Mount Baker Is Our Neighborhood Of The Week

Dated: 09/23/2013

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Seattle's Mount Baker community lies on Lake Washington southeast of downtown between the Leschi and Seward Park neighborhoods. Like a hidden gem over the ridge, the area features panoramic views of the Cascade Range to the east and north across the lake and of the Rainier Valley and the Olympic Mountains to the west. The name “Mount Baker” is derived from the North Cascades volcano that is just barely visible in the northeast view. 

Mount Baker has a rather colorful history, emerging as a residential community after 1905, when developer J. C. Hunter hired the Olmsted Brothers firm to design a park-like neighborhood of curving boulevards that are still in place today.  Hunter set aside land for the Mount Baker Community Club, which has been a social and civic center for more than a century.  Today the Mount Baker Community Club is still a cornerstone of the area and has an active volunteer board. The neighborhood was also famously home to Sicks' Stadium and the Seattle Rainiers baseball team for many years, and since the 1950s it has been the scene of annual hydroplane races on the lake.
The neighborhood consists of primarily upscale residences, which include a variety of architectural influences from Colonials to Craftsman to Tudor styles.  Mount Baker has retained its reputation as a verdant upscale neighborhood of beautiful homes and grand views.

One such home, the 1919 five-bedroom historic home on Cascadia Avenue South is now on the market.  You could be a part of this tight-knit neighborhood’s history. Check out the listing details and photographs: {mls: 542112}

Troy Anderson

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