Living in Woodinville WA | Neighborhood Profile

Welcome to Woodinville

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Welcome to wine country oenophiles!  Woodinville is a stunning, tourist-heavy city with around 2 million visitors a year. Guests and residents alike enjoy rustic scenery permeated with wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and more.  Living in Woodinville has a hybrid small-town feel with urban portions yet still enables residents to reside close to major hubs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. 

For more details on Woodinville Wineries, check out our previous post which has some of the top tasting locations. 

Population11,997 (2017)
Median Household Income$109,456 (2017)
Median Housing Price$839,000 (Dec 2019)
Median Gross Rent$1809 (2017)
source: city-data.com

Commute Times (Peak Hours)

Sea-Tac Airport28 miles | 45min – 1hr 30 min
Seattle Downtown20 miles | 45 min – 1hr 40 min
Stevens Pass Ski Resort63 miles | 1hr 10min – 1hr 30min

Woodinville History

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Until the arrival of European settlers in the 1870s, Woodinville was inhabited by Sammamish tribes for thousands of years. 

In 1871 Ira and Susan Woodin relocated from the Seattle area to where Woodinville now resides along the Sammamish river where they constructed a cabin for their primary residence. Cattle farming and logging timber were their primary means of commerce. 

Slowly a town formed around their cabin and eventually it was expanded to serve as a post office and schoolhouse as well. 

Woodinville continued to expand and eventually developed into a Seattle suburb post World War II. It officially became incorporated King County in 1993. 

The population in Woodinville is increasing exponentially with an estimated 40%+ growth over the next 5 years; many new housing projects are underway to accommodate the expansion. 

Life in Woodinville | What’s it like?

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Woodinville possesses the best aspects of both rural and urban living. Enjoy hiking, biking or horseback riding in the Sammamish river valley by day and wine tasting, shopping and fine dining by nightfall. 

Families living in Woodinville will find their coin stretches further here than in some neighboring cities (like Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond) without sacrificing metropolitan amenities.

Eat | Drink | Play

Woodinville has too many wineries, distilleries, breweries, cideries, restaurants and entertainment options to list, but here are some of our personal favorites. 

Recreation:

Restaurants:

Bars, Lounges & Tasting Rooms:

Woodinville Housing Market

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As of this writing the median sales price of homes of Woodinville is $839,000, down -1.3% year-over year.  Woodinville remains a sellers market but is starting to show signs of a slow down. 

Northshore School District

Northshore is one of the top districts in the state; It has 21,918 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. Test statistics show 73% of students are at least well versed in math and 78% in reading.

source: niche.com

Woodinville Cost of Living

Per bestplaces.net, Woodinville WA has a cost of living score of 183.6 compared to a US average of 100. This is a product of extremely high home prices and a higher transportation cost for commuters. 

COST OF LIVINGWoodinvilleWashingtonUSA
  Overall183.6118.7100
  Grocery108.9101.1100
  Health85.283.8100
  Housing347.1164.9100
  Median Home Cost$839,000$381,300$231,200
  Utilities70.474100
  Transportation134.3113.6100
  Miscellaneous120.499.4100
source: niche.com

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