Normandy Park Ranked #5 In “Hot Hoods” By Seattle Metropolitan Magazine


Seattle Metropolitan MagazineSeattle Metropolitan Magazine’s latest issue showcases 95 different Western Washington neighborhoods.

And guess what?

They rank Normandy Park as #5 in their “Hot Hoods” listing!

The issue is on newstands now, and we actually went out, spent $5.44 ($4.99 + tax) and bought a physical copy ourselves.

Some excerpts:

  • “Just a few miles west of Sea-Tac airport lies the leafy, secluded enclave of Normandy Park. Many of its homes include views of Puget Sound the the Olympics, and residents enjoy access to a private beach next to the community center that sports spectacular views of its own…”
  • “One custom home, which includes a bluff-side view and an elevator to take residents and guests to and from the beach, recently fetched $2.75 million, but you can still find ramblers in the $400,000s…”
  • “Nancy Fulton…still loves the town where she has lived for the last 25 years and where her family has run a heating business for three generations.; she and her neighbors enjoy living in a place where everyone knows their names.”


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One Response to “Normandy Park Ranked #5 In “Hot Hoods” By Seattle Metropolitan Magazine”
  1. That's nothing! We were going through old files and closets, getting my parents' house near Arrow Lake ready to sell, and I came across this Seattle Times article from 1992 (August 20, 1992), called Your Average Small Town. "You won't run into food banks, homeless people or urban blight in South King COunty's most exclusive city. But you will find big bank accounts and beautiful houses, with gobs of greenery and sweeping Sound views." "…'The Park,' as some residents call it, is the wealthiest community in South King County and one of the richest in the state. It ranks 11th in the state in average household incomes at $67,000, and stands10th in per-capita income with about $26,000, placing it ahead of Bellevue, but behind other Eastside communities such as Medina and Mercer Island."

    Other interesting facts: One of only three Washington dwellings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is in NP. And the article quoted a sales brochure distributed in 1929, the year the stock market crashed, that urged Seattle residents to "steal away from the city for a brief spin on the highway to a lovely Normandy Park…a great place for a home."

    I wish we had a similar brochure to point sellers to my parents' house…

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