If you’re like me, you might have trouble deciding where you want to settle in the Seattle area. With the city, the mountains, the Puget Sound and its islands, and the countryside full of farms and wineries, I am always wishing I could have five or six houses scattered around Washington. Luckily, however, there are places to live like Gold Creek.
Gold Creek is a quiet neighborhood between Mill Creek and Snohomish, Washington. Nestled among the Cascade mountains and the Puget Sound, in one of the true centers of activity in Washington, this area is one of the most gorgeous and convenient places to live in the state. Vancouver, Canada is a little under 100 miles north, Seattle is 20 miles south, and the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula are just short ferry rides away.
As of 2010, Gold Creek had about 2,300 residents. While this neighborhood is small, it’s close to several exciting hubs, including Seattle ( about a 30-minute drive) and Everett (about a 20-minute drive). Because of its convenient location, Gold Creek is popular among families, couples, and single individuals who work in the nearby cities and want to enjoy a relatively short commute and a quiet, safe community.
The median price for homes in the Snohomish/Mill Creek area is $507,900. The median list price is about $226 per square foot, lower than the Seattle Metro’s median price of $235 per square foot. Check out this spacious craftsman home with five bedrooms and 3.5 bedrooms, including a guest suite on the bottom floor. Or, take a look at this central, contemporary-style home that has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and is a short walk away from the local Willis Tucker Park.
Housing prices in the Snohomish area have increased by about 11 percent in the last year and are predicted to increase by another seven percent in the next year. This means that if you live in the Gold Creek neighborhood, it’s a great time to sell your home. If you’re looking to buy, it’s smart to buy sooner rather than later, before prices in the area continue to increase. As the Seattle Metro area’s housing market continues to be competitive, many people are looking to neighborhoods like Gold Creek to enjoy both city access and more living space.
Things to do in Gold Creek
Residents of Gold Creek can enjoy easy access to Seattle, Everett, Woodinville, and Edmonds, which has a ferry to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula. Gold Creek is also about a 20-minute drive from Woodinville, which is home to several lovely wineries, including Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Novelty Hill Januik Winery.
If you’re looking for things to do in Gold Creek, Willis D. Tucker Park features a dog park, an amphitheater, a playground, and picnic tables. Additionally, the Mill Creek Town Center is an outdoor mall with restaurants and shops and a park-like atmosphere. If you’re athletically-inclined, or simply looking for a peaceful connection to nature, or both, Snohomish/Mill Creek area also has several local hiking and biking trails.
If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Gold Creek, or elsewhere in the greater Seattle area, contact Pickett Street at (425) 502-5397 or firstname.lastname@example.org for professional real estate help.