Lake Forest Park
Lake Forest Park is a city lying on Lake Washington, just north of the Seattle City limits. The city is 3.66 square miles and has a population of about 13,000 people. Lake Forest Park lies within the award winning Shoreline School District.
Two main roads, Bothell Way and Ballinger Way, serve Lake Forest Park that provide access to Seattle and Interstate 5. The city has bus service through Metro and Sound Transit as well as a number of Park and Ride locations nearby.
The nucleus of Lake Forest Park (or LFP) is the Town Center. This 18-acre complex includes city and professional offices, several restaurants, banks, a library and shopping. On Sundays during the summer, it also hosts a very popular farmers market.
LFP offers many opportunities for recreation, highlighted by the very popular Burke Gilman bike path. The city has six parks, including an off leash dog park. The next-door city of Kenmore has public beach and boat launch access. Many homes include deeded rights to enjoy beach access through the Lake Forest Park Civic Club or Sheridan Beach Club.
LFP is a desirable area to live for a number of reasons. It is a low crime area, helped in part by an active community watch program. Homeowners are drawn to secluded homes on large lots or homes with lake and mountain views. In 2013, 202 homes sold in the city for an average sales price of $458,315, averaging 2399 square feet and 101 days on market. The lowest sale was a bank owned cottage for $164,900. The highest sale was a 3500 square foot, waterfront home for $1.26 million.