7.5 out of 10

252nd Pl Northeast, Vincent / Patterson

47.6616995737918 -122.002374831293
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Small, friendly neighborhood"

This street is a private road - maintained by its residents. It is also a dead end street, which means nothing but local traffic. It is a private, quiet neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. The local schools are in the Lake Washington school district and are excellent in educational quality. The high school in this region, Eastlake, is generally preferred by people in the higher economic demographic, being so close to Sammamish Plateau. The nearby elementary school, Louisa May Alcott, has been rated a "School of Distinction", and has a varying economic demographic.

The houses here are very nice, well maintained with nice landscaping. There are horses kept on neighboring properties and the neighborhood has a likeable atmosphere to it. I lived here for five years and made some wonderful friends - friendships that I maintain to this day. People here are neighborly and respect your privacy, but are also friendly and helpful. When I lived here it felt like an escape from city life. There is no Homeowner's Association so you have pretty much free rein on your own property for renovations and landscaping, unless there is something on the scale of requiring county approval.

There are only a few houses on the street so traffic is never a problem. When it snows, however, the road is not plowed. That can make for interesting driving, but can also make the street a playground for the neighborhood kids. When it does snow here it is only a few inches at the most and it is not very often. The street seems to be in some kind of weird weather pocket, because as you drive away and head to 236th, as soon as you drive down the hill you may not find snow even if there is snow on your property.

There are coyotes out at night sometimes and I have heard of cats going missing. There are also dogs in the neighborhood. I have also seen many deer stopping by and there are many blackberry bushes around for them or the kids to eat from. The blackberries grow very fast, however, and can become a nuisance.The mailboxes are in a group at the entrance to the street and there is only a short walk to the bus stop around the corner.

The only types of public transportation here are the local school buses. You would need to go into downtown Redmond to find buses to take you to Seattle. There are grocery stores and many other stores nearby that would fulfill all the essential needs and then some. There are two golf courses nearby and a 10-15 minute drive away you will find Remlinger Farms - a great place to take the kids in summer. There is also a nice trail if you drive toward Novelty Hill. There are walking, biking and horse trails in that area. This street is only 20 minutes away from Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge and Spa, a fine dining restaurant within an exceptional hotel with spa facilities.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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