Homes in the West of Market Neighborhood of Kirkland, WA

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Homes in the West of Market Neighborhood of Kirkland, WA

Interested in finding homes for sale in the West of Market Neighborhood of Kirkland WA? Click the link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Kirkland. Or, is it time to sell? Learn the value of your West of Market Neighborhood home here.

West of Market House
Historically Significant

The West of Market Neighborhood is a popular Kirkland district with historically significance. It has had a distinctive role in the development of Kirkland starting in the late 1880's when the land was purchased to be part of Peter Kirk's new town. More than 100 years later, in 1999,  The Kirkland Heritage Society was given a grant from the city to conduct an inventory of properties meeting established historic criteria. Over one third of the buildings in this citywide inventory are in the West of Market Neighborhood including two buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, there are nine homes here that are registered with the Historic Society.

What's the West of Market Neighborhood Like?

The West of Market Neighborhood runs along the shoreline of Lake Washington just north of downtown Kirkland to Juanita Bay. Homes here range from quaint to luxury and the residents enjoy panoramic Lake Washington and Olympic Mountain views. There are five distinct parks in the West of Market neighborhood including two that feature waterfront beaches, plus the Juanita Bay wetland preserve. You'll find varying architecture with a mix of old and new homes indicative of the districts transformation over the last 15 years. As the city became more popular, the land more valuable and the views more sought after, the original cottages began to come down to make room for gorgeous high end homes. There are still a few hold-outs however, those who swear they'll never leave their prized shanties. After all, they're not making any more land, right? So, as the market became stronger, the land values began to surge well past the median Kirkland price point of $1,000,000 and suddenly their homes were worth far more than Peter Kirk could ever have imagined. Whether your tastes are grand and luxurious or small and classic, you'll find it West of Market, for a price.
 

What's Going on Nearby the West of Market Neighborhood?

The West of Market Neighborhood is just minutes from the thriving Downtown Kirkland core. You'll find everything from historic pubs to 5 star dining and everything in between. DeLille Cellars has a lovely modern store front which opens onto the the side walk where people watching is at a premium. The Grape Choice has luxurious Champagne tastings during the Holidays and the newly revamped Park Lane Shops is a central gathering place for Kirklanders year round. Soon, Kirkland will be catapulted into a hip new vibe with the construction of the new Kirkland Urban Shopping Plaza featuring a muli-plex theater, a health club, numerous new restaurants and high end retail. Not to worry however, the city is determined to preserve the Beach Town persona despite the progress. Outdoor types will love the endless water activities during the summer and the many walking and biking trails that are at the doorstep of West of Market. There is also a gorgeous new library and a new transit station.

Find out about everything that is nearby to the West of Market Neighborhood including places of worship, banking, shopping, attractions and recreation and much more on my website.

What Schools will the Kids Attend?

If you buy a home for sale in the West of Market Neighborhood, the local schools serving this area are Peter Kirk Elementary School, Kirkland Junior High, and Lake Washington High School. To get local school scores and more information about these schools check out the Kirkland School Reports on my website.School Reports

Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?

If you are interested in the current homes for sale in West of Market Neighborhood of Kirkland WA click on the link. Our 'for sale' property information is a direct feed from the Northwest MLS and is updated multiple times per day. Call Susan of Susan Says Real Estate to arrange a showing of any of these gorgeous homes.

Thank you for reading about our West of Market Neighborhood!

 

Historic information gathered from various sources including

MarketNeighborhood.org and the Kirkland Historic Society, all else is author's original content.

 

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