Trailside’s communities are designed for people seeking access to an urban job market as well as a relaxed mountain lifestyle.

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CLE ELUM — Imagine a real estate market that allows you to access Seattle’s workplaces and schools while owning a new home with more land, recreational amenities and mountain access. Sound too good to be to true? Not according to Sean Northrop, the founder of Trailside Homes.

Located 60 minutes east of Issaquah off I-90, Trailside’s communities are designed for people seeking access to an urban job market as well as a relaxed mountain lifestyle, he says.

“Collectively, our team has called the central Cascades home for hundreds of years, but, like others who own a home here, we also have roots in the city and understand the pursuit of a work-life balance,” Northrop says. “If you want a home that combines modern convenience with the privacy and intimacy of a wooded retreat, we have a place for you.”

Trailside is selling homes in four communities: Woods & Steele, Suncadia Resort, Meadow Ridge and Ponderosa Pines. Options range from move-in-ready and predesigned homes to completely customized residences. There is an in-house brokerage service, and a team of homebuilding specialists is available to assist prospective buyers throughout the process.

Living in the central Cascades offers both full- and part-time Trailside homeowners with a range of year-round recreation, including access to trails and USFS land for hiking, biking, skiing and motorized exploration.