An exclusive gated community designed and built by the famous Olmsted Brothers at the turn of the century, the Highlands overlooks the Puget Sound waterfront from hilltop roughly 12 miles from downtown Seattle. Estate-style properties in this meticulously manicured development list in the millions of dollars. Privacy and safety are paramount to the elected Board of Trustees that oversees the neighborhood, where homes are interspersed with woodland surroundings, nature preserves, parks, walking trails, a community pool and a scenic network of roads. Diva Espresso provides residents with artisan coffee, while restaurants and eateries like the modern, Saltoro, authentic Fu Man Dumpling House and popular Chada Thai provide a variety of dining options.
Buyers with the means to acquire real estate in the Highlands will enjoy excellent schools, including a preschool on the grounds and several highly rated private schools for students of every age, such as the internationally known Lakeside School. In addition to its bucolic setting, vigilant community and private beach access, the Highlands hosts an annual picnic, parties for various holidays and its own concert series. The community also features private security for peace of mind and a number of other top-tier amenities worthy of its elite price tag.