Lake Hills, is a delightful community in Bellevue, Washington. It’s located in the 98008 zip code and has a population of approximately 12,484 residents. Lake Hills has both a Native American and Asian American heritage as Japanese immigrants farmed land in the area in the early 1900’s. Local land is still being farmed today and fresh farm produce is readily available in the area, including fresh blueberries from the blueberry farm in the neighborhood. New housing started flourished in the 1950’s, with homes specifically built for engineers at Boeing. Homes from this era, low profile “ranch ramblers,” are still very visible in Lake Hills. This community was developed in the late 1950’s and retains much of the charm from that time period. In 1969 the residents of the area determined their interests would be better served by joining Bellevue, and they voted for annexation. The richness of the community lies not only in its open spaces in the form of beautiful parks, but in its trails, wetlands, and the diversity of its residents. The Lake Hills Greenbelt is a wetland area encompassing 172 acres of wetland and woods. This area is home to a wide array of wildlife: coyotes, muskrats, and songbirds. West Lake Hills is home to the ever expanding campus of Bellevue College and Robinswood Community Park. Residents of Lake Hills enjoy all of this natural beauty and easy access to major highways. The main thoroughfare for traffic is 148th Avenue which facilitates traffic flow between Interstate 90 and State Route 520. Another perk to living in Lake Hills, Seattle is a short 19 minute drive away.
Residents in this community often leave their cars parked and take the bus to work. Public transportation is easy to access. Walking and biking are other viable ways to get around this community. Approximately 40% of the population in Lake Hills is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. Sales and service jobs follow closely behind. This community was designed around a central feature, the 6.7 acre Lake Hills Shopping Center, which opened in 1958. The old shopping center now houses the town library and is currently being revamped as a mixed use residential and commercial center. The Samena Swim and Recreation Club, built in 1958 is still a beehive of activity in the community. It is home to both indoor and outdoor pools, and a fitness center. The club offers before and after school programs, summer camps, preschool, fitness, and education programs.
Many of the homes in the Lake Hills area were built in the 1950’s and 1960’s and retain much of the flare of that era. Highly sought after, the mid-century modern style homes are plentiful in Lake Hills. Other styles currently on the market in Lake Hills include traditional, split level ranch, and modern. Both single-family homes and condo are available in Lake Hills giving homebuyers abundant options within a broad price range. Prices for homes in the Lake Hills area range from $218,000 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo to around $1.9 million for a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom single family home with approximately 4,200 square feet. The average price for a single family home in the Lake Hills community is around $421,000. Lake Hills residents are privileged to live in this vibrant, ethnically diverse suburb of Seattle. The bonus is, it feels rural because of all the open spaces and surrounding parks.
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