Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Carnation

Carnation is a rural community of 1,768 residents set in a rich agricultural valley just east of Sammamish. Farms and green space dominate the landscape here, and residents have plenty of room to stretch out on large lots.


The town of Carnation – originally named Tolt after the river of the same name that flows through the town – was renamed in 1910 after the Carnation Dairy, which operated a farm in the area. Farming remains central to Carnation’s identity today.

Points of Interest

Framed by the Cascade foothills and located where the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers meet, Carnation is in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the Northwest. Carnation offers biking, hiking, camping, and fishing and is home to many unique shops and restaurants including Remlinger Farms and Harvold Berry Farm, where visitors can pick their own berries during the summer months. Carnation is home to several historical landmarks, including the Entwhistle House and Hjertoos Farm.