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Living, Learning and Growing in Shoreline

November 2, 2020

Living, Learning and Growing in Shoreline

Offering classic Puget Sound beauty combined with the convenience of suburban living, Shoreline became an official city in 1995 after decades of being an unincorporated area in King County. With over 53,000 people calling Shoreline home, residents are drawn to the inclusive neighborhoods, excellent public school system and proximity to amenities and attractions. Blue Fern Homes recognized the appeal of the increasingly popular Seattle suburb, and built multiple communities in some of the best neighborhoods to help homeowners experience life in Shoreline. Read on for what to expect and how you can find the perfect home for your family in this highly desirable suburb. 

Activities and entertainment 

Shoreline’s mixed suburban-urban environment has brought a diverse community of residents and businesses to the area. Local government has worked since the city’s official incorporation to support new and growing businesses to cultivate a strong local economy and sense of community.

Shoreline’s mixed suburban-urban environment has brought a diverse community of residents and businesses to the area. Local government has worked since the city’s official incorporation to support new and growing businesses to cultivate a strong local economy and sense of community.

In addition to unique restaurants and retail shops, there are many family-friendly activities to partake in. The seasonal Shoreline Farmers Market brings dozens of vendors from surrounding areas, local food trucks, and even community-based donation drives. From the breathtaking views of Puget Sound to nature trails and beach access, Shoreline offers more than 400 acres of public parks and open space for people of all ages to enjoy. Tennis and pickleball courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds encourage healthy physical activity, and residents with furry companions can enjoy multiple off-leash dog parks. 

Arts and culture enthusiasts can look forward to multiple annual and ongoing events, both indoor and outdoor, put on by the public arts program. A quick drive or light-rail ride into Seattle opens you up to an expansive arts, culture and entertainment scene. 

Employment opportunities  

Employers in Shoreline city limits include the previously mentioned retail and restaurant industries, construction and manufacturing companies, the education sector and healthcare providers. Lucky for working professionals, Shoreline is a quick commute to one of the most booming economies in the country. Seattle has a substantial number of job opportunities and unique, large-scale employers in technology, healthcare and manufacturing industries. 

Highly rated schools  

Shoreline School District has actually been around longer than the city itself, and it's one of the main draws that brings families to this particular suburb. The district aims to provide a collaborative learning community that engages all students in learning the academic and work-life skills needed to achieve their individual potential and become responsible citizens. With nine elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, Shoreline residents can know that their school-aged children are receiving a top-notch education from one of the top 10 best school districts in the Seattle area. 

Accessible new-construction homes

With the price of homes in the Seattle area skyrocketing over the past decade, people are looking for ways to get the best house for them with their budget. While Shoreline has an inventory of older homes, bidding wars and price gouging can make them pretty inaccessible to the average homebuyer (not to mention the inevitable upgrades and fixes that are required when buying an older home). Blue Fern Homes wanted to provide the best in new-construction, modern townhome living to the people of Shoreline, leading to the development of several communities in the most sought-after neighborhoods. Although our 1st Avenue Townhomes sold out quickly, buyers can still get a jump on available units at Cromwell Crossing. You can also be one of the first to buy at our upcoming communities in Echo Lake: Meridian West is nearing completion now and Meridian East will be finished in August 2021.  

For more information or to schedule a tour of one of our townhomes, contact us today. 


 

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