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Old 03-19-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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Bloom, If you can go to 750k, consider nice historic neighborhoods like Greenwood, North Ballard (Crown Hill, Loyal Heights), Wedgwood and maybe even Maple Leaf. If you are okay with mid century architecture, Broadview is lovely. The difference in home between 500k and 750k is striking. Of all of those, I think the best price to value, evolving area, future good investment winner is Greenwood. It's also just a fun, vibrant place to live. I live really close to there.
Thanks though I did say above outside of Seattle city.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:36 AM
 
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Thought you meant outside of central Seattle, sorry. I think of the northern Seattle neighborhoods as distinct from the core. You will find a few historic home pockets in Edmonds and Mukilteo but as mentioned, many more in Everett and Snohomish, Everett the most. There are some beauties, for $750k you can be on the Grand Ave bluff overlooking Puget Sound in a vintage classic. Moderator cut: see note

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Old 03-21-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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I can remember, in the mid-60s, when Bellevue had only one stop-light. Our current suburbs don't date back much further than that. Most "development" in suburban areas outside of Seattle took place post-60s - prior to that you're mostly talking estates, farms, or tree-stands, with some towns sprinkled around. While some pockets of "classic" houses from the early-60s or earlier do exist in the suburbs, most are inside the municipal boundaries of Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett.

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Old 03-22-2016, 11:06 PM
 
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As far as "easterly" options, you will find more than a few "historic" homes (primarily Craftsmans and bungalows) in Monroe, some in North Bend, a few in Snoqualmie too.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:56 PM
 
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I can remember, in the mid-60s, when Bellevue had only one stop-light. Our current suburbs don't date back much further than that. Most "development" in suburban areas outside of Seattle took place post-60s - prior to that you're mostly talking estates, farms, or tree-stands, with some towns sprinkled around. While some pockets of "classic" houses from the early-60s or earlier do exist in the suburbs, most are inside the municipal boundaries of Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett.
There are quite a few old, old houses in Renton and Kent also.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:02 AM
 
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I like hardwood floors that creak a bit when you walk on them.
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