The Highlands Brokers Open – Halloween 2012

The Highlands SeattleThe Highlands neighborhood in Shoreline/Seattle is having a tour of the homes for sale on Halloween day from 11:00 AM to 1 PM.  Homes for sale on tour range from $2,175,000 to $6,450,000 and are listed by three different Seattle real estate companies: Windermere, John L Scott, and Ewing and Clark.  The pictured home is listed by Ewing & Clark for $4,995,000.  Please join the tour of broker’s open houses in The Highlands this Halloween.

Come Tour the Highlands in Seattle

If you have ever wanted to tour The Highlands in Seattle / Shoreline, then this is a great time to do it.  Ten of the homes for sale in The Highlands will be open this Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM.

The average list price of the homes for sale on the tour is over $2.5 million.  One of the most notable  is the Arthur Erickson home, listed at $4,995,000. There is also a Highland Colonial home listed for less than a million that you can view as well.

If you would like to tour the homes, either call Ewing & Clark at 206-322-2840 or fill out the contact form prior to 10 am on Wednesday, January 11th, and register for “The Highlands Tour.”  Once registered, your name will be given to the on-duty security guard located at the main entrance of The Highlands at NW 145th Street and 3rd Avenue NW.  Directions to the homes will be provided at the gate.

It’s Time for Seattle’s Annual Christmas Ships!

2011 Seattle Chistmas ShipsSeattle’s annual Christmas Ship Festival officially kicks off this Thursday, December 1st, and you don’t want to miss it when it floats by the Highlands.  The 62 year Seattle tradition is a sure way to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

On December 11th, head over to Carkeek Park in the evening to see the largest holiday floating parade in the world. The brightly decorated Christmas ships will stop in front of Carkeek for 20 minutes, starting at 6:00pm. Pack a thermos of hot chocolate, warm your hands by the bonfire and listen to the Dickens Carolers.

If you’re busy on Sunday, you can catch the ships up at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park on Tuesday, December 13th. The Christmas Ships arrive near Richmond Beach a bit later, around 8:20pm. For more information, check out the full schedule here. Happy Holidays!

Edmonds Dick’s Restaurant Opens This Thursday

Excellent news, Highland residents! The locally-owned chain, Dick’s Restaurant, is expanding to the area six weeks ahead of schedule. For those of you who crave the infamous hand cut fries, creamy shakes, and juicy burgers, the newest Dick’s Restaurant will be opening at 3pm this Thursday at 21910 Hwy 99, according to the Snohomish County Business Journal.  It’s only ten minutes north from the Highland neighborhood, a much closer location than the twenty minute drive to the Holman location

Make sure to stop by on the opening day. It will be a true celebration with high school marching bands from around the area, contest winners, and even a visit from the co-founder Dick Spady.

This is the sixth Dick’s Restaurant in the Puget Sound region and the first to open since 1974. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the local Seattle treat.

The Highlands’ Resident Financials Front Page News

MarinersThe Highlands resident and Seattle Mariner largest minority owner, Chris Larson, had a unflattering article written about him on the front page of today’s Seattle Times.  The article follows other articles as the baseball season winds down about the Mariner ownership, their payroll for next year, and most Mariner fans’ dream of signing Prince Fielder in the offseason.  While I too have dreams of Fielder in a Mariner’s uniform next year, this article today went too far.  The article attacks someone going through a tough personal time (a divorce) and then discusses his debt without fairly talking about the value of his assets.  No matter the situation, it is a shame to have this discussed so openly when there is little to no public interest in the situation.  Even if it does affect the Mariners payroll going forward, at least we have a baseball team to root for (unlike the NBA/Seattle Sonics) and we have a Highlands’ resident to thank for it.