Laurelhurst sits in a commanding position, a peninsula jutting out into Lake Washington with views of the University of Washington, Mount Rainier, and the Eastside. With a secluded feeling, this neighborhood houses some of the most sought-after waterfront real estate in Seattle, as well as countless beautiful traditional homes. With a beach club and finely manicured streets, Laurelhurst is always near the top of Seattle luxury home buyers' lists.
Laurelhurst has a large green field named Laurelhurst Playfield in 4544 NE 41st St located in the middle of Laurelhurst and near Laurelhurst Community Center. Laurelhurst Playfield has a playground for kids, tennis courts, a baseball field, bathrooms, and open spaces for games. Laurelhurst neighborhood has mini-parks in the southern part of the neighborhood like Belvoir Place in 3659 42nd Ave NE. It is a small waterfront park with a small grass field, a small dock, and a great view of Union Bay. No playground and no Swimming area on Belvoir Place. Other mini parks are the Laurelhurst Triangle in 3325 E Laurelhurst Dr NE, and Sun Park in 4606 NE 47th St located north of Laurelhurst Elementary School. And if you're looking for a swimming area, there's Laurelhurst Beach Club (206-524-2010, laurelhurstbeachclub.com) in 5041 NE Laurelcrest Ln located in southeastern Laurelhurst.
One of the Schools in Laurelhurst is the Villa Academy in 5001 NE 50th St located west of Laurelhurst. Villa Academy(206-524-8885, thevilla.org) is a Catholic school that offers programs from PreK to 8th grade. Other schools in Laurelhurst are Laurelhurst Elementary School (public school, 206-252-5400, laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org) in 4530 46th Ave NE located north of Laurelhurst Park, and UW Children's Center at Laurel Village (206-525-5122, haggardchildcare.com/uw-laurel-village) in 4200 Mary Gates Memorial Dr NE #200 located west of Laurelhurst. The nearest Seattle Public Libraries are the University Branch in 5009 Roosevelt Way NE located west of Laurelhurst, and the Northeast Branch in 6801 35th Ave NE located northwest of Laurelhurst. And if you're looking for a hospital, there's Seattle Children's Hospital at 4800 Sand Point Way NE located in western Laurelhurst. Other nearest hospitals are in the west of Laurelhurst like Transgender Health Care (Virginia Mason University Village) in 2671 NE 46th St, Hall Health Center (HHC) in University of Washington 4060 E Stevens Way NE, and UW Medical Center in 4225 Roosevelt Way NE.
Laurelhurst has few local businesses like City People Sandpoint True Value (Hardware store, truevalue.com) in 5440 Sand Point Way NE located northern Laurelhurst, Sand Point Village (Shopping mall) in 5400 Sand Point Way NE located northern Laurelhurst, Laurelhurst Museum Quality Framing (Picture frame shop) in 3717 NE 45th St located west of Laurelhurst, and Flooring America Seattle (Flooring store) in 3605 NE 45th St located western Laurelhurst. And there's a supermarket named Metropolitan Market Sand Point (metropolitan-market.com/locations/sand-point) at 5250 40th Ave NE located north of Burke-Gilman Playground Park.
Some residents in Laurelhurst will go shopping or dining in the west of Laurelhurst. Shops and restaurants available in the area are Safeway (Grocery store) at 3020 NE 45th St, Evereve University Village (Women's clothing store) in 2637 NE 46th St, Victoria's Secret & PINK (Lingerie store) in 2695 NE University Village St D-22, QFC Grocery store in 2746 NE 45th St, Ba Bar University Village (Vietnamese restaurant) in 2685 NE 46th St #2503, Din Tai Fung (Taiwanese restaurant) in 2621 NE 46th St, and many more. Homes in the Laurelhurst area have recently sold for between $619.9k and $11.4 million. To see today's real estate listings in Laurelhurst, Seattle, please click the link below.
The Laurelhurst neighborhood is located in North Seattle. Homes for sale in Laurelhurst include foreclosures (bank-owned homes), short sales, new construction, and traditional resale homes. Home styles range from condos to townhomes and single-family homes.
Laurelhurst is a residential neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is bounded on the northeast by Ivanhoe Place N.E., beyond which is Windermere; on the northwest by Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 45th Street, beyond which are Hawthorne Hills, Ravenna, and University Village; on the west by Mary Gates Memorial Drive N.E., beyond which is the East Campus of the University of Washington; on the southwest by Union Bay; and on the east by Lake Washington. Seattle Children's Hospital is located in its northwest corner. Once a seasonal campground of the Duwamish people, the neightborhood has been a part of Seattle since its annexation in 1910.
The community center is an official city landmark. The Laurelhurst Beach Club, Laurelhurst Park, and its Laurelhurst Community Center serve as gathering places.
Laurelhurst has had several famous residents, including Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, who rented a house on the waterfront one summer while filming a movie; Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side, who lived in Laurelhurst before moving to Windermere; musician Duff McKagan, bassist for Guns N' Roses; and Bill Gates, who lived as a young child in Wallingford before moving to the neighborhood, where his father Bill Gates Sr. still lives.
The neighborhood is one of the most expensive in Seattle, with median home prices around $1,649,000, over double the overall Seattle median of $735,000, as of September 2018.
The name Laurelhurst dates from between 1906 and 1909, when Joseph McLaughlin and R.F. Booth, incorporated under the name McLaughlin Realty Company, acquired property from several owners in the already established areas of Scottish Heights and Yesler Village. They established a new plat, introduced the new name, brought in water, electricity, and sewer services, but failed to attract a streetcar line.
"Laurel" stands for the plant name Laurel and "hurst" means "wood" in archaic English.
Laurelhurst is home to Laurelhurst Elementary School, Villa Academy, an independent grade school, the Wu Hsing Tao School, and the Seattle Midwifery School.
The community is served by the North Seattle Herald-Outlook, which prints a weekly edition, and the Laurelhurst Blog, an online neighborhood news source with daily updates.
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