Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie is a rural community 25 miles east of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The town is famous for the spectacular 276-foot-high Snoqualmie Falls; and its historic downtown district and access to the outdoors draw residents and visitors alike. Homes here range from ramblers with mountain views to ranches with pasture lands and high-end homes on wooded lots. All allow plenty of space and fresh air.
Snoqualmie began as a rural logging and farming community, and the arrival of a railroad line in 1889 connected the town to the outside world and brought an influx of tourists, who were attracted by the mountainous scenery. The Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company opened in 1917 as the second all-electric lumber mill in the nation, and later became lumber giant Weyerhaeuser, which is still in business in the area today.
Points of Interest
Snoqualmie’s main draw is Snoqualmie Falls, which attracts 1.5 million visitors per year. Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the falls and is a popular destination for romantic getaways. The Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington, and the town further celebrates its railroad heritage with Snoqualmie Railroad Days, which has been running for 70 years. The Summit at Snoqualmie ski area is also extremely popular, as it is just a short 45-minute drive from Seattle.