My favorite things about Washington State are its lush trees and the Puget Sound’s greenish-blue waters, and nothing beats the combined fragrance of these salty shores and earthy forests. Luckily, there are neighborhoods like Normandy Park that allow residents to settle around these forested shores and still access Seattle.

As the market in Seattle proper grows increasingly competitive and expensive, many individuals and families are looking to convenient and cozy suburbs like Normandy Park. Nestled between Burien and Des Moines, Normandy Park is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area. Residents enjoy Puget Sound and mountain views, easy access to Seattle and the SeaTac airport, quiet streets, and spacious homes. The neighborhood is also located directly off of Highway 509, which residents refer to as their private freeway to Seattle.

Neighborhood Vibe

The Duwamish and Puyallup tribes once camped along the area’s beaches, particularly Miller Beach in the neighborhood’s northwest corner, and white homesteaders first arrived in Normandy Park in the 1850s. Today, the neighborhood has nearly 7,000 residents. The median income is around $89,000. Normandy Park is popular among families, working professionals, and anyone else who would like a safe, quiet spot to settle.

Housing Stats

Normandy Park’s median housing price is around $467,000. The area features many stunning waterfront homes costing between $1 and $4 million, which is an excellent deal when compared to Seattle proper’s waterfront homes. Most houses consit of at least three or four bedrooms.

Surprisingly, the area continues to be overlooked by many homebuyers, which means that it’s smart to jump on homes this lovely area now, while it’s still a sweet and quiet Seattle secret. If you’re interested in looking at homes in Normandy Park, be sure to let the SeaReal Team know (206-518-5518 or info@searealteam.com).

A fascinating side note: many of the neighborhood’s homes were designed by well-known architects. The lovely Tracy House, made of concrete, glass, and redwood, is one of just three houses in all of Washington designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Things to Do

Normandy Park residents can enjoy Seattle’s eclectic smorgasbord of restaurants, bars, and shops. However, the neighborhood boasts its own unique spots as well; the Normandy Park Ale House features a dog-friendly patio, an outdoor firepit, and a relaxed atmosphere with affordable food and drinks. Also, Can’t Stop Smacking is a tiny gem that offers southern-inspired cuisine and a cozy, homey vibe.

Additionally, Normandy Park hugs the Puget Sound, so it has plenty of parks and waterfront areas. For forested trails and a quiet beach for picnicking, strolling, or watching the sunset, check out Marine View Park. Similarly, Nature Trails Park is a pleasant spot for jogging, walking, or bicycling. For families with small children or individuals who are looking for a spot to swim laps, both the Olympic View and Normandy Park swim clubs are popular.

If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Normandy Park, get in touch with the SeaReal Team today. Contact us at 206-518-5518 or info@searealteam.com.