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Laurelhurst is a quiet neighborhood in close proximity to the University of Washington. Occupying prime view locations on a hilly penninsula in Lake Washington, more than 7000 residents, primarily families and professional or retired couples, call Laurelhurst home. The home styles are diverse, but tend primarily towards the traditional Tudor, colonial and craftsman styles. Multi-million dollar grand estates line the Lake Washington waterfront and boast extraordinary views of the water and mountains.
Laurelhurst has long been one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the Seattle area. Highlights of the area include top-rated schools such as Laurelhurst Elementary, Eckstein Middle School , Roosevelt High School, and Villa Academy and elite opportunities such as the private Laurelhurst “Beach Club” Park and Sailing Fleet. You will find many public parks and playfields scattered throughout the area as well, including the popular Laurelhurst Playfield and Community Center. The neighborhood is also adjacent to the University of Washington, the Burke-Gilman Trail and the University Village shopping center.
One long-time resident proclaims “Laurelhurst is a very tight-knit community. It is very friendly. We all walk our dogs around the blocks and get to know each other. People know who’s on vacation, who’s had a baby, who’s not feeling well. Parents get together to plan school projects and kids have friends all over the neighborhood.” This closeness is encouraged through multiple community events and helps make Laurelhurst one of Seattle’s most attractive places to live.