Greater Seattle North: Things to Do and See in Woodway and Edmonds, Washington
Woodway and Edmonds—North of Seattle on the Puget Sound
Why Live in Northern Greater Seattle
Life is a little slower paced in the picturesque communities located on the Puget Sound north of Seattle. Historic business districts, waterfront parks, and friendly neighbors dominate these charming towns. With incredible access to the Sound, beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains, homes in these communities range from quaint cottages to multi-million dollar estates.
Just 16 miles north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound sits the quaint town of Woodway. The town was formed in 1912 when the founder purchased the land to preserve the rural way of life. The town’s motto “The Quiet Place” rings true today as the town, with its population of just 1,300, continues its original vision by respecting the natural environment and limiting residential lots to either 2-acre, 1-acre or 1/3-acre sizes. The beautiful homes of Woodway, which have a median price of $1.4 million, have private, densely wooded lots and are all just minutes from the waterfront.
One of Washington’s most picturesque waterfront communities, Edmonds offers seaside ambiance and small-town appeal all with outstanding views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. With sandy beaches, waterfront parks, a charming, historic downtown, and a celebrated arts community, Edmonds has a growing economy, excellent schools, and outstanding quality of life.