The Highlands neighborhood borders along the northwest edges of the city of Seattle limits along the waters of Puget Sound and is incorporated with the city of Shoreline although The Highlands feels like a community on its own. The area was developed in 1907 and consists of only 112 lots, all of which are over 1 acre in size. The streets in The Highlands are winding and tree lined adding gravitas to the estate like feel of all of the properties. There is no business district in The Highlands although upon exiting this gated community residents can access the business districts in nearby Broadview and Shoreline.
The exclusive Seattle Golf & Country Club makes up the southwest corner of the neighborhood. People wanting to purchase a home in The Highlands must go through an application and sponsorship process along with sizable fees to the The Highlands HOA upon purchase and each year. Inside the neighborhood residents have access to a Pre-School, swimming pool, chapel, croquet and tennis courts. In general the majority of the properties were built in the early to mid 1900’s with a small number newer than that. Properties in The Highlands reflect the exclusive nature of the neighborhood, many of which are very large in size and built with luxurious high end design. Price points for homes in The Highlands start around $2m but can quickly get into the $4-5m range.