Snoqualmie Ridge, overlooking Snoqualmie Valley and near the famous falls, is a master-planned community just over twenty miles east of Seattle. It began its existence within the boundaries of the historic town of Snoqualmie. Built with the ethic Work, Play, Live, Snoqualmie Ridge is a destination for all three; the ultimate green-built community creates opportunities for residents to minimize commute time by attracting companies which provide jobs for locals. To that end, the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park is growing and adding more companies to its registry, which now includes Motion Water Sports, T-Mobile, Technical Glass, Space Labs, Zetec, and the Department of Planning and Environmental Review.
The “Play” component received a generous portion of consideration as well. Snoqualmie Ridge encompasses over 2,000 acres of spectacular scenery, forty percent of which is set aside as green space. Twenty-five parks have been developed, as well as a score of miles of trails and a Jack Nicklaus golf course. The remaining acres are dotted with 3,400 homes and the vibrant business and retail center.
The old town is currently being refurbished and renovated to reflect the increase in population generated by the Snoqualmie Ridge development and to accommodate the rise in tourist numbers. Getting special attention are the Salish Lodge and the popular Northwest Railway Museum. But it is important to note that the new construction retains the spirit and charm of the original settlement. The rustic, rural feel ties the old and new together, thanks to ongoing communication between planners, developers, and residents.
This master plan encourages prospective buyers from the full spectrum of financing capability. Everything from condos and townhomes to executive single-family homes has been included on the Ridge. Phase II is currently under construction, and continues to provide a link between the old and the new, the charted and the natural. Snoqualmie Ridge – Work, Play, and Live.
|Population||10,670 at the 2010 Census|
|2014 Median Home Price||$480,000 (includes residential and condos for all of Snoqualmie)|
|Events||Snoqualmie Railroad Days
Plein Air Paint Out
Gigantic Bike Festival
Battle of Snoqualmie
Ice Skating Downtown
|Awards||Community Impact of the Year – 2012 – (NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Association)|