Clyde Hill, Seattle, WA
Clyde Hill in Seattle, Washington
About Clyde Hill, Seattle
Across Lake Washington from Seattle, and tucked away next to Bellevue is the small city of Clyde Hill. First settled in 1882, and separated from Bellevue in 1953, this town of 3,000 people is known as one of the richest towns in America, with median annual incomes between $130-150,000.
Needless to say, the homes are plentiful and upscale. If you’re looking for upscale, luxurious homes, this town may be perfect for you.
Life in Clyde Hill
With the upscale lifestyle comes a price to match. Houses here are expensive, with prices ranging between $1-7 million. But with that hefty price tag comes a lot of benefits. Clyde Hill is more like a subdivision that an actual city, with only a few businesses and city buildings among a town made mostly of houses.
That gives this town a quiet yet cosmopolitan feel, and it is a very safe place to live. Clyde Hill has two public schools-an elementary and a middle school-and kids go to high school in the Bellevue School District, one of Washington’s best. Both Seattle and Bellevue have fine hospitals and colleges if you need them.
From the top of Clyde Hill you get an incredible view of Seattle, Lake Washington, the Olympic mountains, the Cascades, and a lot more. There are no parks within city limits, but with the numerous pine trees and views, you’ll feel like the whole town is an enormous park.
What there is to do around Clyde Hill
With Seattle so close, there’s a lot that you can do to enjoy yourself. Just west of the city limits is the Overlake Country Club, and just to the east is Bellevue with great shopping opportunities such as the Bellevue Collection.
If you love getting out on the water, there are many options such as Lake Washington, Puget Sound, and the Pacific Ocean not far from Clyde Hill.
Seattle’s attractions are many and varied, from the Pike Place Market for shopaholics and foodies alike, to the ever popular Space Needle, the Seattle Aquarium, Washington Park Arboretum, and so much more.
If you’re a sports fan, there are many great teams including the Mariners and the Sounders.
Kids love visiting Woodland Park Zoo, and the hands-on exhibits at the Pacific Science Center. For adults, there’s the Seattle Art Museum, as well as many great theaters, nightclubs, and art galleries.
And if you ever want to head somewhere else for a vacation or a day trip, flights from SeaTac Airport go all over the world, and people will take day trips to the Cascades, or up to Bellingham, Vancouver, or Victoria. So if you have the money, Clyde Hill is definitely worth moving to.
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