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The Highlands - Quality Suburban Living In Snohomish, Washington

The Highlands - Quality Suburban Living In Snohomish, Washington

Just 10 minutes northeast of downtown Mill Creek is a master planned community called The Highlands, with nearly 400 homes spread throughout rolling hills--many with views of the North Cascades.  Seven community parks, a soccer field, and walking trails are scattered throughout The Highlands, creating an exceptional suburban living experience.

The Highlands went from concept to construction in 1998, with the final homes completed in 2001.  House sizes range from approximately 1,300 square feet to over 3,100 square feet, and most of the lots range from around 3,500 square feet to over 10,000 square feet.  Over the last year, selling prices for houses in The Highlands have ranged from the mid $200's to the upper $400's, although short sales in the neighborhood have been putting some slight downward pressure on prices.

Willis Tucker ParkA half mile south of The Highlands is Willis Tucker Park, an 84-acre park with an activity center, basketball court, baseball fields, amphitheater, 4.5 acre off-leash dog area, picnic shelters, playground, water park, and walking trails.  During the summer, local residents gather at the amphitheater on Thursday nights for a park-hosted movie night, and on sunny summer days, the water park is buzzing with activity as children experience the cooling effects of the Tricky Soaker, Silverflow Cannon, Aqua Dome, Water Jelly, Aqua Jumper, Power Spinner, Power Volcano, Water Domes, and Splash Palace.  If you have a dog, the off-leash dog park is a great place to exercise your dog, and there's even a separate "shy dog" area for dogs that are bit more timid.

A half mile from The Highlands is the newly renovated Mill Creek Family YMCA.  With over 39,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facility space and all new equipment, this YMCA branch is one of the nicest in the area.

The Highlands is also within a mile of the new Glacier Peak High School, Valley View Middle School, and Little Cedars Elementary School.

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Authored by David Monroe, Realtor and Pre-Foreclosure and Short Sale Specialist.
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Copyright (c) 2010 by David Monroe (Home4Investment Team at Keller Williams Seattle Metro West).

Comment balloon 0 commentsDavid Monroe • April 06 2010 11:37PM