This premier yet understated gated community is located near the Seattle Golf Club just minutes from downtown Seattle. Designed in 1907 by leading landscape architecture firm, The Olmsted Brothers. The neighborhood was designed as a community of homes meant to be as integrated with their natural woodland surroundings. Homes would lie surrounded by trees and connected by a scenic road system and none would be visible to its adjacent homes, offering community yet complete privacy. The Highlands, as it was called, was placed on a hill overlooking the Puget Sound, so that a homeowner could take in the beauty of the forest and the sound with a single glance. It was to be a place, upon entrance, where the noise and bustle of the city became a distant memory.
The Highlands of today still embodies the Olmsted Brothers’ vision. The neighborhood is a hidden gem within the greater Puget Sound region. The community feel is sustained by walking trails, play fields, tennis courts, a pool and wading pool with bathhouses, a preschool, chapel, and private access to a nearby secluded beach. Members collaborate in committees to oversee every aspect of the premises and operations, including annual community events and holiday celebrations. At the same time, the privacy and peace of members is fully respected and protected.