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And find the perfect one for you.

Windermere Community Guides

We know local neighborhoods inside and out. Check out these neighborhood spotlights with city resources, community info, crime mapping, and more. Once you find neighborhoods of interest, you can easily search area homes or condos.

Mercer Island & the Eastside

The Eastside is comprised of the cities of Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Medina, Newcastle, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, and Woodinville. It is located on the east side of Lake Washington, opposite Seattle.


Home to major Fortune 500 and tech companies, Bellevue's highly desirable neighborhoods and convenient downtown condo core are one of the most sought-after areas in the region.


Northwest views and community-orientated neighborhoods with easy access across the mountains to the east, or west into Bellevue and Seattle, make Issaquah an ideal location.


Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront city with a balance of outdoor recreation, local dining, and boutique shopping. Kirkland is home to Google, dog-friendly, very walkable, and brimming with life.

Medina, Clyde Hill & The Points

Arguably the most elite real estate in the region, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Evergreen Point command exceptionally high values for their predominately waterfront parcels located along the shores of Lake Washington.

Mercer Island

Directly connected to the Seattle and Eastside by I-90, Mercer Island offers a small-town feel with beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, abundant parks, and front row commute options that are the envy of surrounding local cities. 


Known for its abundant natural beauty, Redmond's name is nearly synonymous with Microsoft and the many other tech companies that call Redmond home. Diverse and modern, Redmond is home to some amazing eateries, parks, and community gathering spaces.

Renton Highlands

From favorite community gathering places to beachfront parks on Lake Washington, Renton offers an eclectic balance of opportunity, affordability and natural beauty. Close to Metro regions, Renton is an ideal place to call home.


With its exceptional livability, focus on natural resources, and pristine appearance, Sammamish is an outstanding local community with excellent schools and an abundance of recreation opportunities.


Surrounded by natural beauty, Woodinville is ideal for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Locally known for its Wine Country region, boutique wineries, distilleries, and breweries are scattered throughout the area.


Many neighborhoods are located within or near the city of Seattle. We've included each general region and their surrounds here. They include Ballard-Green Lake, Belltown-Downtown, Central Seattle, Kenmore-Lake Forest Park, North Seattle, Queen Anne-Magnolia, Shoreline-Richmond Beach, South Seattle, and West Seattle.

Ballard, Fremont & Green Lake

Located just north of downtown and across the ship canal from Queen Anne, this area houses a vibrant working waterfront, a strong sense of community, and hopping local scene.

Belltown & Downtown

West of the Denny Triangle, where Amazon houses its Seattle headquarters, you'll find a mecca of food, shopping, lodging, nightlife, and tourist attractions, supported by a vibrant cultural and performing arts community.

Central Seattle

Old Seattle charm close to the urban core. Many of Seattle's most desirable neighborhoods are found here. Enjoy many beautiful amenities including the stunning Washington Park Arboretum and Broadmoor Golf Club.

Kenmore & Lake Forest Park

Enriched with parks, incredible water views, and an alcove of waterfront homes, this area offers an oasis-like setting just north of Seattle with terrific neighborhoods, friendly people, and diverse housing choices.

North Seattle

This area incorporates the UW campus and University District along with many established neighborhoods, including Bitter Lake, Broadview, Hawthorn Hills, Greenwood, Laurelhurst, Maple Leaf, Northgate, Olympic Hills, Ravena, Sand Point, and Wedgwood.

Queen Anne & Magnolia

Within walking distance of downtown, Queen Anne is known for its prominent architectural style. Magnolia is a natural peninsula surrounded by the sound and located just west of Queen Anne and north of downtown.

Shoreline & Richmond Beach

A saltwater shoreline along Puget Sound provides an abundance of beauty for one of the most inviting, vibrant, scenic, involved and “event-full” neighborhoods in the region.

South Seattle

Beacon Hill, with its mountain views, has tremendous appeal to commuters. Mount Baker and Seward Park, two of Seattle’s early neighborhoods, boast traditional Craftsman and modest Seattle bungalows.

West Seattle

West Seattle enjoys gorgeous views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and mountains, making it a local favorite. Alki Beach, The Junction, restaurants, shops, and a welcoming community make this an ideal location to live.

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