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Innis Arden & Shoreline Protected Views, Private Outdoor Spaces, & Premium Community Amenities: Your Guide to Living in Shoreline’s Innis Arden Community

Protected views of the Puget Sound, incredible amenities for residents, a sense of community, and organized events where you can meet your neighbors are just a few of the perks of living in Shoreline’s Innis Arden community. 

From many Seattleites’ perspectives, this exclusive, planned community offers a premium living experience for a smaller price tag. Don’t get us wrong—it’s not “cheap” to live here by any means, but you can typically find larger houses on spacious lots and a suburban atmosphere for a much better price than you can find in Seattle (if you can find it at all!). Our latest listing in Shoreline’s Innis Arden community is a great example of this—this completely remodeled home offers a 3,161-square-foot layout and private outdoor space!

Here are a few things to know about Shoreline’s Innis Arden community: 

Living in Innis Arden gets you access to premium community amenities. 

 

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A community pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse are all available to Innis Arden residents! Let’s start with the swim club. The Innis Arden Swim Club is much more than just a swimming pool—there’s a youth swim team, a water polo team, you can take swim lessons here, host a pool party, and of course just go swimming for fun! 

The Innis Arden Tennis Club includes 2 full-sized outdoor tennis courts, and there are lots of different opportunities here! Of course, you can use the courts to play just for fun, but there are also classes and teams for everyone from kids ages 5-8 to advanced adults. 

Right alongside the tennis club and swim club is the Clubhouse, and this great gathering space is ready for all types of events from rehearsal dinners and weddings to reunions and business meetings. 

There are also beautiful natural spaces to explore without having to even leave the neighborhood! This includes over 50 acres of forested land, and even gated access to a private beach. Innis Arden Reserve Park is a gorgeous, forested waterfront park with a trail. You can find more tips for exploring the reserve here. There are also natural trails throughout the Innis Arden neighborhood that are perfect for getting your steps in every day! 

 

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You don’t have to worry about your view disappearing—views in Innis Arden are protected. 

Innis Arden has some pretty strict covenants, bylaws, and policies that are designed to help preserve residents’ views of the Puget Sound and Olympic mountains, and the general atmosphere of the neighborhood. You can read more about remodel/building rules here

 

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There are tons of ways to meet your neighbors in Innis Arden, including several community activities throughout the year. 

If you’re the type of person who loves to get involved, there are some great opportunities here—you can help with fundraising and organize the annual Rummage Sale, you can help prepare for events, etc. And then there are the activities which include holiday events like Oktoberfest, a winter holiday party, and an Egg-Scramble for Easter. There’s an annual Salmon BBQ that’s been held every year for 50+ years, there are wine tastings, and more. There are plenty of ways to meet your neighbors and get to know others in your community!  

The Boeing Family first purchased this area back in the 1940s and the community has a long history. 

In the early 1940s, Bill Boeing was in search of a retreat where he could go hunting and fishing near his North Seattle mansion. He purchased the area that is now Innis Arden (which is named for where his wife grew up in Connecticut), and at the time, the land was undeveloped. Eventually much of the land was logged, sold, and platted for homes. 


If you’d like to learn more about Innis Arden, you’ll find some helpful resources and articles here: 


Our latest listing is in Shoreline’s Innis Arden neighborhood, and just down the street from the pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse!

Click here to see this 5-bedroom, 3.25-bath home for sale in Innis Arden.

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