6.4 out of 10

Highland Terrace

47.7456123875839 -122.358881077297
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids



"Boeing Park"

Since my husband works for Boeing, we were always curious about why there was a Boeing Park in Shoreline. After a bit of research, we discovered that the stream that runs through Boeing Park is in fact also named after William Boeing, who was the founder of Boeing Airline Company. The reason for this is that William Boeing built and lived in a mansion on the stream in the early 20th century. Hidden Lake, a feature in the park, was created by a dam that Boeing commissioned for his own pleasure. It is said he used the small park as a hunting grounds. That notion is preposterous today, as the park is in the center of Shoreline! Yet, it does manage to feel as though you are in the wilderness when you are there.

Shoreline Community College is also worth mentioning. They have high-quality 2 year programs, as well as shorter programs. I appreciate their Academic Certificates in Global Studies as well as Multicultural Understanding. I have a friend who teaches with them, and we absolutely need more teaching like this in our schools. Next, I hope to see content such as that covered in these programs to be included in all programs. We certainly cant have too much multicultural understanding in todays world.
  • Large neighborhood park
  • Shoreline Community College
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"A Park, a college, a golf club"

Highland Terrace has three parts. The Shoreline Community College, the Boeing Park, and the Seattle Golf Club.

The shoreline Community College is a good school. They have mostly young adults, but also some older adults. There are many exchange students. I have taken one continuing education class here out of interest. I enjoyed the class.

The Boeing Park is a large forested area. It has some sports fields, including soccer, baseball, and tennis. If you walk past the sports fields, there are some trails to explore. Even though you are in the city of Shoreline, the trails are rough and not well marked. You must come prepared for a long walk. Keep track of your turns as well. Some of the trails are not passable for a small child, or for anyone who does not want to get muddy. But the trails are also beautiful. There are many trees, and you can follow the stream trail to the hidden lake. It is nice to be surrounded by nature so close to the city.

The Seattle Golf Club is a private club. We have never been there, but it is by invitation only. It seems to be only for the very very wealthy people. It is next to the Highlands neighborhood. This is a gated neighborhood full on the waterfront full of mansions. The houses cost millions of dollars.

There are also a few other housing areas in the Highland Terrace neighborhood, with more normal sized homes. However they are still expensive. This is because it is close to the parks, and also to the Aurora Square with many stores. But the houses close to Aurora or on the east side of Aurora are not so expensive.
  • Large neighborhood park
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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