The South Rose Hill neighborhood in Kirkland is one of thirteen neighborhoods and is located on the south east corner of Kirkland. 85th street is the boundary between the North and South Rose Hill neighborhoods. In the early 1900s Rose Hill was covered with beautiful pink rose bushes ... voila the neighborhood was named.
There are so many facets that residents love about this neighborhood such as the peace and quiet, well maintained homes, highly attended neighborhood association meetings and easy access to pretty much everywhere. Not to mention a Kirkland address with a more affordable price tag! Home prices range from the low $200Ks - the high $800Ks. The median price is $465,000.
There are still a few remaining homes built from the early 1900's and several built in the 50's and 60's; however remodels and newer construction are quite common here and some vacant land parcels are on the market.
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Residents enjoy many amenities on 70th and 85th main arterials including Costco, neighborhood restaurants like Pegasus Pizza, Tech City Bowling, Safeway grocery store and of course Starbucks. Plus they have easy access to the freeway and downtown Kirkland is just on the other side of I-5.
Lake Washington Senior High and Rose Hill Elementary schools are located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood as well as the Holy Family Parish School (pre-school through 8th grade). The junior high school is Rose Hill Junior High located just east in the Grass Lawn neighborhood.
The South Rose Hill Neighborhood Association is combined with the Bridle Trails neighborhood. The association is well attended and residents take good care of their properties and community.
Two parks are located in the South Rose Hill neighborhood in Kirkland: the newest one is Rose Hill Meadows Park, located in the center of the neighborhood; a pretty setting with picnic benches, a covered seating area and an open lawn for lots of play. A portion of this park is a native growth area with streams and wetlands to instill a wildlife habitat. Tucked away on the south side of the neighborhood is South Rose Hill Park. At one end is 70th Street, and at the other end is the quiet neighborhood. Entering from 72nd Street you will follow a short trail with lots of tall trees and birds. The park welcomes you with benches, grass, swings and a playground.