Seattle is a prominent city on the West Coast. In fact, Seattle opened one of the first gas stations in the world in 1907 that was at Holgate Street and Western Avenue.
Starbucks was even founded and opened its first store in Seattle's prime Pike Place Market district. Living here is a treat, and we found the most expensive neighborhoods in this incredible city.
#1-Seattle suburb of Medina, Washington
The most expensive neighborhood to live in within the Seattle area is Medina, Washington. It is home to mega-billionaires like Mckenzie Scott and Bill Gates. Medina is located on a peninsula just across Lake Washington from Seattle, and it has long been a haven for tech giants in the area.
The median house price in Medina is an astonishing $2,002,000. The population is small given only 2,915 people live here.
Homes listed on Zillow in the Medina area range in the millions of dollars. Currently, a 4 bedroom, 6,500 square foot home is listed for just under $24 million dollars. You can view the listing here.
What's interesting about this locality is that there are more math and tech-based professionals than 95% of the rest of the United States.
#2- Seattle Suburb of Denny-Blaine, Washington
Coming in at the second most expensive neighborhood to live in the Seattle area is the Denny-Blaine area. This place is absolutely exclusive and the median home price is $1,624,044. This means this neighborhood is more expensive than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Believe it or not, this quaint suburb of Seattle even has two nudist-friendly beaches.
#3- Windermere Neighborhood in Seattle, Washington
Not only is Windermere an upscale area of Seattle, Washington, but it's also the prime location for people looking to make their commute via bike. In fact, 7.9% of residents use their bikes to transport themselves to and from work.
Living here will cost you, though. The median real estate price is $1,642,982, and only 2.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than this area. It probably comes as no surprise that a very high percentage of residents have a four-year bachelor's degree. In fact, 86.6% of people who live here hold a four-year degree which beats out the American average of 32.9% of degree-holders per neighborhood.
#4- Madison Park in Seattle, Washington
The median home price for this lake vista oasis is higher than 99.1% of all homes in the U.S. coming in at $2,440,534. Residents in this area enjoy access to Washington Park Arboretum and tons of top-choice restaurants.
Incredibly, 76.1% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or another profession. The high percentage of white-collar, manager-level neighbors sets the tone for this accomplished neighborhood.
#5- Laurelhurst of Seattle, Washington
Last but certainly not least is Laurelhurst coming in at the number 5 spot of most expensive neighborhoods in the Seattle area.
The median house price is a staggering $2,519,187. This place is wonderful for those looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and grow their family in a less-cramped area.
Seattle is full of access to fine arts, dining, exhibitions, and more. Seattle residents, do you live in one of these suburbs? Are they worth the expense? Let us know in the comments!