If you are thinking about relocating to Shoreline Washington, before you begin looking for homes for sale in Shoreline, WA, you may want to learn a little bit more about what the Shoreline, Washington neighborhoods (zip codes 98155, 98133, and 98177) are actually like as a place to live, work and play.
Doubtless you must have heard good things about this small city north of Seattle, WA. From Shoreline’s excellent Shoreline School District, to it’s many parks, easy freeway access and hugging Aurora Avenue/Highway 99, a major north-south arterial, Shoreline is a highly-sought after, family-friendly community attracting businesses, renters and home owners.
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Many Shoreline residents first decided to move to Shoreline, WA when they found out they had gotten a job in downtown Seattle. Shoreline is a great place to commute from and has easy access South to Seattle and North to Everett. Many people bike or drive to one of the numerous Park and Ride bus stops along I-5. One of the most popular is at the church 175th Street and Meridian, one block from the freeway entrance, and adjacent to Cascade K-8 Elementary School. There is also a light rail station being built at 185th Street near I-5 and the Shoreline Stadium.
In addition to good schools and freeway access, Shoreline has a number of nice parks and outdoor activities, too. In the summer, the City of Shoreline hosts Fun-Runs along the Interurban Trail which follows the north-south route of Aurora, past the YMCA, Sky Nursery and Dunn Lumber.
Paramount Park is a sunny open acre with a little-and-big-kids playground with swings and slides, two dirt baseball fields popular with Little Leaguers, picnic shelters, a highly-frequented skateboard park, and soccer fields. On select summer evenings, star-gazing nights are hosted here.
The City of Shoreline also hosts many outdoor events – summer evenings they offer concerts in the park every week, there are also lunch-time musical performances catering to mommy-and-me ensembles. They have a great public library system (KCLS.org) with Toddler Reading Times during the school year which are a boon for stay-at-home parents who are looking for fun, free activities to do with their little ones. Those with a green thumb, but a shady yard can rent a Pea-Patch garden space, a few dozen-or-so plots are made available in several local parks, Pea Patches are suitable for growing tomatoes, blueberries and friendships, as you can get to know your Shoreline Neighbors while tending your crops.
Shoreline is home a wider variety of people and housing options than nearby Lake Forest Park. Buses run regularly along Aurora Avenue and there are many businesses and apartment buildings along this business corridor. Aside from this main arterial and the Interstate, Shoreline is primarily residential. It features mainly 50-year old family homes, which are slowly being upgraded and remodeled by their owners or torn down and replaced by developers building new condos and townhomes as the city plan seeks to increase housing density.
If you are wondering if relocating to Shoreline, Washington is a good fit for you and your family, feel free to reach out. Emily Cressey owner of HomePro Associates is a licensed real estate broker in Washington State affiliate with HomeSmart in Seattle. We are here to serve and answer all your questions about moving to Shoreline and what it’s really like living in the Seattle, Washington area!