This month’s issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine features their annual “Best Places to Live”. What strikes me is their number one pick is[photopress:seattlemet.jpg,thumb,alignright] not any where near Seattle; nor is it “metropolitan”. It’s Kent. I’m not knocking Kent. In fact, my main office is head quartered on the East Hill of Kent and I grew up in south east King County. It just seems out of place to have 40% of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Best Places to Live be outside of Seattle city limits.
Here is the Best Places to Live according to SMM with the median home price:
- Kent $278,500
- Lower Queen Anne $289,000
- High Point $315,990
- Belltown $324,450
- Victory Heights/Pinehurst $356,750
- Rainier Vista $390,000
- South Lake Union $394,000
- Issaquah Highlands $569,950
- Somerset $697,500
- Yarrow Point $1,500,000
Is SMM out of neighborhoods in Seattle they feel are worthy? Are they searching for newly constructed fresh neighborhoods…Seattle is pretty darn old, afterall.
Last year, Eileen covered SMMs 2006 Best Neighborhoods on RCG. She asked why not Burien? Which I agree–Burien continues to be completely overlooked and…in my opinion, so is Des Moines. Both of these neighborhoods are technically “Seattle”.
What Seattle neighborhoods would have made your top 10 that are not receiving recognition on this years list?