Seattle Neighborhood Spotlight: Sand Point
One of the most historic and important neighborhoods in the history of Seattle is Sand Point. Home to a former naval base that now makes up the second-largest public park in the city, Sand Point and the massive lakeside Magnuson Park, this beautiful portion of Seattle is chock-full of natural features, historical points of interest, and some truly spectacular homes.
Magnuson Park, the former site of Naval Station Puget Sound, is home to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration station, several sports fields, and a recently restored wetland habitat. During its time as a Naval base, Naval Station Puget Sound was the final step of the world’s first aerial circumnavigation of the globe.
Best of all, Magnuson Park is almost strangely lacking in the plethora of joggers and cyclists that frequent Green Lake, Volunteer Park, and Magnolia. With playgrounds, sports fields, and walking paths galore, there’s enough room and variety for everyone in the neighborhood to explore.
The affordability of Sand Point makes it stand out compared to some of the more populated areas of the city. Condos, apartment buildings, new homes and beautiful turn of the century constructions house students, young families, and due to the proximity to Seattle Children’s Hospital, plenty of doctors and nurses.
Sand Point also neighbors Laurelhurst, Windermere, and Lake City, so residents are only minutes away from nightlife, restaurants, and shopping centers.
To find out more about the Sand Point neighborhood and how you can relocate there, contact Seattle Mortgage Planners to discuss your mortgage loan options.