It’s a quiet, suburban residential neighborhood whose tree-lined streets are filled with modest homes, as well as some shops and businesses concentrated along Aurora Avenue North.
Population: 53,007 (for all of Shoreline)
Location: Richmond Highlands is in Shoreline north of Seattle and is bounded approximately by 10th Avenue Northwest (and the few cul-de-sac streets off 10th) to the west; Northwest Richmond Beach Road and North 185th Street to the north; Aurora Avenue North to the east; and North 165th Street, then Northwest 175th Street to the south
Why people move to this neighborhood: It’s a quiet, suburban neighborhood whose wooded streets are filled with modest homes, as well as some shops and businesses concentrated along Aurora Avenue North and a couple of small shopping centers near the northern edge. Housing is less expensive here compared with Seattle, and its convenient location next to Aurora and just a few minutes from Interstate 5 means commuting to Seattle and neighboring cities is relatively easy.
Distance from downtown Seattle: Thirteen miles, about 20 minutes by car without traffic
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School district: Shoreline School District
Housing: Modest, midcentury single-family homes and a small number of apartments, including a few modern buildings
Walk score (out of 100): 21 (input for Second Avenue Northwest)
Transit score (out of 100): 41 (input for Second Avenue Northwest)
Bike score (out of 100): N/A
Recreation: The Richmond Highlands Recreation Center at Richmond Highlands Park has a variety of classes and programs open to the public. The Highland Ice Arena hosts skating lessons, hockey games and parties, and nearby Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is popular for its trails, playground and Puget Sound views. The Shoreline Historical Museum on Linden Avenue North provides a glimpse into the city’s history. Boeing Creek Park just southwest provides a quiet forested area with trails and picnic areas.
Zillow Home Value Index: $407,100 (for all of Shoreline) (data as of November 2015)
Zillow Rent Index: $2,066 (for all of Shoreline) (data as of November 2015)