Laurelhurst & Sandpoint

From U District north to Maple Leaf or east to Windermere, the
neighborhoods are as varied as the price point. With plenty of
options to shop and dine and a close commute to downtown,
calling this locale home is easy to do. Each neighborhood has a
unique identity giving you plenty of options when deciding where
you might want to live.

Liveability: 80

Amenities: A+

Commute to Downtown: 8.3 miles / 25 minutes

Transit Options: Bus 62 or E line

Walker Score: 54

The History of Laurelhurst & Sandpoint

Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood, located on the Seattle (western) shore of Lake Washington, is a peninsula that extends into the Union Bay part of the lake. Laurelhurst’s western boundary is University Village and the University of Washington campus. Union Bay forms the southern boundary, Lake Washington the eastern boundary, and Sand Point and Windermere the northern boundary. It was once a seasonal campground of Duwamish Indians. During the 1860s, King County’s first sheriff built a homestead there, and Henry Yesler (1810-1892) built a sawmill. By 1887, the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad (on a route followed today by the Burke-Gilman trail) had reached Laurelhurst. Seattle annexed Laurelhurst in 1910, and today it is a high-end community close to the University of Washington with easy access to downtown. It is also the home of the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, which moved to the neighborhood in 1953.

Under a variety of official designations, Sand Point, a peninsula in north Seattle that juts into Lake Washington, served for almost 50 years as an air base, aviation training center, and aircraft repair depot for the U.S. Navy. Growing eventually to more than 400 acres, the Sand Point Naval Air Station hosted at its peak during World War II more than 5,600 Naval personnel, more than 2,400 civilian workers, and hundreds of aircraft. Units trained at Sand Point participated in some of the critical battles in the Pacific war.

Laurelhurst & Sandpoint Snapshot

10/2020 compared to 10/2019

Active Listings: 646


Median Sales prices: $735k


Pending Listings: 508


Days on Market: 20


Sold Listings: 550


Interest Rates: 2.875%


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Laura was amazing. We had some interesting circumstances with a job change that required a very quick move. On top of being extremely knowledgeable about the market, she was so helpful and responsive in helping prepare the house for the move, from initial conversation to listing happened in less  than a week and our first offer within 24 hrs. Furthermore, when we ran into some appraisal issues, she was extremely helpful in navigating the negotiation process.” -Matt & Jess

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