Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Sammamish,
the Pine Lake neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 1.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Pine Lake neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Pine Lake also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Pine Lake
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Washington. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 99.2% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Washington. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Pine Lake neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pine Lake neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 1.7% have Canadian ancestry.
Pine Lake is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Pine Lake neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.2% of neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, one way that the Pine Lake neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.