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New: Neighborhood Profile: Peaceful Small Town Life in Duvall

Posted on Sep 8, 2017


I grew up in various small towns in Washington State. As a child and teenager, I often felt bored and dreamed about someday having an exciting downtown city loft with views of the glittering nightlife. However, now that I’ve spent several years living in various large cities, whenever I visit my parents in their small Washington town I feel a sense of ease and peace that I rarely experience in urban spaces. With misty views of the mountains, quiet streets lined with evergreens, easy driving conditions, and safe paths for evening strolls, Washington’s small towns are quite dreamy.

Located northeast of Seattle, near Woodinville, Washington, Duvall is a small town of a little over 7,000 people. Before Civil War veterans set up homesteads in this area, it was once home to Tulalip tribes. If you, like me, are considering the relaxing beauty of small town life, here’s some more information about this lovely Washington spot.

Neighborhood Stats

Duvall is the third safest place to live in King County, with crime rates 83% lower than Washington’s average. Residents describe this spot as having an old country town feel, with friendly neighbors, antique stores, and plenty of activities like summer concerts, holiday markets, and sledding and snowboarding on the town’s main hill when it snows. Sounds pretty idyllic to me.

Housing Stats

According to Zillow, Duvall currently has a very healthy, stable housing market. As of August 2017, the average price for a home in this area was about $600,000, which is less expensive than homes in the nearby cities of Woodinville, Redmond, and Sammamish. The median list price for Duvall homes is about $253 per square foot.

Home prices in Duvall are expected to rise by about 5.5% in the next year, so if you’re thinking about buying a home in this area, it’s smart to do it now. Check out this gorgeous Duvall home with cathedral ceilings in the master suite and an open, spacious kitchen. Contact Pickett Street for more information about this home and others in the area ((425) 502-5397 or info@pickettstreet.com.)

Things to do in Duvall

Duvall is about an hour drive from Seattle and a forty minute drive from Woodinville, one of Washington State’s winery capitals. However, Duvall also features some of its own attractions. Cherry Valley Winery is a small family-owned business that offers a cozy, romantic space perfect for a night out with your friends or your partner. Additionally, the Duvall Tavern features an outdoor patio, live music, local beer, truffle fries, and other delicious food made from scratch.

Just outside of town, the Cherry Creek Falls trail is a fairly gentle five-mile hike that leads you to a gorgeous 25-foot waterfall. You can also access the Snoqualmie Valley trailhead, which is a 32-mile trail that passes by lakes and offers lovely views of the Cascade peaks.

If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Duvall, let Pickett Street know so that their team of real estate professionals can help you. Contact them today at (425) 502-5397 or info@pickettstreet.com.

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