Lakemont is a popular suburban neighborhood located on the northern face of Cougar Mountain. As one of the largest suburban neighborhoods in King County, Lakemont is a popular destination for couples looking to grow their family and those moving into retirement. Most of Lakemont is located within Bellevue city limits with a smaller portion lying within the city of Issaquah. Covering roughly four square miles, Lakemont has a lower population density than the rest of Bellevue with just over 5,500 residents. The community is centrally located with easy access to downtown Issaquah and Bellevue.
Current homes for sale in Lakemont:
The natural beauty of this location has been a draw to many for decades, and settlers first inhabited this area for logging, mining, and small-scale farming. Much like Washington state itself, Lakemont is full of beautiful nature and landscapes. A major draw to the Lakemont area is its elevation. Seated on a hillside, Lakemont has breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, Lake Sammamish, and Lake Washington. Community-owned greenbelts have been created to protect these views, which capture and define the natural beauty of Washington.
Within Lakemont are two parks- Lakemont Community Park and Lewis Creek Park. The Lewis Creek Park sits in the middle of the Lakemont neighborhood and is a favorite recreational place for residents. The Lakemont Village Shopping Center is a small shopping center in Lakemont that provides easy access to banking, UPS, groceries and Starbucks.
Within Lakemont there are a number of things to do in terms of indoor and outdoor activities. For those wanting play, the Lakemont Park is open year round and has 3 miles of multi-use trails to explore. Full of Douglas fir and big leaf maple trees, the park also contains a play area for children, multiple picnic shelters, a basketball court, tennis courts, softball field and a skate bowl. Shelters are available for reservation and serve parties of up to 25. For those looking to explore nature there are three miles of trails to wander, a beautiful creek and the occasional bird and wildlife sightings. Deer and the occasional black bear are not uncommon in this area.
The Lewis Creek Park and the neighborhood Community Center are in the middle of Lakemont. The park has over 55 acres of trails and greenery, with boardwalks and a football field. Residents enjoy bringing their furry friends here and enjoying a nice stroll.
For last minute shopping needs, the Lakemont Village Shopping Center is a small business complex that stands between Town & Country Lakemont Market grovery store and a Starbucks. Lakemont Village shopping center has mailing and banking options, including an optical store, UPS, veterinarian, dentist, dry cleaner, bank, nail salon, hair salon, and teriyaki restaurant.
Much of Lakemont falls into the Issaquah School District. More specifically, all homes located east of 164th and Lakemont Boulevard would be under the Issaquah School District, a competitive and well-respected school district. Ranked 4th in Washington state, the last decade has brought much growth to this area and this school district now supports over 20,000 students. The Issaquah School District has 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 high schools. There are also private school options for all grade levels. The Open Window Private School is available for gifted students. High school students in this area go to Issaquah High School, a highly ranked high school with a 94% graduation rate. Recent state test scores show students from Issaquah High got 96% proficiency in math and 91% proficiency in reading.
Communities of Lakemont
There are over 20 communities in Lakemont currently: Belvedere, Branderwood, Brighton, Chandler Park, Collingwood, Creekside Circle, Findley Court, Forest Ridge, Greystone, Lakemont Woods, Lakemont Highlands, Longshadow Ridge, the Peak, the Pinnacle, Silverleaf, Sky Mountain, Stratford, the Summit, Woodcroft, Wyngate, and Vuemont Meadows. Lakemont is primarily zip code 98006 (Bellevue) with some houses in zip code 98027 (Issaquah).
Many styles of homes exist in the Lakemont neighborhood, giving plenty to choose from. The last few decades have seen major growth in single-family homes. The majority of houses in Lakemont were constructed sometime between 1950 and 1990, with updates and remodels in between. Styles of homes include ranch, colonial, modern, Mediterranean, mid-century modern, split entry and raised ranch. Lakemont receives high ratings and is considered a sought after and affluent neighborhood by locals. Homes in Lakemont range from $700k up to $2 million, with the average price being $1.9 million.
Average Price per Square Foot of Sold Single Family Homes in Lakemont over the past 14 months:
To and From Commuting
Geographically, Lakemont borders on the Eastgate, Somerset and Newcastle neighborhoods, with a short commute to downtown Bellevue and Issaquah. Only a mile away from interstate 90, Lakemont is an easy drive to downtown Seattle.
Public transportation is also easy to access from Lakemont- the Issaquah Transit Center is a short distance away and the Eastgate Park and Ride is also close by, serving downtown commuters with a number of Metro lines.
For those itching to explore Bellevue and Issaquah there are a number of attractions worth visiting including the Cougar Mountain Zoo and the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park covers 3,115 acres, with 12 miles of horse-riding trails and 38 miles of hiking trails.
And if that is not enough, it is connected to neighboring Squak Mountain State Park by the Cougar-Squak Corridor. Both of these parks are protected public land. King County is considered a goldmine of public parks with over 25,000 acres in park land.
For golfing there is the The Golf Club at Newcastle in Bellevue. A plethora of good dining and shopping can be found in Bellevue and Issaquah. And for those wanting to support the local economy there is the weekly Issaquah Farmer's Market, a local favorite for supporting local farmers and small businesses. Traditional and ethnic grocery stores are available for any other needs.