Seattle Times: Lake Forest Park, Homey city lives up to its name (2008)
“It’s close-in to the city. You can get into town or to the Eastside fairly easily, but we have larger lots, tall trees and a real small-town feel”
This 2008 article from The Seattle Times, calls
That spot is Lake Forest Park, and it’s no accident those meandering roads have a bit more land — and a lot more towering trees — between them than most places.”
From the start nearly 100 years ago, Lake Forest Park was based on the notion of escape from urban life.
Today, single-family homes are scattered among forested hills and squeezed along the lakefront in the neighborhoods of Sheridan Beach and Sheridan Heights.
Nearly 13,000 people dwell in this suburb, where people tend to buy and put down roots, according to real-estate agent and Lake Forest Park resident Henry Goss.
“They raise families here and then stay and grow old here,” says Goss, a Windermere Real Estate agent.
Apart from the obvious appeal of the lake, Goss cites accessibility as another selling point.
“It’s close-in to the city. You can get into town or to the Eastside fairly easily, but we have larger lots, tall trees and a real small-town feel,” Goss says.
This article originally ran in The Seattle Times on March 28th 2008. Full text of the article can be found here: