When Outside magazine names a town as one of the most livable cities in the country or dubs a town as “The Best Place to Live,” take note. If “livable” means a place full of emerging artists and musicians alongside foodies who seek out cutting edge cuisine in a historic, reclaimed downtown, then this is the place for you. No surprise that Sunset magazine calls Issaquah the “Best Suburb.”
Downtown Issaquah is a great Seattle suburb just 15 miles east of bustling Seattle in a beautiful, green area where repurposing and preservation are valued. Here you’ll have the urban vibe you seek and the natural beauty and culture you treasure.
Your days in Downtown Issaquah might be filled by playing in the parks, hang gliding over the lake, or visiting the salmon hatchery to see how the fry are doing. You might stroll along historic Front Street visiting studios and meeting local artisans, while catching the scent of flavorful sushi or barbeque. You might even listen to a funky band rev up for an evening show. Sunset may find you at the local brewery where innovative brewmasters turn hops and yeasts into unexpected concoctions, and where premier wine tastings abound. In Issaquah you have a full menu of food and culture you’d expect in a metropolitan center—but in smaller portions.
“Best Place to Live?” Where else can you find a gallery located in a century-old hardware store featuring over 80 artists? How many other towns have theatres putting on live musical productions all year long? And where else can you get all this with free parking!
A few buildable lots are still up for grabs, and available apartments, condos and single-family homes are scattered throughout the area. But as you can imagine, potential buyers need to be ready to act swiftly, because homes in Downtown Issaquah do not stay on the market for long. If you are ready to love life among the Historically Hip, visit Downtown Issaquah.