly morning out of the house!

The weekly schedule is on their website, so feel free to check it out to get a feel how each week will vibe – and don’t forget about their special events, where they hold food and drink tastings, giveaways and live music!

Celebrating 15 years of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, the Bellevue Farmers Market operates on Thursdays, every week from May through October. Enjoy fresh-cut flowers, meats and one-of-a-kind artisan foods.

Whether you want to stop by for the entire event or a just a on-the-go snack, this small group of local farmers create a vibrant marketplace for farm-fresh products, closing the gap between harvest and consumer. They’re open on Thursdays, between 3pm and 7pm starting May 17th through October 11th!

The last market on our list for Eastside Farmers Markets is the Redmond Farmers Market, which is held near the Redmond Town Center, making parking a breeze! Open May through October from 9am to 3pm, their Saturday market welcomes their 43rd season this year with a special event – the Redmond High School Pep Band will kick off the season with a “rousing performance!”

Sometimes Seattle markets are harder to get to and offer little in terms of parking opportunities and while they’re just as thrilling, sometimes we don’t want the small hassle. These Eastside markets are great opportunities for the same amazing and local quality, but without the hustle and bustle of the city.

Didn’t find the one you were searching for? Check out this mega-list of Puget Sound markets!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

UPDATE ON A CLASSIC
$1,398,000 • 3821 82nd Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1277791
4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,700 sq. ft. • 11,645 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Anni Zilz or Julie Wilson
AnniZilz@Windermere.com • 206.390.5723 • AnniZilz.com
Julie.Wilson@Windermere.com • 206.225.1500 • JulieWilsonRealEstate.com

GEORGIAN-STYLE ELEGANCE
$1,350,000 • 9245 SE 59th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1272528
5 Bedrooms • 3.75 Bathrooms • 3,600 sq. ft. • 15,263 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com • 206.369.3949 • WindermereDoug.com

SERENE HIGH ROCK RETREAT
$1,295,000 • 18724 High Rock Road, Monroe • MLS# 1281037
4 Bedrooms • 4.5 Bathrooms • 3,688 sq. ft. • 235,224 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com • 206.992.6151 • SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com • 206.992.5272 • SirianniGroup.com

GRACIOUS IN GRASSLAWN
$850,000 • 15001 NE 66th Street, Redmond • MLS# 1280288
4 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,820 sq. ft. • 11,932 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Donna Cowles.
DonnaCowles@Windermere.com • 206.947.1737 • DonnaCowles.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

4 Adventures Inside Kirkland

4 Adventures Inside Kirkland

The Pacific Northwest is brimmed with awaiting adventures and the City of Kirkland is no exception. A city nestled between the shores of Lake Washington and the Interstate 405 corridor. Though considered a relatively small city, the area is big on community and that urban, small-town feel many local areas also strive towards.

Walking in downtown Kirkland offers both boutique shopping, local eats and a beautiful, urban refuge. Like many Washington cities, Kirkland emphasizes greenspaces and parks and Kirkland’s downtown area has four in close proximity, including Peter Kirk Park, Heritage Park, the Marina Park Pavilion, and the David E. Brink Park.

Similar to downtown Kirkland, the Juanita district offers a shopping area, though smaller, nestled between two major parks: the Juanita Beach Park and the Juanita Bay Park, including Nelson Point. Both parks are filled with recreation including paddle surfing, natural trails, baseball fields, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and children’s play equipment.

Both parks proximity to downtown Juanita, make them the perfect place for a picnic or quick walk. Grab your meal from one of the many local restaurants and head to the water!

The Cross-Kirkland Corridor passes through the city North-South and is currently a 5.75-mile trail through the heart of the city. The Cross-Kirkland Corridor’s Master Plan was adopted in June of 2014 and their interactive plan can be found online. Much of the pathway is made of crushed-gravel and is ten-feet wide, making it an excellent multi-purpose route for walkers, bikers, runners, and dog-walking. This interim trail perfectly depicts Kirkland’s city-wide vision of being “a walkable, livable, connected, and sustainable community.”

On the east side of Interstate 405, near Kirkland’s Central Houghton District, is the Bridle Trail State Park. Though a state and not a city park, the area locally known as Bridle Trails is a beautiful depiction of the local area. This 482-acre, day-use park comprises 28-miles of trails for bikers, hikers, runners, equestrians and dog-walkers.

Bridle Trails is regularly used and sports three arenas for horse shows and organized rides. Ever wanted to learn! You can here!

In every corner, you can find an excursion or journey for yourself and your family. Whether you prefer urban adventures or the kind that takes into the wilderness, these places are surely the best cups of tea in Kirkland! Think we missed something, or somethings? Let us know!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

PEACE, PRIVACY & CONVENIENCE
$1,300,000 • 4334 91st Ave Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1277307
4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,280 sq. ft. • 9,525 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

SPARKLING LAKE VIEWS
$1,000,000 • 5466 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island • MLS# 1273982
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,430 sq. ft. • 10,400 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Bonnie Sanborn.
BonnieSanborn@Windermere.com • 206.919.3501 • BonnieSanborn.com

CHARMING SEAVIEW CRAFTSMAN
$635,000 • 6419 49th Ave SW, Seattle • MLS# 1278016
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathrooms • 1,340 sq. ft. • 7,400 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com • 206.854.3931 • ChadDierickx.com

NORTH BEACON HILL CHARMER
$450,000 • 2323 23rd Ave S, Seattle • MLS# 1279252
1 Bedroom • 1 Bathroom • 720 sq. ft. • 6,000 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Brian Rosso.
BRosso@Windermere.com • 206.356.9206 • BrianRosso.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

7 Amazing Places to Eat in Downtown Burien, Washington

7 Amazing Places to Eat in Downtown Burien, Washington

Established in 1864, Burien, Washington remains a small, suburban city with Seattle to the north, Tukwila to the east, and Des Moines to the south. Since 1980, the population has increased from 23K to 51K, much of that increase experienced between 2010-2016.

Although its population increased so drastically, Burien remains a small-town at heart and Olde Burien is a testament to that. As a reference, “Olde” Burien is the area surrounding SW 152nd Street and runs through downtown, where unique shops and eateries reflect the “eclectic mix of interests” of the locals. Like many areas, Burien has a bunch of restaurants to choose from, each with their own distinct flavor palette.

One popular cuisine is sushi and one local favorite is Oishi Sushi. Each dish is served with care and delicate precision. With their wide selection, even those not akin to sushi can find something to eat in their menu. Other options include soup, salad, noodles, rice bowls, and bento.

Your “friendly neighborhood brewpub, “Elliott Bay Brewing has a location along the main drag in Burien, where they serve their organic, handcrafted ales and community. Family owned, Elliott Bay opened in July of 1997 and has since been a “leader in sustainability [and] philanthropic support.”

If you fancy Italian, try Frankie’s B-Town Bistro. An expansive dinner menu and nightly specials include only the freshest, seasonal and local ingredients, with many ingredients hand-picked from Seattle’s Pike Place Market. With a goal with family and friends in mind, their connected, community atmosphere brings Italian heritage to Burien tradition.

Built on familiar love and a passion for hospitality, The Greek House melds the simple principles they the owners learned from Athens, Greece – where their family owned three restaurants prior to them moving to Burien. Classic Greek food in the heart of Burien, including gyros, plates, and scrumptious desserts.

Originally located in West Seattle, the original owners decided to expand into Burien where Bison Creek Pizza resides today – and although renovations have changed the building, their original recipes remain the same. Classic pepperoni or go crazy with a Carolina Reaper pizza – either way, you’ll enjoy the fluffy, hand-tossed crust and homemade sauces!

The Bite Sandwich Company is great for lunch and with updated Spring hours, you’ll enjoy their food longer! Enjoy made-to-order sandwiches and salads, with freshness as their key ingredient. They bake/roast their chicken breast, turkey breast, bacon, roast beef, and corned beef in-hour so they can deliver on their promise for quality goods.

Since 1998, The Australian Pie Company has served delectable, gourmet meat pies and other Aussie pastries to its patrons. Baked in their signature Puff Pastry – containing no trans fats or cholesterol – and awesome Aussie assessorial products, including Vegemite and Arnotts biscuits.

Downtown Burien has some of our favorite eats around – and their proximity to the Seattle-Tacoma Airport makes it a convenient place before or after a flight! Check out Downtown Burien during the summer for local events, like their Farmer’s Market or Music in the Park.

Did we miss one of your favorite, local places to indulge your cravings? Let us know in the comments below!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

NORTH CREEK CRAFTSMAN
$995,000 • 30132 126th Avenue Northeast, Bothell • MLS# 1274944
5 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 3,270 sq. ft. • 10,060 lot size

For more information, please contact Rachel Schindler and Robyn Kimura Hsu.
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com

RIDGEVIEW HOME
$310,000 • 21026 40th Place S #L6, Seatac • MLS# 1275695
2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1,146 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

5 of the Most Beautiful Views of Washington

5 of the Most Beautiful Views of Washington

For many people, Washington is synonymous with the Puget Sound and all its surrounding beauty. The Pacific Northwest has made its stake for brilliant views and recreation, but many locals still find those perfect spots difficult to find. Have you ever searched for a hike you knew, and then went up the backside of the mountain, because that’s where your navigation brought you? Yeah, us too…

And there’s no excuse for it!

These top 5 most beautiful views are great for family-outings, adventures with friends, or individual escapades.

Quinault River – Pony Bridge & the Enchanted Valley

This super-short, 5-mile roundtrip excursion is plentiful and beautiful. With a relatively small elevation gain, this Olympic Peninsula hike is abundant with wildlife and natural recreation to enjoy. This year-round adventure thrives during the early Fall season, so ensure to check out these old-growth and moss-draped forest!

Though you may not get the entire experience without a follow-up trip in Spring (to see the meadows of wild flowers), you’ll surely enjoy the bird watching, hiking, trail running, and overall nature exposure. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced hiker, you’ll enjoy the trip! Even a photographer searching for a new backdrop will enjoy this habitat!

To access this out and back trail, you’ll need to navigate to the Forest Service’s Quinault Ranger Station, and then continue across the Quinault Rover Bridge. The trailhead is near the end of the road.

Steamboat Rock State Park

800 feet above sea-level and spanning across 600+ acres, Steamboat Rock State Park has impressed the most well-versed travelers and seasoned, local adventurers. Carved by Ice Age floods, Steamboat Rock is almost unreal with its 650-foot vertical gain hike up the columnar basalt butte.

But yes, the views and unique photo-ops are totally worth the adventure and probable need for a massage and heavy nap afterwards.

This beauty across the Cascade Mountains is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee area, and from the top you can see the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. Though the immediate surroundings appear barren to some, don’t let its shyness hide the teeming wildlife, spring flowers, and sagebrush native to the area.

If hiking isn’t your thing, the park also features a 320-foot dock and seven boat ramps on Lake Bans, where anglers, swimmers, paddlers, and other water-sports enthusiasts have enjoyed many-a lazy summer days. Bring your tent, drive your RV, or rent a cabin site to enjoy the space for longer periods of time!

Snoqualmie Pass – Granite Mountain

Located in the hills of the Cascades, this Pacific Northwest staple offers classic views of Crystal Lake, Kaleetan Peak, and Mount Rainier. Though it’s a steep climb, you’re surrounded by beautiful evergreens and the small of wild for the entire 8.6-mile roundtrip.

We don’t suggest exploring these peaks during winter, as avalanche danger is extreme on this rocky mountain, but stunning views is the surrounding cool, mossy forest make it a summer-time staple.

The first (or last if you’re on your way down) 1.2 miles proves the easiest, but the other 7+ miles area of narrow trails, scattered avalanche debris and evidence, and rocky slopes, so watch your step while you’re hiking through the quiet forest. Don’t worry, the trek is difficult and steep, but there are several places to stop and catch your breath.

A Ferry Ride from Seattle to Bremerton

Who knew a ferry ride could be so fulfilling? This easy “trek” – especially when compared to others on this list – has been known as one of the best since 1951 (since the ferry route began!) This one-hour voyage lands you in Bremerton, where you can either wake up the sleepy town or head on the next ride back into Seattle.

If you aren’t familiar, you should also check out other local ferry rides or even the Argosy Cruises, which often show parts of the Pacific Northwest we can rarely see from our urban vantage-point. This most beautiful view is more like fifteen-in-one.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Surrounded by 110,000 acres of natural meadows and windy ridges, but some areas are open to the public. Yes, there are many areas that aren’t, and this extensive parcel of land is largely set aside for research, recreational, and educational purposes, but, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it. Regardless of the restrictions, millions of people visit the optimal volcano-watching vantage, that is the Mount St. Helens National Park, annually.

Both the Johnston Ridge Observatory and the Forest Learning Center are great mileposts where you and your family and friends can learn the history and decipher the reason more than 1.5 million visitors have experienced Mount St. Helens facilities since 1987.

If you’re interested in more, you can also enjoy a helicopter ride of the National Park, climbing the volcano (permit required with a 100 person-per-day limit), hike the National Park trails, shopping at the gift store, elk viewing, fishing at Coldwater Lake, exploring ancient Ape Caves, dining on blackberry cobbler at 19 Mile House, or a horseback ride on the mudflow from Eco park.

If you’ve indulged in these experiences, let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear your testimonials and stories!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

HOME ON ISLAND LANE
$1,675,000 • 8455 Southeast 69th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1272615
4 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,540 sq. ft. • 6,559 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Ina Bahner.
InaBahner@Windermere.com • 206.854.9911 • InaBahner.com

SPARKLING VIEWS IN EAST SEATTLE
$1,268,000 • 6700 Southeast 32nd Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1263715
3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 2,310 sq. ft. • 8,808 lost size

For more information, please contact Cynthia Schoonmaker.
CynthiaS@Windermere.com • 206.683.2725 • CynthiaSchoonmaker.com

CUTE & CONVENIENT
$887,750 • 8012 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1257100
3 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bathrooms • 1,340 sq. ft. • 6,129 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com • 206.369.3949 • WindermereDoug.com

BALLARD CAPE COD
$700,000 • 644 NW 49th Street, Seattle • MLS# 1275701
3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 1,353 sq. ft. • 3,569 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com • 206.854.3931 • ChadDierickx.com

DOWNTOWN SEATTLE LIVING
$624,950 • 3028 Western Ave #512, Seattle • MLS# 1264077
2 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 930 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Codi Nelson.
NelsonCodi@Windermere.com • 206.498.4148 • CodiNelson.com

WHERE COMFORT MEETS CONVENIENCE
$595,000 • 3011 SW Bataan Street, Seattle • MLS# 1274061
3 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 1,580 sq. ft. • 2,790 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Lisa Dong.
LisaDong@Windermere.com • 206.458.3942 • LisaDong.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Exploring Downtown Sumner, Washington

Exploring Downtown Sumner, Washington

The Pacific Northwest is riddled with delightful small towns and one of our favorites is Sumner, Washington. Surrounded by Puyallup to the west, Auburn to the north and Bonney Lake to the East, Sumner is a small community nestled in the valley. With an estimated population of less than ten-thousand in 2016, Sumner remains a small town.

Their downtown area comprises approximately three-square-blocks, is “off the beaten path”, even though it remains easily accessible via State Routes 410, State Route 167, and the West Valley Highway. While you’re visiting this year’s Daffodil Parade in Sumner (on one Saturday in April), consider staying to check out a few of their local shops and eateries.

 The Hometown Charm Café is operated “by a couple gals that were raised in Sumner, Washington.” A local favorite for breakfast and lunch, many appraise their “gotta try” cinnamon rolls. With an expansive menu, they offer more than the “standard” American breakfast foods – and with a 4.8-Star rating, there’s no reason not to try it out!

With two locations – one in Sumner and one in Bonney Lake – the Buttered Biscuit is the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner place! Comfy and casual, their American comfort foods fill you up with big portions and a homey, “small town” atmosphere.

For mouth-watering Italian fare, try Sorci’s Italian Café & Market, where this quaint spot offers amazing food with a great atmosphere. Complete with West Coast wines and a menu comprised of antipasta, ravioli, pasta, and seafood, their menu offers a wide array of classic Italian delights.

As with other small towns, their walk-up boutiques are fun ways to find hidden treasures.

Recently established in 2017, The Rustic Farmhouse has a variety of country-inspired trinkets and furnishings to fit your every home décor need. Whether it’s for your home or a gift, their trove has countless treasures for you to find and enjoy!

Totally baby-centric, Sugar Babies is a local baby boutique featuring newborn and toddler clothes – and everything else for every “baby” occasion! The upscale and stylish children’s boutique offers trendy styles from head to toe.

A Good Book, an adorable bookstore, features genres of all styles including children’s, adult, mystery, and “books about squirrels.” They aren’t just any run-of-the-mill bookstore – they assure they have “genres yet to be invented.” Whether you’re looking for used or new novels, A Good Book has you covered!

Explore downtown Sumner’s adventures including old favorites like the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse on Valley Avenue or Loyalty Park in the heart of Sumner’s residential district. Even though it’s small town, there’s big fun and magic to be sought!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

April Showers, Bringing May Flowers

April Showers, Bringing May Flowers

Known for its unending beauty and majesty, the Pacific Northwest offers dozens of colorful and vivacious plants that are both full of life and excitement. But sometimes choosing the best ones can be a difficult decision… This week we’re sharing some of our favorite flowery foliage!

Sweet Peas are one of the most fragrant and bright of the bunch. Their lovely fragrance and trailing vines looks great along trellis, windowsills, and billowing out of a beautiful bouquet. Right now (early Spring) is the best time to plant these, so grab some bulbs, plant and enjoy!

Commonly referred to as “workhorse”, Zinnia are an array of shapes and sizes with different shades and colors and are great options for warming up and livening up any household.

The Dahlia is a low-maintenance perennial that comes in tons of different colors and textures. From low-yellows to deep hues of burgundy or violet, each variety has its own sense of beauty – so don’t be worried! Each varietal is bound to be fascinating.

If you’re looking for something low-maintenance and great for ground foliage, turn to Sword Ferns. It’s a Pacific Northwest staple and grows natively in the area, making it an easy grower. Though their “look” is rather consistent and green, they make a lovely addition to every garden!

Tall upright spires, Lupines are great for adding depth to your garden as they grow 3-feet tall and come in shades of blue, purple-pink, red, orange, yellow, and white. They’re drought-tolerant too – so if you forget to water them, they’ll usually survive!

Bleeding Hearts are a big favorite, especially the Pacific Bleeding Heart, which booms with pinkish-white flowers in late Spring. Keep them cool, out of direct sunlight, and moist and you’ll enjoy them through Summer and into Fall!

Excellent for ground-cover, the Broadleaf Sedum is tough, drought-tolerant, and offers “cheery” yellow flowers over leafy, green stems. They can be great for adding color along the base of your garden or for adding cheer to your rockery!

Another crowd favorite are Rhododendrons, which are shrubs and grow 6 – 8 feet in height, with hearty, flat leaves and clusters of cheerful, pink blossoms, though they’re also available in other shades, including orange and lavender.

So those are our favorite plants to create your bursting, backyard garden – though are tons of options we didn’t list (or else we’d be here all year!) If we didn’t list your favorite (or even if we did), what are they?


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Tips for Washington’s Gardening Season + 4 Tips to Get You Started!

Tips for Washington’s Gardening Season + 4 Tips to Get You Started!

Don’t we all have ideas of starting a fabulous garden, whether ornate in flowers or a practical vegetable garden? Growing your own garden of vegetables is fun, rewarding, and stress-releasing – and it can help make your shopping cheaper and easier; but it doesn’t come from a short supply of continued learning.

 Even you might want to start next year, in the sunshine of Spring and Summer is a good time to prep for next year (instead of readying your raised beds and soil in the chilly Fall or Winter seasons.)

Tip #1 START SLOW & START SMALL

While you might have grandeur ideas of an expansive, multi-acre garden, you’ll want to start small – especially if this is your first garden journey. There’s nothing wrong starting with a few vegetables and adding a few new ones every year.

Tip #2 RAISED BEDS WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND ENERGY

Raised beds help you both make efficient use of space, help your back out (from not having to crunch over for long hours in the garden), and overall make it easier for you to get started, since you don’t have to till your packed-down dirt or unearth rocks and grass to make way. As soon as your raised beds are established, it’ll be easy to plant and maintain.

Tip #3 BE CREATIVE & PLAY TO WASHINGTON’S STRENGTHS

As we’ve recently experienced, Washington gets sun long before the weather peaks above frostbite temperatures. You might use this time to sprout your seeds indoors or plant them in pots for later transplant and set them near a window to grow. Just don’t forget to water them…

Tip #4 MAKE A HABIT OF IT & WORK TOWARDS IT EVERYDAY

Like any other hobby or learned-skill, gardening takes time, patience, and habit-building consequence of repetition. Keep a notebook where you can record all your temperatures and notes for each “gardening” day, that way you’ll know what you’ve accomplished and what you might need to do next. Also, recording soil temperatures will help you determine when and what to plant next!

March and April are great times to plant vegetables such as peas, beets, scallions, cilantro, and carrots – but late-April you might consider adding lettuce, broccoli, spinach, dill, and cauliflower. Vegetables can be volatile, because they’re a bit picky as to when you plant them. Spring veggies don’t want to be seeded in the dead of winter – they might not sprout!

Below, we’ve included some basics towards the Washington planting season:

Mid-March: peas

Late-March/Early-April: beets, scallions, cilantro, carrots

Mid-April: lettuce, broccoli, spinach, chives, fennel

Late-April/Early-May: carrots, cilantro, dill, cauliflower

May: pole beans, summer squash, lettuce

Early-June: cucumbers, corn

This is a great start-guide for your upcoming adventures and remember, you don’t have to have an innate green thumb to start a garden, only determination, passion, and perseverance. The Pacific Northwest is temperate, but we often experience cold or late Springs, meaning these dates could probably stand to be pushed back a few weeks if you’re still waking up to freezing weather.

If your little one is looking to start a new hobby – check out WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND at this year’s SUMMER CELEBRATION on Mercer Island! Stay tuned for more details!

What are your favorite plants and edibles to grow and harvest? What are you planning on planting this season?


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

WARMTH, DEPTH & MASTERFUL BALANCE
$5,275,000 • 2154 94th Ave NE, Clyde Hill • MLS# 1248070
5 Bedrooms • 5.5 Bathrooms • 7,134 sq. ft. • 20,022 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY IN BELLEVUE
$700,000 • 16143 SE Newport Way, Bellevue • MLS# 1268514
4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,180 sq. ft. • 16,812 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Allen Hovsepian.
Allen@Windermere.com • 206.718.6500 • HouseTip.com

BEACON HILL CHARMER
$525,000 • 2847 S Orcas Street, Seattle • MLS# 1260834
3 Bedrooms • 1.5 Bathrooms • 1,360 sq. ft. • 6,255 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

SERENITY & CONVENIENCE
$439,000 •  553 Bronson Place NE, Renton • MLS# 1255337
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,320 sq. ft. • 7,032 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Yvonne Willard.
Yvonne@Windermere.com • 206.245.0332 • YvonneWillard.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

The 4 Destinations of Seattle-Docked Ferries!

The 4 Destinations of Seattle-Docked Ferries!

Since its inception, Seattle has been a hub for sea-travelers for centuries. And in the bustling Pacific Northwest, there are endless places to explore using our ferry system!

Seattle’s downtown, Pier 50 ferry docks boats destined for Bainbridge Island of Bremerton, Washington.

Bremerton lies across the Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula. By far the largest community on this list, Bremerton offers a bustling industry, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the Boardwalk Harborside Fountain Park, and the Puget Sound Navy Museum. A marina community, stroll down their Arts District or PSNS Memorial Plaza – or across the Manette Bridge for countless blocks of restaurants, shopping, and recreation.

The first island-community on this list, Bainbridge Island offers rich, natural beauty and small-town charm. While the Bainbridge Island terminal offers easy access to Highway 305, the small-ish downtown is nothing to bypass if you’re looking for a nice daytrip. Better yet – Summer’s coming and each month is packed with a full-schedule of events and activities!

Otherwise, Highway 305 takes into other peninsula communities such as Poulsbo, and onwards towards Highway 3.

West Seattle’s Fauntleroy terminal ferries people from West Seattle to either Vashon Island or Southworth.

Though Southworth is a small community, it offers great access to the peninsula’s scenic waterside drives and the larger city of Port Orchard. Though many refer to Southworth as a drive-through town, it offers direct routes to Manchester, Parkwood, Port Orchard, and Bethel.

Rich in history and culture, Vashon Island is both a beautiful portrayal of Washington State and home to curvy, one-lane roads around an island largely forgotten by time. Each turn shows another unique orchard or equestrian dream. This tree-haven is an amazing community and the meandering, island-round streets are perfect for a day bike ride.

In such a bustling city, sometimes we just want to slowdown and have fun in a new and vibrant area. These easy-to-get-to areas are perfect for just that! Don’t like to take the ferry? Enjoy the scenic route through Tacoma, Washington!

Learn more and explore Washington via ferries through the WSDOT planning portal.


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

MAJESTIC MERCER ISLAND WATERFRONT
$4,890,000 • 4635 Forest Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1255524
4 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 4,950 sq. ft. • 19,635 Lot Size

Find more information at MajesticForestAve.com

For more information, please contact Larry Williams.
Larry@LarryWilliamsRealEstate.com • 425.445.9870 • LarryWilliamsRealEstate.com

CAREFREE ISLAND LIVING
$475,000 • 7930 SE 34th Street #108, Mercer Island • MLS# 1258666
2 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 989 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Fred Fox.
FredFox@Windermere.com • 425.785.3147 • FredFoxRealty.com

SPACIOUS & BRIGHT
$350,000 • 3256 SW Avalon Way #104, Seattle • MLS# 1263500
2 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 937 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Lis Brown.
LisBrown@Windermere.com • 206.200.3941 • LisBrown.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Windermere Living – Spring 2018 Edition

Windermere Living is a fabulous magazine that highlights the best the West Coast has to offer, including breathtaking residences, hot Spring getaways, scrumpous eateries, and other highly-desirable West Coast destinations. Learn about the West Coast’s best places to vacation, eat, play, and live inside the pages of Spring Edition of Windermere Living.

ABOUT WINDERMERE LIVING: Produced exclusively by Windermere Real Estate, Windermere Living magazine features beautiful homes for sale in neighborhoods throughout the Western U.S. It also offers carefully curated editorial that reflects our passion for community, connection, and inspired living.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

7 Tips for Watching the #Seattle #Mariners This Season!

7 Tips for Watching the #Seattle #Mariners This Season!

Baseball season is right ahead of us, as we near the end of Spring Training. While the Seattle Mariners haven’t fared exactly excellent during these last few weeks, they’ve recently seen a hot streak of wins. But that doesn’t matter. Winning isn’t everything and the point of the game is to make you happy, like deliriously happy. If you plan on getting into this year’s season, we’ve got some awesome start-tips for you!

Tip #1 AVOID THE TRAFFIC AND WATCH THE GAME AT HOME, or indulge in the experience and buy tickets to the stadium. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OVER TO ENJOY THE GAME

Tip #2 LEARN THE BASICS OF THE GAME

You can do this by reading, asking questions, or reading this blog post.

Here are a few terms to get you started:

  • A “long out” is a flyball that threatens to be hit out of the park but is caught at the last second.
  • What’s a flyball? A “flyball” refers to a baseball that is hit high into the air.
  • A “foul ball” refers to a baseball hit outside the field of fair play.
  • A “diamond” refers to the four bases of the baseball infield.
  • A “double play” refers to a defensive play that results in two outs.
  • A “walk” refers to when the pitcher throws four balls to a batter – the batter gets to go to first base automatically.
  • ERA stands for earned run average, referencing to how many earned runs a pitcher allows in a game.
  • RBI stands for run batted ins, and references the credit given to the batter for hitting the ball which allow another runner to make to Homeplate and, ultimately, score a run.

Tip #3 CREATE PLAYFUL BANTER AND CHOOSE SIDES

If you and your friends enjoy a little happy (and friendly) competitiveness, root for different teams!

Tip #4 MAKE IT AN EVENT AND MAKE SNACKS & BURGERS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR GUESTS

Especially if you’re just getting into the game, or perhaps are fully immersed (yet!), you might try your hand at a few new recipes you’ve been waiting to try out. Yes, you’ll enjoy the game and the social experience – but you’ll also have a full tummy of something more than potato chips and salsa.

Tip #5 …OR MEET AT A LOCAL BAR TO ENJOY THE CAME AMONGST THE CROWD

Enjoying something is all about perception and mindset. Perhaps you’ll enjoy the game more and become more engrossed in the outcome if you’re surrounded by friends in your favorite sports-establishment. Plus, there’s food and very little cleanup afterwards!

Tip #6 DRESS FOR THE OCCASION – EVEN IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO THE STADIUMS

Start by wearing comfortable shoes and dressing for the weather (sometimes it likes to rain here in Seattle) and top-off your outfit with team-inspired attire. And no, you don’t have to purchase branded clothing – try wearing team colors, like during high school spirit days!

Tip #7 ENJOY THE GAME & INDULGE A LITTLE

Even if you aren’t a huge fan, maybe your friends and family are, and spending quality time with them means giving. Maybe come football season, they’ll watch a few Seattle Seahawks games with you! (http://www.seahawks.com/)

If you’re planning a home-event, try these entertaining crafts the whole family will enjoy, like painting your nails the festive colors of your favorite team, creating custom coasters to protect your furniture during the game, or creating a door-hang with baseballs and festive ribbon!

Long story short, there are tons of ways to enjoy the game, even if you don’t think you like it and even if you know nothing about it. You can make refreshments, indulge your inner-creative, or just learn about the sport. And besides, you’ll still be hanging out with your closest and best friends!

What are your favorite ways to enjoy a baseball game, whether at the stadium or from the comforts of your own home!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

$549,000 • 6537 SE Cougar Mountain Way #1, Bellevue • MLS# 1260832
4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 1,346 sq. ft.

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

10 Of Our Favorite Redmond, Washington Restaurants

10 Of Our Favorite Redmond, Washington Restaurants

Redmond, Washington is a unique refuge at the northernmost tip of Lake Sammamish. Though relatively small in size when compared to nearby metropolises, like Bellevue, Everett, and Seattle, Redmond has a unique charm all its own and is known in the region as a high-tech enclave on the Eastside. Tech-giants, like Nintendo of America and Microsoft, are two well-known and highly-regarded companies that call Redmond home.

Alongside their uptick in population since the early 2000s, Redmond’s local economy boomed, especially in terms of local and distinct eateries and attractions; including the Redmond Town Center, which offers a bunch of shopping and eating opportunities and Redmond’s Farmer’s Market during the Spring and Summer seasons.

Similar to Seattle, Bellevue, and other nearby cities, local eateries saw a resurgence in past decades – and we’re sharing some of our favorites here! So, if you’re curious about some of Redmond’s best eats, read on!

We’re starting off with two burger places, the first of which is FEED CO. This hip eatery, offers “perfect” burgers, fries, and shakes in a classic fashion, updated with a more modern and industrial décor. They use ALL Pacific Northwest sourced ingredients, with a rotating menu to utilize the best of the PNW.

Tipsy Cow is another local favorite – and (nearly) always adorned with a line out the door. Yes, they’re THAT good! They’ve got your “classic” burger style with grass fed beef, but they’re famous for their super creative burgers, including freshly ground lamb, turkey, ahi tuna, all-natural house braised pork, salmon filet, house made black bean and portabella mushroom, or Draper Valley chicken breast. They’ve got options!

Another great option for carnivores is PRIME Steakhouse. Incidentally, it’s right across the street from Tipsy Cow! A contemporary rendition of a classic American steakhouse, they offer the highest-quality steak available – it’s within the top 2% of all-natural USDA certified Omaha beef. Their warm and inviting, low-lit interior prove excellent ways to enjoy your dining experience and forget about the hubbub of the day.

Locally owned and operated, the Woodblock in Redmond provides true innovation in the heart of Redmond. A quaint, neighborhood restaurant, they pride themselves on being “less like a night out and more like eating at a friend’s place,” with personal and familiar touches that only occur when passion is involved. Through the ingenuity of their Executive Chef, Savuthy Dy, their menu frequently changes, so check back often for their most recent creations!

If you’re searching for a 21+ experience, look no further than the Matador. Their open late and with outdoor seating (perfect for those summer nights!), the Matador is a great staple in Old Town Redmond, off Redmond Way and Cleveland Street. Quick side tip, if you haven’t tried their brunch, you should. With a darker, candle-lit ambiance, it’s perfect for friends’ nights out!

Brilliant Italian and European fare? Try the Sages Restaurant. Established in 2001, they’ve quickly made a name for themselves and coined themselves an “intimate Redmond treasure,” creating a rustic ambiance alongside fresh and “tastier-than-ever” dishes. In 2017 alone, they won two local awards, including “Best of Redmond” and “#1 Gluten Free Menu”.

The Coho Café offers an amazing, Pacific Northwest-inspired menu in a warm and comfortable environment. In classic café style, their genuine hospitality demonstrates their care for your experience and their carefully crafted menu offers some of the best PNW-inspired creations on the Eastside! (http://cohocafe.com)

Amazing Japanese cuisine is found at Oto Sushi. Though you’ll find more than just sushi, including sukiyaki, stir-fried noodles, udon, curry katsu, and tons of appetizers, their sushi is really the main attraction. Beautifully crafted and displayed, their plates are brought to life by the color and creativity put into each dish. (http://www.otoredmond.com/)

Another delicious eatery, the Dough Zone Dumpling House is an amazing place to indulge your Cantonese cravings. Warm buns and dumplings aren’t just an appetizer, but a main course here – and they’ve got loads of options, like chicken, pork, crab, and shrimp! Tip for parking, they share with Bartell’s, in addition to their main lot.

The Stone House is a hidden gem in Downtown Redmond, serving creative twists from open ‘till close. If you thought you knew American foods, think again, and try this American-inspired, Pacific Northwest-enthusiast’s dream! Casual and comfortable, enjoy your meal “at home” here. Their focus on technique, seasonality, sustainability, and creativity is far more important to them than classifying their delightful array of unique creations.

If you ever find yourself near Redmond, these places are amazing and worth the trek to try! Have we missed any of your favorite places in or around Redmond? What are they?


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

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windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Luxe Shopping at the Bravern in Bellevue

Luxe Shopping at the Bravern in Bellevue

If you have an undying love of luxe in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably heard of the stylish and bustling destination hotspot in downtown Bellevue known as The Bravern. Touted as the “largest collection” of luxury brands in the area, The Shops at The Bravern are the epitome of high-end, upscale, and designer experiences.

The ultimate shopping experience, The Bravern is a one-stop-shop for your luxe designs, upscale eateries, and luxury living.

Though their eating selection is small, it is mighty and boasts local favorites such as John Howie Steak, the Northwest’s premier steak experience, Mariposa, and Trophy Cupcakes. Recently, they’ve also added Sugar Factory, which is a critically-endorsed sweets factory, making their sweets the ultimate in sugary, designer accessories.

Their shopping experiences include:

  • APM Monaco, a much-loved contemporary fashion jeweler, inspired by Monaco and the South of France specializing in timeless perfection.
  • In a world of unsurpassed quality, Bottega Veneta stands tall with Italian leather goods.
  • Since 1994, David Lawrence displays “a variety of fashion apparel and accessories for the discerning shopper.”
  •  A leader of unique eyewear, Eye Society, employs highly-training professionals to assist in “choosing the ultimate pair of glasses.”
  • Filled with unique interpretations of the world, Grace Collections Galleries, offers a visually majestic style made with quality materials.
  • A reinventor of fashion, Gucci is world-renowned for the world’s most desirable fashions and representing the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality.
  • Rich with heritage and culture, Hermes of Paris brings an enduring take on quality craftsmanship in timeless Paris style.
  • Holly Zhang Pearl Gallery offers specialty designs in pearl jewelry with high-quality pearls from both freshwater and saltwater areas, that are both precious and stunningly stylish.
  • Jimmy Choo defines glamour and style in visionary, luxury brands.
  • Another iconic behemoth of fashion, Louis Vuitton has brought unique and innovative designs into existence since 1854.
  • Combining expertly-researched technology and high-quality craftsmanship, Moncler offers perfection in their outerwear collections.
  • The department store of luxury brands, Neiman Marcus offers a well-edited selection of high-end merchandise.
  • With a passion for a superior product, Oliver Peoples offers an “obsession with service”, alongside their appreciation for relationships with their consumers.
  • A prestigious Swiss brand, Omega is the world’s leading watch manufacturer, with more than 168 years of experience, excellence, and innovation.
  • A well-known name in the world of luxury, Prada exclusively sells sophistication workmanship in the forms of luggage, accessories, and luxury goods.
  • Creating “wearable works of art,” Salvatore Ferragamo remains synonymous with Italian fashion and unrivaled workmanship.
  • Another Italian creator, Tod’s offers three generations of style and excellent taste as a proprietor of high-end shoes and leather goods.
  • Attainable luxury, Tory Burch is a lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear, conceptualized by eclectic sensibility.
  • Unparalleled, Austrian quality, Wolford mixes comfort with “beauty and femininity” to create stunning fashions and innovative collections.

And after shopping, you can book your appointment with Gene Juarez Salon & Spa for an indulgent session of salubrious wellness.

Regardless of if you’re searching for pampering or an indulgent shopping experience, the Bravern in Bellevue covers all your luxurious and high-end needs – and the Bellevue Collection isn’t too far away!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

EASE & COMFORT IN LUCAS HEIGHTS
$1,275,000 • 4227 91st Ave SE, Mercer Island • MLS# 1247315
4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,420 Sq. Ft. • 10,125 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Cynthia Schoonmaker.
CynthiaS@Windermere.com • 206.683.2725 • CynthiaSchoonmaker.com

QUITE & PEACEFUL SETTING
$2,475,000 • 7947 Lake View Lane, Mercer Island • MLS# 1249689
4 Bedrooms • 3.75 Bathrooms • 4,440 Sq. Ft. • 17,586 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com • 206.369.3949 • WindermereDoug.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

11 Perfect Places for University District All-Nighters

11 Perfect Places for University District All-Nighters

Named after the nearby University of Washington, the University District has become the city’s epicenter for learning, shopping, and healthcare; and rightfully so for the aforementioned university, the University Village Shopping Center, and both the Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Care facilities.

Because of its proximity to UW, many surrounding eateries have adapted their hours to fit the typical college-aged person’s lifestyle: late-night food runs and all-nighters.

Some local bars, pubs, and taverns, include:

Many of these places stay open until 2am, with an open kitchen until close. Outside of bars, which there are many, there are only a handful of restaurants that stay up past midnight and into the one or two-ante-merideim time frame.

Memo’s Mexican Food Restaurant is located right on University Way NE and is open 24-hours per day to ensure your Spanish-styled cravings are always met. Open since 2008, they use all-natural ingredients to create their foods and secret recipes “for your dining delight.”

If you’re feeling Mediterranean, you could try the Shawarma King’s Grill. Located right off University Way, it’s conveniently located for your late-night food runs or hungry cram sessions.

The Café on the Ave remains a student hangout stop because of their casual atmosphere and fun crowd of patrons and employees, alike. Its location is easily accessible by public transportation, though parking may be difficult to come by – like many places in the University District. Their menu comprises the usual American diner food, including salads, sandwiches, and burgers.

Speaking of burgers, the Burger and Kabob Hut stays open until 3am Sunday through Thursday, and 4am Friday and Saturday. They offer burgers, delicious kabobs, and fries on the side and amazing shakes for your late-night foodie sessions – and keep in the mind, they have the “usual” burgers, but also chicken masala and the paneer masala burgers, which are a great way to try something outside of the box!

The last “food” place on our list is the Ichiro Teriyaki Restaurant, which offers a menu comprising various Japanese cuisine. They’re open seven days per week until 1 am, so you’ve got plenty of time to include your udon, sukiyaki, poke, katsu, and teriyaki cravings.

The last place on our list is open until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and until 1am Friday and Saturday – and that place is Oasis Tea Zone. Though they do have food, their menu is limited and only consists of snacks such as crispy or steamed tofu, popcorn chicken, and gyoza. Their “main” attraction is their extensive bubble tea menu, which include both dairy and non-dairy versions!

And if all these fail you or just aren’t the type of atmosphere you’re looking for, the University Village Starbucks is open until 1am Sunday through Thursday, and until 2am on Friday and Saturdays – and though that may not be the all-nighter you require, it’s enough to get you jazzed up on coffee or tea for your walk and continued studying home.

You’ll find many places on The Ave that stay up till late, meaning eleven-post-merideim to midnight, but these are some of the fewer favorites that stay up until the wee-hours.

The University District is brimming with life at all hours of the night, which can be a bad thing, but it can also help us be very productive. What are your favorite all-nighter places in Seattle?


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

SPARKLING VIEWS. BRILLIANT INTERIORS. COMMUNITY WATERFRONT.
$2,595,000 • 8059 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island • MLS# 1250735
5 Bedrooms • 3.25 Bathrooms • 3,660 Sq. Ft. • 15,920 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Charlie Sirianni or Erin Sirianni.
SirianniGroup@Windermere.com • 206.992.6151 • SirianniGroup.com
ErinS@Windermere.com • 206.992.5272 • SirianniGroup.com

FREMONT MODERN
$950,000 • 3807 Evanston Ave N #B, Seattle • MLS# 1252276
3 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • 1,445 Sq. Ft. • 1,300 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com

CAREFREE CONDO LIVING
$539,000 • 2930 76th Ave SE #A-302, Mercer Island • MLS# 1250640
2 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms

For more information, please contact Doug McKiernan.
Doug@Windermere.com • 206.369.3949 • WindermereDoug.com

STUNNING CONDO IN USELESS BAY
$409,000 • 2418 James Place #401, Langley • MLS# 1248893
3 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,286 Sq. Ft. • 12,350 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Erin Ewing.
ErinEwing@Windermere.com • 206.354.8228 •  ErinEwing.com

FRESHLY UPDATED BENSON HILL CONDO
$169,000 • 17521 118th Ave SE #A-1, Renton • MLS# 1251972
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • 841 Sq. Ft.

For more information, please contact Cherrie Lee.
Cherrie@Windermere.com • 206.353.8899 • CherrieLeeGroup.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

4 of Washington’s BEST Root Beer Companies

4 of Washington’s BEST Root Beer Companies

Seattle is known for many things, the Seattle Space Needle, an overabundance of breweries, and a bunch of delicious and as-homemade-as-made-can-be root beer companies. Touted as a North American soft drink, the beverage was originally touted for its medicinal uses, since its main ingredient, sarsaparilla, is known for its anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.

Today however, the world enjoys root beer as a recreational beverage, with hundreds, if not thousands, of variations and companies that produce their own distinct flavors across the world, and today we’re sharing our favorite and Washington local root beer beverage proprietors!

The Snoqualmie Brewery offers a nonalcoholic root beer to go along with their other adult beverages. Made with “REAL vanilla extract, REAL cane sugar (no High Fructose Corn Syrup), and LOTS of honey,” they offer a delightful refreshment with a rich and zingy taste.

Born in Port Angeles but raised in Seattle, Bedford’s Craft Soda has offered a variety of yummy beverages since 1984, including their Bedford’s Root Beer which boasts a robust and natural flavor. Brownie Caramel Cream Root Beer is another local and lovable beverage from Mukilteo, Washington. As one might suspect, this root beer offers two distinct palettes: one being the natural sarsaparilla and the other being a creamy caramel. As part of Orca Beverages, both root beers are available throughout Washington and the United States.

Though it was sold in 2007 to a Portland, Oregon based company, Adventure Funds, Thomas Kemper Soda Co. originated in Washington in 1990. The brand owns eight flavors, including their root and birch beers, which offer handcrafted flavor, made with honey and Madagascar vanilla.

Now, you might be curious where you might find these, because one can rarely find them on their local grocery shelves. That’s probably because many large grocers don’t carry them, but don’t fret – there are many local places that do, one of which is the Root Beer Store.

Do you have a favorite, local root beer that we overlooked? Share it with us!


new this week from WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

STUNNING NEW COLONIAL
$3,649,900 • 6224 NE Princeton Way, Seattle • MLS 1246459
4 Bedrooms • 3.75 Bathrooms • 4,930 Sq. Ft. • 7,131 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Codi Nelson.
NelsonCodi@Windermere.com • 206.498.4148 • CodiNelson.com

SCANDINAVIAN-INSPIRED SANTUARY
$1,998,000 • 8448 SE 40th St., Mercer Island • MLS 1237182
4 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • 3,410 Sq. Ft. • 8,818 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura Hsu and Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • RobynAndRachel.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • RobynAndRachel.com

SEATTLE CHARMER
$1,100,000 • 754 N 83rd St., Seattle • MLS 1248596
6 Bedrooms • 2.75 Bathrooms • 2,740 Sq. Ft. • 6,960 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Nicole Demers-Changelo.
Andition@Windermere.com • 206.271.1267 • Andition.com

SEAVIEW CHARMER
$650,000 • 6305 49th Ave SW, Seattle • MLS 1250542
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 1,680 Sq. Ft. • 5,946 Lot Size

For more information, please contact Chad Dierickx.
Chad@Windermere.com • 206.854.3931 • ChadDierickx.com


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018.