For wine-lovers, there's no place in the Northwest quite like Woodinville. With its more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms, this region is truly a sommelier's paradise. Of course, there's more to Woodinville than just tastings, art walks and festivals. The small town is conveniently located in the Sammamish River Valley, a beautiful area that's just 25 miles north of Downtown Seattle. While Woodinville attracts many weekend tourists looking to escape the city, the town is just as popular with affluent homeowners.
With its low crime rate and excellent schools, Woodinville is known for having one of the strongest housing markets in the state. Between 2014 and 2016, the median listing price for a Woodinville home rose from $650,000 to over $800,000. Property investors can expect home values to increase even more after the completion of Woodinville Village and other attractions.
Local homeowners tend to be slightly more affluent, earning about 40 percent more than the average Washington resident. The majority of Woodinville citizens work in the tech industry and commute to Seattle or nearby suburbs such as Kirkland and Redmond. Woodinville's small-town atmosphere is attractive to all ages so its median resident is 39.5 years old, which is about three years older than the state median.