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Destination: Madrona [Updated]

We visit three high-style boutiques in the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona.

04/22/2011 By Laura Cassidy

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Best Places to Live 2011

An insider’s guide to Seattle’s best neighborhoods—from Burien to Vashon to Laurelhurst—now and in the future.

03/15/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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5 Places to Live Next: Where You’ll Want to Be In 2016

Five real estate experts name Sammamish, Central District, South Lake Union, Columbia City, and Hillman City as Seattle’s next hot neighborhoods.

03/15/2011 By Rachel Sturtz

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What You Can 
Get For…$525,000

In January, we looked at Redmond and Bellevue real estate available for a little more than half a mil. This month, we dug up a handful of Seattle real estate for that same price.

01/19/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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What You Can 
Get For…$525,000

As of October, the average sale price of a single-family home on the Eastside was $523,000. Here’s a snapshot of what was available near that price point in late November.

12/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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High Schools

78 public and 50 private schools graded.

11/19/2010 With Kathryn Robinson, Clancey Denis, and Hilary Meyerson By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

The New School Plan

School enrollment in Seattle just got simpler, but for some parents it causes more problems than it solves.

11/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

Geek Boot Camp

Cleveland High reboots with a new tech–heavy STEM curriculum.

11/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

Smart and Smarter

How West Seattle mom Molly Seaverns challenged Chief Sealth to be more challenging by pitching an International Baccalaureate degree.

11/14/2010 By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

Private Lives

A crash course in private school programs at Eastside Preparatory School, Northwest School, Lakeside School, and Seattle Waldorf.

11/11/2010 By Clancey Denis

High Schools 2010

Grading Our High Schools

A guide to secondary education in King County, including student demographics and standardized test scores.

11/10/2010 By Judy Naegeli, Alexandra Notman, Clancey Denis, and Mary Pritchard

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Hot ’Hoods: Capitol Hill

Home prices are down throughout Seattle, but it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that sellers in Capitol Hill are still getting more than list price, particularly in the Stevens microneighborhood.

10/13/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Hot ’Hoods: Queen Anne

The extended first-time homebuyer credit helped buoy business into the early summer months, but sales slowed after that. Queen Anne is part of only one area in Seattle that didn’t slow down from June to July.

09/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Hot Hoods: Wallingford

Seattle doesn&rs't require chicken owners to register their little cluckers, so it’s anyone’s guess which nabe has the largest poultry population. But as the home of Seattle Tilth, Wallingford is plenty fowl-friendly.

08/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Free Rage Neighbors

When the Seattle Department of Planning and Development recommended changes to urban agriculture laws in June, including a ban on roosters, it unwittingly pitted animal-loving locavores against peace-seeking residents.

08/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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They’re Baaaack!

High-stakes bidding battles they ain’t, but multioffer standoffs are cropping up in North Seattle neighborhoods such as Greenlake, Wallingford, Bryant, Wedgwood. Plus, why Issaquah is this month’s hot neighborhood.

07/20/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Home Work

Seattle Public Schools’ new attendance-area boundaries complicate an already jumbled real estate market. For some, it’s enough to up and leave that once desirable humble abode. Plus: Magnolia will soon lay claim to the Briarcliff community, making i

06/14/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Best Places to Live 2010

Here are Seattle Met’s picks for the Emerald City’s 15 must-live neighborhoods right now, plus vital stats on the people, property, and parks in 116 communities.

04/19/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Renting the High Life

New homes for rent: Builders are leasing what they can’t sell. Plus, Sand Point’s low crime rate makes it a hot neighborhood.

03/15/2010 By Matthew Halverson

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Breaking Fee

When is it worthwhile to pay flat fees to buyer’s agents? Plus, Madison Park’s closure rate in the second half of 2009 makes it a hot neighborhood.

02/17/2010 By Matthew Halverson