The Blue Ridge neighborhood in northwest Seattle grew in an area that was previously a forested area used for logging but was purchased by William Boeing in 1925. As an entrepreneur and business owner, Mr. Boeing set out to create several planned communities with the land he purchased and those later became Blue Ridge and Innis Arden. In 1927 development began in the Blue Ridge area which started slowly but over the next fifty years grew into a large master planned community of nearly 450 homes.
Blue Ridge does not have a central business district as it is exclusively single family residential but offers its residents a community center, pool, tennis courts, playfields and access to a private beach. Blue Ridge also borders on nearby Carkeek and Golden Gardens Parks which offer trails, play areas and beach access. Homes in Blue Ridge tend to reflect the exclusive nature of the neighborhood without being overly large or expensive. Price points for these homes, which range in ages from the 1930’s to early 2000’s, typically start around $600k although the larger, newer homes or those with views will start in the $1m plus range.