5.5 out of 10

The Highlands

47.7421753114461 -122.370559296308
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
Apr 28, 2016

"Gated Community"

The Highlands is a part of Shoreline that everyone in Shoreline knows about. It is a gated community for the wealthiest local people. It is close to Puget Sound, and full of mansions that cost millions of dollars.

From my understanding, they have a common area with a pool, croquet, tennis and other things. I do like the idea of having a strong community. It is nice to known many neighbors and feel safe. I wish this community unity was similar in other neighborhoods. Seattle can be closed sometimes. However we have made some good friends in our neighborhood too.

We have visited when we were considering their preschool for our daughter, which is also open to people who do not live in the Highlands. For a 5 day class, the cost was over $6,000 per school year. Though it is not the highest in Seattle, it is still very high, and the program is competitive because of the location. Also the classes are only from 9am-noon. But we decided we did not want our daughter to spend so much time with a community that cares so much about money. Im sure the teachers are good. But it was not the right fit for us.
Pros
  • Sense of Community
  • Shared community amenities
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