Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Hunts Point
Hunts Point is located on a small peninsula on Lake Washington just north of Bellevue. Home to just under 500 residents, Hunts Point is an exclusive residential community that has been home to executives of some of the area’s largest companies.
Leigh Hunt acquired the Hunts Point peninsula in the 1870’s with the intention of cutting down the area’s evergreen trees to give himself an unobstructed view of Lake Washington. A clubhouse was built in 1913, and it served as the neighborhood’s social hub until the 1920’s. Before the two floating bridges on Lake Washington connected the Eastside to Seattle, a small ferry ran across the lake daily. Hunts Point was incorporated as a town in 1955.
Points of Interest
Hunts Point is a desirable residential community thanks to its lakeside location and natural surroundings. Its commitment to greenery has resulted in its designation as “Tree City, USA” by the National Arbor Foundation since 1991.