Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Windermere

Windermere is a northeast Seattle neighborhood that sits on the shores of Lake Washington, just north of Laurelhurst. Windermere is noted for having some of Seattle’s premier private homes with large manicured lots, and views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier.

History

While the Windermere area was initially settled as potential farmland, its appeal as a private, quiet residential area eventually won out. The neighborhood was annexed to Seattle in 1910, and people began building homes about 30 years later. Little has changed since Windermere’s early years, and many of its stately homes are original.

Points of Interest

While there is no central business district in Windermere, its proximity to Sandpoint Way provides countless options for dining and shopping. The Windermere Private Park and Beach Club is a popular summer destination, featuring an outdoor pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts; and Magnuson Park borders the neighborhood to the north. The popular Burke-Gilman Trail passes through Windermere on its route from Ballard to the Eastside.

Demographics

Windermere Seattle
Median Household Income $81,866 $45,736
Single Males 11% 23%
Single Females 9% 18%
Median Age 37 37
Homes With Kids 34% 18%
Average Household Size 2 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 24 26