Edmonds Art Walk – 2019

The FIRST Edmonds Art Walk of the new year is Thursday Jan. 17, 5-8pm!This great community event is the third Thursday of every month, all year long – rain or shine. Join galleries, merchants, neighbors and friends to celebrate the arts and cultivate local vitality. More details at- www.artwalkedmonds.com


Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Just for Fun, Local Communities

Mill Creek

Welcome to Mill Creek! 

Located in Snohomish County and just about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Mill Creek is a smaller community brimming with excellent amenities to take advantage of. Originally built around a country club and golf course that you can still enjoy today, Mill Creek offers a long list of city conveniences whether you’re looking for gorgeous outdoor opportunities or plenty of restaurants, shops, and activities close by.

In addition to the pristine Mill Creek Country Club and Golf Course, Mill Creek is brimming with ways to stay active. A long list of parks and an incredible trail system offers picturesque settings to enjoy, and parks and the incredible sports center will keep the whole family busy! Additionally, the Mill Creek Town Center is another top destination whether you want to have a delicious dinner out or spend the day shopping!

“Mill Creek officially incorporated on August 30th, 1983 and was built around the Mill Creek Country Club and its golf course. It currently has a population of just under 20,000 people. It is full of hiking/jogging trails throughout the wooded areas. The Country Club is a private club that has a gem of a golf course that people love to play!”Travis DeFries

Getting Out & About

“There are some nice walking trails near the downtown area and around village green drive, many parks including a skateboard park. The towncenter is a fun place to walk around, go for coffee, dessert or dinner.” -Tonya Tye

“Central Market grocery store has the best selection of fresh fruit, wine, seafood, meats, made to order sandwiches, fresh sliced deli meats and cheeses, large selection of organic foods, sushi and more. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the outdoor courtyard or stop to shop for a special dinner. This store has has it all.” -Heather Potts

“There is such a broad array of restaurants to choose from when meeting up with friends & clients. Something for everyone!” -Tonya Tye

“I love the convenience and the downtown feel of the Mill Creek Town Center! I can grab my coffee, get a manicure, grocery shop, and run other errands all in the same great spot!” -Ginna Demme

“One thing I also love about Mill Creek is all the doctors, walk in clinics and dentists that are in town. Super convenient to have so many health providers in close proximity.” -Jen Bowman

“Miles and miles of walking trails linking parks all over Mill Creek is one of my favorite features.” -Jen Bowman

Commuting from Mill Creek

Located just minutes from Interstate-5, Mill Creek is nestled in between Seattle and Everett. Mill Creek to Downtown Seattle is approximately 24 miles, while Mill Creek to Everett is just about 10 miles.

Homes in Mill Creek

“[Mill Creek is home to] nice planned single family and condo communities ranging from $500s and up in varying styles and ages.” -Tonya Tye

Want to learn more about living in Mill Creek?



Posted on February 27, 2018 at 12:08 am
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Local Communities, Mill Creek

South Everett

Described by local Brian Hayter as “growing, affordable, and convenient,” South Everett is in a wonderfully central location that offers great commuting options. But aside from being close to the many jobs and attractions in Everett, Seattle, and the surrounding areas, South Everett offers its own set of things to do and see! From excellent shopping, bountiful dining options, and lovely outdoor opportunities, South Everett offers its residents with a long list of top-notch city amenities to explore.

Take advantage of everything that South Everett has to offer all while benefitting from its affordability, wonderful sense of community, and of course, it’s aviation facilities and attractions. South Everett is home to Boeing, Paine Field, the FlyingHeritage & Combat Armor Museum, the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, and more flight-inspired attractions.

Getting Out & About

“I love the silver lake park. Excellent facilities for big or small events at fort Patterson and great big huge place for kids to play. Paddle boarding kayak and tubing!” Janet Buehler

“Don’t forget Emory’s, a great place for dinner, and you can cozy up to the large outdoor fireplace too.”Greg Buehler

Commuting from South Everett 

“Close enough to the city and the I-405 interchange yet far enough to feel like you’ve somewhat escaped! Quick commute up north if you’re headed to Lake Stevens or Bellingham.”Heather Potts

Homes in South Everett 

“A mix for sure. There are many older established nice neighborhoods, all different styles of homes, and a mix of new construction. Townhomes and condos as well.”Heather Potts

“Lots of nice neighborhoods, accessible to everything, affordability.”Brian Hayter

Want to learn more about living in South Everett?


Posted on February 27, 2018 at 12:06 am
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Local Communities, South Everett


Of course, Woodinville is known for being “wine country.” Woodinville is home to over 140 wineries, making it a destination whether you’re enjoying a day trip or a week-long getaways! This treasured city offers the opportunity to live in a place that feels like you’re living in the country at times, all while having easy access to city amenities. Plenty of shopping, restaurants, services, and more are all readily available in this small King County town.

For those who are interested in buying a home in Woodinville, you can expect to find a variety of opportunities. From single-family homes to properties with great land and equestrian properties, there’s a dynamic mix available. “If you love tall trees and privacy, you’ll love the feel of Woodinville!” says Jen Bowman.

Getting Out & About

“It’s world class wine country in our own backyard! Tasting rooms for every palate from boutique distilleries like Woodinville Whiskey to the mega winery Chateau Ste Michelle where summer concerts on their picturesque grounds are a must-see.”Jen Bowman

Wine tasting in Woodinville is a fabulous experience. Local wineries and dozens of tasting rooms available to explore. Fun to learn about the wine making process and talk to people who are knowledgeable and passionate about the local wine.”Kim Harman

Where are your favorite places to shop in Woodinville?

“Molbaks, Haggens Food & Pharmacy, World Market.”Jen Bowman

“Molbaks, Target, T.J. Maxx.” -Lauren Pulfer

“Our family loves to attend the annual Basset Hound Bash/Woodinville All Fools’ Day Parade every August. We kick off the morning with the pancake breakfast hosted at the local fire department, grab a seat on the parade route to watch the floats and dozens of basset hounds go by. It’s a fun-filled day at the farmer’s market with live music, art/craft vendors, food, wine and beer.” –Kim Harman

“Cottage Lake is a lovely 22-acre lakeside park with a kids play ground, basketball courts, walking trails and picnic areas.It’s a popular spot for my family to fish, paddle board and swim late spring and summer. –Kim Harman

Commuting From Woodinville

Highway 522 runs right through Woodinville, making it easy to hop on the freeway from many locations and easily get to other cities throughout the region. The Burke Gilman Trail is another commuting option if you work in a nearby city:

“Love biking or walking the Burke Gilman Trail with easy access to Redmond, Marymoor Park, Lake Sammamish or into Seattle.” –Kim Harman

Homes in Woodinville

“[People can expect to find] properties with great land, and quite a few horse/equestrian properties.” – Lauren Pulfer

Want to learn more about living in Woodinville?



Posted on February 27, 2018 at 12:04 am
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Local Communities, Woodinville


Welcome to Bothell!

Known for its excellent schools and treasured for being in a central location that’s close to attractions and amenities in the area, Bothell is a city of true convenience. Located just north of Kirkland and right next to wine country in Woodinville, Interstate 405 runs right through Bothell making it easy to get around the region.

Home to a long list of fabulous restaurants and some top-notch shopping, Bothell’s offerings ensure you don’t have to go far to find what you need. The same can be said for entertainment, fun weekend activities, and getaways—from parks and community activities to weekends in wine country or at McMenamins, Bothell is a hub of fun and play for people of all ages!

Bothell’s many premium amenities make it a desirable place to live, and it’s no surprise that the city is experiencing a great deal of new construction. From entry-level townhomes and ramblers to older homes with lots of land and luxury homes over $1 million, Bothell has a wide range of real estate to choose from.

Getting Out & About

“Country Village is fun to wander around!” recommends REALTOR® Tonya Tye.

 When it comes to dining in Bothell, REALTOR® Jen Bowman has a long list of recommendations: “Grazie’s, Hana Sushi, Panera! [I recommend] Alexa’s for brunch and Jalisco’s or Passion Tequila for Mexican. Also, Beardslee Public House, which is John Howie’s first venture outside of Bellevue.”

Jen also loves shopping at the new PCC in Canyon Park:

“Gotta love the Anderson School (McMenamin’s). The salt water swimming pool is open air and like a hot spring in the winter; lots of dining options and family friendly pubs, outdoor seating with heaters; [they even have] a movie theater that serves beer.” – REALTOR® Sam Arango

Bothell is also home to a branch of University of Washington. “[There are] good schools and college options in your backyard!” shares REALTOR® Becky Larsen.

Commuting from Bothell

“[Bothell residents commute mainly by car], but you can bike into Seattle on the Burke Gilman and to Redmond on the Sammamish River Trail from downtown.” – REALTOR® Tonya Tye.

“They are building the rest of the North Creek Trail that will meet up from Mill Creek to the Burke Gilman so biking may become even more popular!” – REALTOR® Melissa Huddleston

 Homes in Bothell

We asked REALTOR® Jen Bowman what types of homes you can expect to find in Bothell: “[There’s lots of] new construction!” she shared. “[There are] entry level townhomes, $1M+ homes, [homes by] national and local builders, split levels, ramblers, and big lots, too.”

“[Home buyers can expect to find] new construction and older homes with lots of land.” – REALTOR® Lauren Pulfer

 Want to learn more about living in Bothell?


Posted on February 27, 2018 at 12:02 am
Becky and Steve Larsen | Category: Bothell, Local Communities