Gold Creek is a neighborhood located east of Mill Creek, WA. The homes in Gold Creek have Snohomish addresses and are within the Snohomish School District, but are actually located about 10 minutes south of the town of Snohomish. Gold Creek is comprised of 700 homes built in two phases, 1 and 2A.
Jesse D. Moore, the owner of Pickett Street Properties, moved his family into the Gold Creek neighborhood in the last quarter of 2012. They were attracted to the neighborhood because of the larger than average lot sizes, good neighborhood plans that include an abundance of greenbelts and protected areas, numerous parks, play areas, sports courts, ball fields and walking trails. Their children attend Totem Lake Elementary School, which is heavily supported by the members of the community – both in active participation and fund-raising. Post elementary school, students within the community will attend Valley View Middle School and Glacier Peak High School (both constructed after 2000).
The community also borders Willis Tucker Park, an 84-acre site with a popular water spray park and one of the only off-leash dog parks in the area.
Gold Creek is not located near Interstates 5 or 405, and commuters rely heavily on arterials and back roads for eastside or downtown Seattle commuting. Gold Creek is located near Highway 9, which feeds north to Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Arlington – and south to Bothell and Woodinville. There are no restaurants or services located within Gold Creek, although there is a Safeway plaza on Cathcart Way that includes restaurants, gas, dry cleaning, and other amenities.
Gold Creek is a highly desirable neighborhood, in large part due to award-winning schools, a good neighborhood plan, and a strong sense of community. In 2013, 28 homes sold in the community for an average sales price of $461,065, averaging just over 2,500 square feet and 35 days on market. The lowest sale was for $350,820, and it was a short sale. The highest sale was for $555,000.