Known for its excellent schools and treasured for being in a central location that’s close to attractions and amenities in the area, Bothell is a city of true convenience. Located just north of Kirkland and right next to wine country in Woodinville, Interstate 405 runs right through Bothell making it easy to get around the region.
Home to a long list of fabulous restaurants and some top-notch shopping, Bothell’s offerings ensure you don’t have to go far to find what you need. The same can be said for entertainment, fun weekend activities, and getaways—from parks and community activities to weekends in wine country or at McMenamins, Bothell is a hub of fun and play for people of all ages!
Bothell’s many premium amenities make it a desirable place to live, and it’s no surprise that the city is experiencing a great deal of new construction. From entry-level townhomes and ramblers to older homes with lots of land and luxury homes over $1 million, Bothell has a wide range of real estate to choose from.
"Country Village is fun to wander around!" recommends REALTOR® Tonya Tye.
Country Village is a one of the most unique destinations in Bothell. Home to over 45 locally-owned shops and restaurants, it is fun for the whole family, all year long. Host to a farmer's market in the summer and Santa's reindeer in the winter. Make sure to plan a visit to this special spot before it closes for good in 2019.
When it comes to dining in Bothell, our own REALTOR® Jen Bowman has a long list of recommendations: “Grazie’s, Hana Sushi, Panera! I recommend Alexa’s for brunch and Jalisco’s or Passion Tequila for Mexican. Also, Beardslee Public House, which is John Howie’s first venture outside of Bellevue.”
Jen also loves shopping at the new PCC in Canyon Park:
A relatively new addition to downtown Bothell is the historic Anderson School. McMenamin's revitalized Bothell’s first junior high school, built in 1931, with pure fun in mind: for dining, movie-going, live music, swimming, games, shopping, private events, meetings, tastings and all-around enjoyment for visitors of all ages.
“Gotta love the Anderson School! The salt water swimming pool is open-air, like a hot spring in the winter; there are several dining options and family-friendly pubs; outdoor seating with fireplaces... they even have a movie theater that serves beer.” -REALTOR® Sam Arango
Bothell is home to the award-winning Northshore School District, as well as a branch of University of Washington and Cascadia Community College. “There are good schools and college options right in your backyard!” shares REALTOR® Becky Larsen.
Bothell is centrally-located, and an easy commute to downtown Seattle, or north to Everett. Community Transit serves Bothell, and you'll also find a centrally-located King County Metro Park & Ride in the downtown core.
“Bothell residents commute mainly by car, but you can bike into Seattle on the Burke Gilman and to Redmond on the Sammamish River Trail from downtown.” – REALTOR® Tonya Tye.
“They are building the rest of the North Creek Trail that will meet up from Mill Creek to the Burke Gilman, so biking may become even more popular!” – REALTOR® Melissa Huddleston
Bothell is an older community that has experienced a lot of new construction and growth over the last several years. As a result, you can find a lot of different types of neighborhoods and home styles within the city of Bothell.
We asked REALTOR® Jen Bowman what types of homes you can expect to find in Bothell: “There’s lots of new construction!” she shared. “There are entry level townhomes, $1M+ homes, homes by national and local builders, split-levels, ramblers, and big lots, too.”
“Home buyers can expect to find new construction and older homes with lots of land.” – REALTOR® Lauren Pulfer