Best of the Burbs

14 Seattle Neighborhoods, From Most Affordable to Million-Dollar Homes

Despite those prices, you still want to settle in Seattle?

Nothing beats Seattle on a beautiful day, but high housing prices and low inventory mean its harder and harder for people to afford living here

Megan Lamb and Virginia Smyth

Showcasing the Best of the Seattle Suburbs

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart.

This article appears in print in the March 2018 issue, as part of the “Best of the Burbs” cover story. Click here for the rest of the story. My love of big cities is undoubtedly a direct response to growing up in a small one. Racine, Wisconsin, had a lot going for it back in the ’80s…

Rachel Hart

Tacoma’s Suburban Boom: South Sound Communities are Attracting Seattle Transplants

With housing supply short in Tacoma, home buyers are looking to places like Bonney Lake and Gig Harbor where new housing developments are under way

Bonny Lake

Niki Stojnic

The Best Emerging Neighborhoods in Seattle

These outlying areas are catching on in a big way

White Center’s popularity is growing with new businesses, like Moonshot Coffee, joining old standbys; Proletariat Pizza is a longtime favorite

Niki Stojnic

Best Exurbs Around Seattle: Why Some Locals Are Heading Way, Way Out of Town

In search of affordable housing, some are trading a longer commute time for a quality of life that’s worth the drive.

Port Orchard’s waterfront is part of the town’s appeal

Sheila Mickool

These Seattle Suburbs Have the Most Walkable Downtowns

For those seeking an urban lifestyle, suburban cities with compact and walkable downtowns offer appealing amenities, such as local shops and restaurants, and small-town civic pride

Walkable downtown Kirkland encourages window shopping and people watching

Sheila Mickool

The Best Seattle Suburbs for a Quick Commute

Transit ridership is growing faster in the Puget Sound region than anywhere else in the country. Here are the suburbs where commutes are quick and easy

Kent residents board the Sounder Train at the downtown Kent station; the train ride to Seattle’s King Street Station is just 30 minutes

Niki Stojnic

Best Seattle Suburbs for Affordable Homes

With the median price of homes in Seattle topping $690,000, it’s no wonder many people are willing to trade a little extra commuting time for a reasonably priced place to live.

You can find historic homes in Everett and also new homes that mimic the Craftsman style, complete with porches

Sheila Mickool

The Best Seattle Suburbs For Nature Lovers

It’s no secret that our local environment—from our shorelines to mountaintops and city parks to urban trails—is a major draw and can be an important consideration for home buyers in deciding where to live

The hike to the top of Poo Poo Point near Issaquah offers a stunning payoff.

Sheila Mickool