New Fall City Video

April 17, 2011

Here is a new video on Fall City that I found.  Please take a look at it and let me know what you think.

Could Fall City be one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States?

March 15, 2011

Could Fall City be one of the most expensive zip codes in the United States?

Forbes magazine lists the top 500 zip codes with the most expensive real estate.  In 2010 five zip codes in Washington State made that list.  Can you guess which ones?

Rank  City            Zip Code    Median Price   Inventory   Median Income

42       Medina                98039      $2,170,308.    60              $ 132,665

228     Mercer Island     98040      $1,003,328    185             $    91,904

247     Bellevue               98004      $   952,566    447             $    63,358

444     Sammamish       98075       $   664,223    179             $ Not Avail.

477     Fall City              98024       $   594,747      94            $    62,076

You can get more information by following the link to the Forbes Article by clicking here.

I think these numbers will come as a surprise to many people.  When I am showing homes in Fall City and I ask my clients what they think the median house price is in Fall City, unless they have done their research, most of them underestimate the number by almost 50%.  In my opinion, it is because they do not understand the boundaries of the zip code and most of the homes that are higher priced are not in the downtown core.

What we enjoy about Fall City is the diversity of housing stock.  There are modest mobile homes on leased land and also large homes on acreage.  Fall City also has one of the largest collections of historic homes in unincorporated King County.   We have homes on lakes, rivers, acreage properties and view properties. There is truly something for everybody.  If someone wants to take advantage of the great community, excellent schools, scenic beauty and recreational opportunities nearby, they do not have to spend a lot of money to live here. On the other hand, if someone is looking for that signature property we have those, too.

We love to help people discover some of the hidden attributes of this community that make it a great place to live.

Every Vote Counts

March 13, 2011

The Snoqualmie Valley School bond failed by less than one vote. The school board is putting the same bond back on the ballot in April.

From King County’ Election site:

  Ballots Cast/Registered Voters: * 9980 / 21382 46.67%
Proposition No. 1 General Obligation Bonds – $56,200,000
  APPROVED 5972 59.99%
  REJECTED   3983 40.01%

Here is a link to the site if you want to see for yourself.

 You can read more about the last bond vote at

You can reach the Valley Voters for Education Site Here

I support the school bond and encourage you to vote yes.  Your vote could make the difference.

Snoqualmie Valley School District Podcast?

March 13, 2011

I just found out that the Snoqualmie Valley School District has a pod cast. What a great idea for people who want to know about our school district but can not make the board meetings. You can learn more about the podcasts at

Happy listening.

Cross your Fingers

March 6, 2011

The Snoqualmie Valley School District bond is failing by 2/10 of a vote. The results of the hand count should be available Tuesday morning. There are three votes that need to be reviewed to determine the voter’s intent. I hope it passes.

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and Family Park located in Fall City

August 12, 2010

Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and Family Park located in Fall City

Did you know that Fall City has its own outdoor theater?  They are presenting the Wizard of Oz this season and have shows on Saturday’s and Sundays.  This is a great opportunity to spend some time outside with live theater.  With prior reservations they have a barbeque dinner available cooked by celebrity chefs.

The Theater is located at the end of the David Powell road and the property has a nice view of Snoqualmie Falls.  Here is a link to google maps showing the location, but please read the specific instructions from the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater web site.  There are some peculiar rules relating to the easement that you should be aware of before you go.

Here a link to their website.  Please take a minute to explore their site. Then make reservations and go see the play.  I can assure you that you will have a great time and experience a part of Fall City that you may not have known was here.

Summer on the River

August 10, 2010

The Snoqualmie River is a great source of entertainment year around. This photo is of the river just above the campground in Fall City. You can see some of the inner- tubers coming down the river if look carefully.







Enjoying the Sandy Beach above Fall City.


What a nice way to spend the day in Fall City.

Money for Salmon in Fall City

April 29, 2009

I found this interesting press release about Federal Money coming to protect Puget Sound and saw that there is a project in Fall City.  I did not know that there was any proposed projects like this in Fall City so it caught my eye. 

Here is a quote from the EPA press release dated 4.29.09.

Brief Description of Project: Traditional Ecological Knowledge Interpretive Trail and Riparian Restoration at Fall City Park – This project will restore 5.2 acres adjacent to the Snoqualmie River. The project will enhance ecological function of an area known to be critical salmon habitat, while beautifying it and maintaining its recreational value. An interpretive trail for community use will be created to improve understanding of traditional ecological knowledge used in this area before contact, including sustainable harvest of native plants used for food, medicine, housing, clothing and other daily uses.”

You can see the Press release here.

It will be interesting to see what the proposal is all about.

Snoqualmie Valley Schools Bond Vote

March 3, 2009

The Snoqualmie Valley School Bond vote is going on right now.  Ballots need to be postmarked by March 10th, 2009 and there is a ballot box at the Fall City Library if you would prefer to not mail you ballot.  This election is an all mail election.   I encourage you mail in your ballot and to vote yes on this school bond.  Even if this bond passes, your taxes will go down because a larger bond expires. So do the right thing and vote yes for our kids.

Here is a link to an article in the Snoqualmie Valley Star about the school bond.

 If you have already voted you can track your vote here.

Fall City Parks District Approved by Voters?

February 10, 2009


Wow it looks like the Fall City Metropolitan Parks District is passing by a healthy margin.  At the time of writing it is passing by almost 58%  to 42% with over 40% of the registered voters weighing in on the decision.  I think this will be a positive move for Fall City.  I was the President of the Fall City Hop Shed Foundation that stabilized the Fall City Hop Shed, a King County Historical Landmark located in the Fall City Community Park.  Fall City Community park is a King County Park so I am Familiar with King County Parks and what it takes to work with them on a long term project.  We were successful and were able to work effectively with them but it sure took a long time.  This is the same park that Ron Simms wants to give to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Fall City needs more parks, and more diversified parks.  My son wants a Skate Park.  I would love to see a playground that families can use when school is in session.  As it is now there is not a public play structure in Fall City except for the one at Fall City Elementary School.  How about the Bernard property that is currently being used as an RV and boar storage lot.  What a great park that would make.  At the confluence of the Raging and Snoqualmie Rivers, you could open up the rivers for public access and have a playground, picnic area, Fishing access,  with room for a skate park.  That is just one idea.  What would you like to see happen in Fall City, in regards to parks?