Lake Washington Waterfront Homes

Lake Washington is the Seattle area's largest lake, as well as its most popular fresh water location for boating, fishing, and water sports.  Many of Seattle's most exclusive waterfront neighborhoods reside on Lake Washington, including Medina and Mercer Island.  Executives from Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Starbucks, Nintendo, Paccar, and Expediters International live on Lake Washington, as well as many professional athletes from the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, and former Seattle SuperSonics.  There are also some neighborhoods on the lake with less-expensive homes at more moderate prices.

Lake Washington waterfront homes vary significantly as you make your way around the lake.  Starting at the Northwest corner, Lake Forest Park has some waterfront homes in Sheridan Beach that have a nice suburban feel as well as a tight-knit community.  Moving South into Seattle, Cedar Park has many hillside homes near Lake Washington and houses right on top of the lake along the shoreline.  The neighborhoods stay quiet and residential as you move further South into Matthews Beach, which also has a nice waterfront community park.

Northeast Seattle's Windermere and Laurelhurst have some of Lake Washington's most luxurious Seattle homes.  These are often on large estates, facing East toward the lake or South toward Union Bay.  Closer to central Seattle we have Madison Park, Washington Park, and Denny Blaine.  These are historic Seattle communities where city founders lived, and the waterfront locations are magnificent.

Leschi and Mt Baker come next along the shore, and there's more of an active lifestyle here, with bikers, boaters, restaurants, and shops right on the waterfront.  Seward Park returns to the quiet feel, with plenty of luxury waterfront homes and access to its namesake park nearby. 

Southeast Seattle has some of the least-expensive waterfront locations including Rainier Beach and Bryn Mawr.  These neighborhoods have quick access from Lake Washington's shores to downtown Seattle or the SeaTac airport.

Making our way out of Seattle to the Southeast side of Lake Washington, we find the Kennydale neighborhood.  Homes here sit right on the shore of the lake with quiet, dead-end streets leading up to them.  These are the most inexpensive waterfront homes on the Eastside.

Heading North, Bellevue has waterfront homes on canals in Newport Shores, and along Lake Washington in Enatai, Beaux Arts, and Meydenbauer Bay.  Just North of Meydenbauer, Bellevue transitions into Medina.  Medina (and Evergreen Point), Hunts Point, and Yarrow Point are known as "The Points" and have some of the most valuable waterfront locations in the Northwest.

Kirkland has many waterfront condos as well as houses.  Moving North from its downtown, the landscape becomes more rural as you travel from West of Market to Juanita, Champagne Point, and Holmes Point.  Rounding out the Lake Washington waterfront properties at the Northeast corner is Kenmore, with homes on the lake and on the Sammamish River which drains into it.

Lake Washington Waterfront Homes For Sale

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