Welcome to Bothell
Part of King and Snohomish counties, Bothell Washington gives you all the living assortments of the east-side with a lower housing price tag. Home to the award winning Northshore School District, Cascadia Community College and University of Washington, it’s also a place to get a great education. Companies like Seattle Genetics, Biolife Solutions and Fujifilm have their headquarters in Bothell. What’s it like Living in Bothell WA? Read on…
|Median Household Income||96,012 (2017)|
|Median Housing Price||$629,900 (2020)|
|Median Gross Rent||$1822 (2019)|
Commute Times (Peak Hours)
|Sea-Tac Airport||27.4 miles | 45min – 1hr 45min|
|Seattle Downtown||19.5 miles | 30min – 1hr 10min|
|Stevens Pass Ski Resort||65 miles | 1hr 25min|
Originally inhabited by the Sammamish Tribe, European settlers started occupying the Bothell area after the Puget Sound War in 1856.
Fast forward to 1876, George Brackett acquired land on the north bank of the Sammamish River and started a logging company where downtown Bothell now resides.
In 1885, Brackett sold to a settler from Pennsylvania, David Bothell.
The first postmaster purchased a plat from David Bothell in 1888 and named it in his honor; the same year a new railroad was constructed from Issaquah to Bothell for the transport of coal.
The city of Bothell officially became incorporated in 1909
Life in Bothell | What’s it like?
Living in Bothell WA has a small-town feel even though the population now exeeds 45,000. With the expansion of UW Bothell and the proceeding urban development, there are more restaurants and shopping options within walking distance of the Beardslee area of town.
During the warmer months, you’ll find the Park Ridge Community farmers market, bringing local produce, flowers, food stands and a bouncy house for the kiddos.
The Burke-Gilman trail stretches 19 miles from Bothell to Seattle; it’s well maintained and friendly for cyclists, runners, skateboarders, roller-bladers, and other wheeled-apparatus-enthusiasts.
Getting to major shopping centers is a piece of cake; Alderwood Mall and Bellevue Square are just minutes away. You also have multiple options to get to downtown Seattle using either I405, I5 or Lake City Way with the last two routes being toll free.
Eat | Drink | Play
Here are some of our favorite spots for nourishment and entertainment:
Bars, Lounges & Tasting Rooms:
Bothell Housing Market
As of this writing the median housing price in Bothell is $629,900; down -4.6% YOY. Inventory is still low compared to the nation and the area is still in growth mode.
Live up-to-date Bothell housing market data from the NWMLS
Average Rent in Bothell
Northshore School District
Northshore is a top-notch school district; It has 21,918 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. Test scores show 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Bothell Cost of Living
Per bestplaces.net, Bothell has a cost of living score of 156.8 compared to a US average of 100. This is a product of rising home prices and a higher transportation cost for commuters.
|COST OF LIVING||Bothell||Washington||USA|
|Median Home Cost||$592,400||$381,300||$231,200|