Lake Forest Park, WA Real Estate News

Sheridan Beach Club Homes:  Sheridan Beach Community Club Boundaries, Beach Rights, More!  Lake Forest Park Beach Rights come in three forms currently:  access at the public dock deeded to the city in the 1990's, Lake Forest Park Civic Club Homes, or the Sheridan Beach Community Club Homes.  Each has its perks, but Lake Forest Park waterfront beach rights through either the Civic Club or the Community Club are very desirable. The Sheridan Beach Community Club is a shared waterfront beach club centered around life on the waters of Lake Washington as well as the on site pool open during the season (parts of May through parts of September)  (Swim Club). Sheridan Beach Club Homes also enjoy other great perks of membership - Besides the waterfront beach at the Sheridan Beach Community Club, ...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
(Cooper | Cartwright)
Lake Forest Park Civic Club Homes: Got Beach Rights?  The Seattle suburb of Lake Forest Park rests on the banks of beautiful Lake Washington which offers some of the warmest and calmest Seattle beaches in the area. There are three ways to hit the beach in Lake Forest Park, but one of them is the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.  Only certain homes in the city fall within the Lake Forest Park Civic Club Boundaries and get to have all the perks including Lake Forest Park beach rights!  The Lake Forest Park Civic Club homes also enjoy access to the clubhouse and other great features of the Club.  Dock, boat launch, more! According to the member site, Lake Forest Park Civic Club Homes with Beach rights are in the following deeded area of Lake Forest Park: Lake Forest Park Civic Club Homes DEEDE...
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Lake Forest Park WA - living - the video store is gone and a much needed fully stocked hardware store is nicely showcased on the center of the NorthEast upper Lake Forest Park Mall.  They have some great stuff in here and all the displays are quite attractive - great use of space here - go check it out! You can have your breakfast at the Honey Bear Bakery inside Third Place Books and then wander over to pick up all the tools you need for getting your household chores done!  Lake Forest Park Towne Centre is definitely improved:)
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Lake Forest Park Real Estate: Market Update 2010 - Feb 2010 comments - The average price of homes in Lake Forest Park has dropped to the tune of roughly 20-25% since 2007.  This is surprising to me given the sheer volume of amenities that Lake Forest Park has to offer - the parks and shopping are wonderful.  The city is waterfront on the banks of Lake Washington, and there are wonderful waterfront facilities for all depending on what part of the city you live in (Civic Club if within boundaries, Sheridan Beach Community Club if you are in those boundaries, and then of course there is the city owned waterfront park which many won't tell you about (Lyon Creek Waterfront Park)...Lake Forest Park has a wonderful farmer's market and some great merchants.  I could go on with all the reasons t...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
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Lake Forest Park WA Community Info: Lake Forest Park WA is full of natural beauty and is all in all just a wonderful community!  It is a great alternative to city living, but still close enough in to take full advantage of all Seattle has to offer.  Here are some of the Lake Forest Park WA things you may not have known: Speeding STRONGLY discouraged with many speed traps and camera tickets especially around schools. Hybrid drivers welcome! Lots of trees! Farmers Market Beach Access even if not deeded through one of the private clubs through public park Want to know more about Lake Forest Park Wa and Lake Forest Park Living? Here is a link to a Lake Forest Park Community Guide: Lake Forest Park WA Living You can also find more info here: Lake Forest Park Blog              
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On Sunday, November 29th the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council presents Magical Strings Celtic Yuletide Concert. Now in it's 31st year, Magical Strings will be performing at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m.  As many families and fans in the community have made this a holiday tradition, tickets will go fast.  Phil and Pam Bonding, the center of this musical whirl of Holiday sparkle, are magical at holiday time.  Yuletide Concert Magical Strings Ensemble The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park concert is the first of their holiday series (which goes from Portland to Mount Vernon) is, according to Phil, "always exciting, the energy is up and high because it's the first show of the season."  This year is specially special...Brittany Bonding, one of their five children, has retur...
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Tuesday evening, as part of the "Lighten the Load and Light Up the Future" project in Lake Forest Park, Piper Lauri Salogga of Natural Balance (Seattle), spoke to a group on "Peace and Vitality, Living Intentionally in Your Home." The lecture was supposed to go from 7 to 8:30, but at 9:30 participants were still eagerly questioning Piper, whose sparkling intensity won her instant fans.  At that moment, for everyone in the room, the most important thing was to understand how our arrangement and choices in our homes are affecting our moods, energy, ability to move forward in life, in fact. The school custodian, however, was begging us to leave so he could close up, and a last few eager questioners gathered around Piper in the dark chilly parking lot, unwilling to let her go. Explaining th...
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What is our Lake Forest Park community like?  It's a vibrant, happening place with a lot going on and the ability to take advantage of all the neighboring community events, with Seattle Center a 25 minute drive.  Here in our own backyard we have a variety of events, many built around Lake Forest Park Towne Center, a wonderful venue for all kinds of community activities. happening events: Build Trail at Cole Nature ParkVolunteers are needed Saturdays 9-3 until the trail is completedConstruction starts Oct. 3, 2009Bring water, lunch, &; work glovesCole Nature Park is at 16715 30th Ave NE The Gallery at Towne Center "The World Around II"  Oct 15 - Nov 22This exhibit features the paintings of Helen Drummond and Jan Primous and photographs of John Armstrong.  These are 3 artists whose work d...
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Free Lecture, Clear It Out, Creating and Maintaing Order  by Sara Eisen, Nest, Seattle(LFP Elementary, Tuesday 10/13, 7-8:30 p.m.)What to Bring:  The contents of your junk drawer in a bag; this will be fun! If anyone has a free night the next four Tuesday nights, I have a great suggestion for you!  As part of a fundraiser for Lake Forest Park Elementary, we have a FREE lecture series going on aimed at learning methods for decluttering, feng shui and energy clearing our homes!  Five local experts have volunteered their time to get us going on our decluttering.  After the first lecture (by Elizabeth Schermer of Fundamental Feng Shui, I'll blog about it), every participant I talked to had gone home and started right away on one closet or another, some area of their home.  My own family rea...
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Lake Forest Park Photo Enforcement Speed Cameras... You should never speed anyway, but anyone knows that there are two places you should know you will be caught speeding in:  Seattle Suburbs Brier WA and Lake Forest Park WA.  It is practically common knowledge for anyone living there or even driving through.  Well Lake Forest Park has come up with a great tool to make sure to keep would be speeders in check - cameras that video tape speeders in school zones. From the City of Lake Forest Park WA website - "Lake Forest Park launches photo enforcement program to reduce speed violations in school zones To increase pedestrian and vehicle safety in Lake Forest Park, the City is launching a new "photo enforcement program" aimed at reducing speed violations in school zones on NE 178th Street an...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
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Great Harvest Bread Co. in Lake Forest Park WA:  baking up some wholesome goodness! I have been to Great Harvest Bread Companies before, but had no idea they were individually owned and the Great Harvest in Lake Forest Park, Washington is at the top of my list!  This locally owned small business has been creating wonderful wholesome food and giving back to the community they serve! If  you haven't been to Great Harvest in Lake Forest Park, then you should go experience it because THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.  This local Lake Forest Park bread company offers up a lot more than bread and has some great eat in options with amazing soups of the day (Today's soup is Broccoli Cheddar) and a made to order sandwich bar among other fabulous items.  My very favorite spot to stop for a sandwich is right...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
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Sheridan Beach Real Estate in the Seattle Suburb of Lake Forest Park, Washington - this is a wonderful Seattle waterfront neighborhood! Sheridan Beach is right across from the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre in the heart of Lake Forest Park WA - it is a small waterfront community with some amazing homes!  The waterfront Sheridan Beach homes in Lake Forest Park are on the banks of Lake Washington and have wonderful low to no bank water frontage.  The other homes in Sheridan Beach are all also close to not only the water, but the Burke Gilman trail and all that lake Forest Park has to offer. Wondering what it might cost to get into Sheridan Beach in Lake Forest Park? Sheridan Beach real estate has a large range due to the nature of its boundaries to the East and West.  On the West side is B...
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By Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841
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Horizon View real estate in Lake Forest Park WA - this is a great neighborhood in the Seattle suburb of Lake Forest Park Washington!  Horizon View is the highest point in Lake Forest Park and because of that the homes here tend to have some great views!  The Horizon View neighborhood has views of Lake Washington, the Cascades, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and Seattle on a clear day. The real perk here for  Lake Forest Park Horizon View homes, though is the park itself  and great reason to look at Horizon View real estate- Horizon View Park is one of the most phenomenal around and a great smaller scale version of all the things we all like about Green Lake in Seattle!   There is a quarter mile loop and a mile loop, enclosed tennis court, basketball/sport court, ball field, playground comp...
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The City of Lake Forest Park is known for its natural beauty and settings and also for its amazing gardens!  The filtered lighting through the trees is an ideal place to raise some of the most beautiful plantings.  Here is some of the info the city is putting out on the latest Garden Tour this month:    "The Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park garden tour is one terrific garden tour," said Ciscoe Morris. "The 2009 Lake Forest Park Garden Tour includes special gardens.  This year the gardens will foster your imagination and your creativity." Ciscoe Morris of News Talk 97.3 KIRO FM will be broadcasting from the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre on June 20, 2009 between 10 am and 1 pm followed by live music until 4 pm.   Ciscoe Morris will be broadcasting from the Plant Sale in the lower level...
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By Mark Tillett
(Asset Realty Group)
Sunday couldn't have been a more gorgeous day, so headed on over  to the LFP Farmer's Market after my workout at the LFP Gold's Gym this morning.  The sun was shining, the LFP Commons parking lot was packed full of people, and good, fresh, locally grown food was in abundance. I had the pleasure of meeting Eric Rivera with Sound Bites Sauce and Spread Co., and who also attends culinary school and runs a fantastic food blog at www.ericriveracooks.com Here he is ringing up my order of Cabernet Pepper Crackers and Lime Reisling Oil:     Holy Guacamole, you really have to try this stuff.  I can't wait to put some on a flank steak and throw in on the BBQ.  And be sure to check out his blog.  It has a plethora of fantastic recipes.            Here is a great pose by the obvious wallflower Step...
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By Sam DeBord, Seattle Real Estate Broker
(SeattleHome.com -Coldwell Banker Danforth)
Lake Forest Park is a community on the Northeast end of Seattle.  While it is a separate city from Seattle, it's close enough to downtown to feel like just another neighborhood.  Just 3 square miles in area, much of Lake Forest Park is covered in towering fir trees.  It's bordered on the North by Kenmore, on the West by Shoreline, and on the South by Seattle. Lake Forest Park slopes down to the East as you head toward the waterfront.  Real estate prices are fairly moderate in the area, although the homes on Lake Washington quickly rise in price.  Homes on the waterfront are over $1 million, and quickly reach $2 million.  Lake Forest Park Waterfront Real Estate - Homes For Sale
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Third Place Books is changing their hours beginning 4/1: Lake Forest Park's community gemstone is changing their hours beginning April 1st - This is a great place to go hang out, shop or browse, and more and has been a center of Lake Forest Park living for quite some time!    Here are the new hours starting in April: Monday thru Friday:  9AM to 10PM Saturday:  8AM - 10PM Sunday 9AM to 8PM Third Place Books is just a wonderful book store and so much more.  They always have a great selection, good prices, and have been very accommodating in the past with helping us find anything we are looking for. With the Honey Bear Bakery right there, too, it is just a great place to hang out and have breakfast, lunch or just a latte. Lake Forest Park Real Estate: Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services lfp...
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Lake Forest Park and Beyond: Honey Bear Bakery has new hours beginning April 1st!  Looking for an early breakfast?  Here's your chance to come enjoy this wonderful place! I love grabbing a bite here either just for myself or for my kids - they have such a great variety of wholesome food with good healthy choices and we all come away happy.  Here are the new hours starting in April: Monday thru Friday:  7AM to 10PM Saturday:  8AM - 10PM Sunday 8AM to 8PM This is great for nearby neighbors and others passing through.  If you haven't tried Honey Bear Bakery then please do - it is a necessary staple around these parts! Lake Forest Park Real Estate: Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Services lfp@cooperjacobs.com
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Doggy Bags in a different light...  I love that Lake Forest Park city parks have those green dispensers with doggy waste bags, but did you know that they are biodegradable?  It is true! Dog Waste us a big problem actually as far as ground water pollution goes - it is shocking so I am glad LFP is doing their part.  Remember to put the dog waste in the garbage NOT your green bin, PLEASE! Other services that might be of interest? Pooper Trooper!  Seriously this is a great service! http://www.poopertrooper.com/ From their site: "Bacterial source tracking studies in a watershed in the Seattle, Washington area found that nearly 20% of the bacteria isolates that could be matched with host animals were matched with dogs. This bacteria can pose health risks to humans and other animals and can re...
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Posted February 10th, 2009 by LakeForestMark    As a proud sponsor of the next Pink Polka Dots benefit, I urge you to come to the Shoreline Performing Arts Center  on Saturday, February 21st to join in the fun and benefit a great causeThe Brian Waite Band will be performing "20,000 Volts Under The Sea:  A Rock and Roll Adventure       100% of proceeds from ticket sales and 10% of CD sales will go towards Fund the Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors. The  concert is a benefit to Fund the Cure for Pediatric Brain Tumors,  and you can buy your tickets online at PinkPolkaDots.com or at the LFP Third Place Books. Buy your tickets now, because there is limited space. Tickets will be available at the box office under the name on your credit card. For donation or purchase questions, contact ppdtre...
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