Kirkland is an ideal location for luxury living in the Pacific Northwest with its gorgeous waterfront setting, charming downtown and alluring parks. The city combines small-town livability and urban accessibility. Situated on the eastern banks of Lake Washington, Kirkland is only 11 miles from Downtown Seattle and 5 miles from Bellevue. This convenient location has made the area a popular home for local tech professionals as well as families and retirees. Most experts will agree that Kirkland has one of the fastest-growing housing markets in Washington.
The most popular neighborhood for potential buyers is the Market-Downtown district. This area is home to an array of restaurants, art galleries and the Kirkland Performance Center. With so many nearby amenities and great access to the waterfront, downtown residents enjoy one of the most livable neighborhoods in the Greater Seattle area. While the cost of living may be higher downtown, the median value for homes in the district is more than $800,000 with home values continuing to increase.
Just inland from the Market-Downtown district, prospective buyers will find the neighborhoods of Norkirk and Highlands. Home prices and cost of living are lower in these areas; however, residents still enjoy access to many amenities and local parks. Those interested in Kirkland luxury condos may find better deals in these inland neighborhoods.
Individuals looking for Kirkland waterfront property should be prepared to act quickly. Most downtown homes overlooking the lake don't stay on the market for long. More Kirkland waterfront homes for sale can be found in the Moss Bay and Lakeview neighborhoods, which are just south of downtown. In addition to sporting wonderful lakeside views, homes in these areas are near Bridle Trails State Park, Watershed Park and Northwest University.