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Buy a Condo in King County to Experience the Magic of a Metropolis

Are you a die-hard city-dweller? Do you long to hear the pitter-patter of feet and the low hum of unfamiliar voices around you? Do you feel most alive walking out your door and not knowing who you’ll meet that day, but are sure that in a bustling and vibrant city—it’s bound to be someone fascinating? If you’re nodding your head yes here—you’re not alone. There’s a good reason why you, and countless others, are searching for a condo in King County, Washington State’s most populous, and home to cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland. Buying a condominium in King County is a great investment and one that you shouldn’t take lightly.

So let’s take a look at King County’s demographics and some of the trendiest neighborhoods where you might find your perfect condominium.

History of King County Washington

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History of King County

Today King County has nearly twice the land area of the state of Rhode Island, but in the mid-1800s when it was founded, it extended all the way to the Olympic Peninsula.

Presently, the county spans an area of 2,307 miles; 2,116 of them are land, and the remaining 191 of them are water, with the City of Seattle holding the title of County Seat.

By the time that Europeans arrived in what is now King County, the area was already inhabited by the Duwamish Tribe, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and the Muckleshoot peoples.

It was recorded that in the first winter after the Denny Party landed at Alki Point, the settlement in the area was just a few dozen settlers and more than a thousand Indigenous. It was also said that the local tribes taught the settlers how to subsist in this unfamiliar terrain and climate, and also helped them with construction and labor needs.

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King County’s Namesake

On December 22, 1852, the Oregon Territory Legislature approved the formation of King County and the area was named after William R. King, an Alabama man who had just been elected Vice President of the United States under President Franklin Pierce.

This proved to be problematic though, for King County, because William Rufus Devane King was a slave owner, who, according to a motion made by the King County City Council, “earned income and maintained his lifestyle by oppressing and exploiting other human beings.”

In 1986, the King County City Council approved a motion to rename King County’s namesake, keeping the name King County, but instead using it to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luter King, Jr. whose “contributions are well-documented and celebrated by millions throughout the nation and the world, and embody attributes for which the citizens of King County can be proud and claim as their own.”

After a bureaucratic hold-up for nearly the next two decades, on July 24, 2005, governor Christine Gregoire signed into law Senate Bill 5332 which made the renaming official.

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Are you a die-hard city-dweller? Do you long to hear the pitter-patter of feet and the low hum of unfamiliar voices around you? Do you feel most alive walking out your door and not knowing who you’ll meet that day, but are sure that in a bustling and vibrant city—it’s bound to be someone fascinating? If you’re nodding your head yes here—you’re not alone. There’s a good reason why you, and countless others, are searching for a condo in King County, Washington State’s most populous, and home to cities like Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland. Buying a condominium in King County is a great investment and one that you shouldn’t take lightly.

So let’s take a look at King County’s demographics and some of the trendiest neighborhoods where you might find your perfect condominium.

King County, WA Demographics

King County Demographics

King County boasts some of Washington State's largest cities and because of that is, no doubt, an undisputed leader as one of the best counties to buy a condo in Washington.

King County also has the honor of being the “center of population” for Washington State, a demographic measure that identifies a geographical center point of the region’s population.

Now over 2.3 million people call King County home, and World Population Review lists the average household median income at nearly $95,000 and the average family median income around $118,000.

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Why should you buy a condo in King County, WA?

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Why You Might Want to Buy a Condo in King County

King County is an incredibly profitable place to invest in real estate, and condos make especially great rental properties.

Overall, Washington State has a really strong real estate market; lower interest rates, an abundance of good jobs, and sky-rocketing home values are a few of the factors that contribute to the success.

Powell Property Management reports that the Seattle housing market is experiencing low inventory and high competition, (much like the rest of the United States), but condos in Seattle are both more prevalent and are also more reasonably priced as compared to single-family homes.

The only caveat: if you’re looking to buy a condo in King County, pack your patience and prepare to stick around a while, because in a market this red-hot, getting your offer accepted can sometimes take a while.

What is a Condo, Anyway?

The condominium, or condo for short, has a lot of perks. You can think of it as owning an apartment within a larger building, a building governed by an association, one in which you pay dues.

But for just a fraction of the cost, as compared to what single-family homeowners pay for property maintenance and upkeep, condo owners are afforded the luxury of only having to maintain what goes on inside of their condos, and the association takes care of what goes on outside.

Condos are a great compromise for those who want community-living except with more ownership. Condo complexes oftentimes have exemplary amenities too, like pools, fitness rooms, and common areas indoors and out. It’s not uncommon for condos to have a park-like setting and the best of them have greenspaces that are impeccably manicured.

There are a wide variety of condos for sale in King County and the type of condo and location you choose all depend on what your goals are.


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Why King County?

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The Condo Conundrum The most confounding thing about looking to buy a condo in King County? It’s gotta be which neighborhood to choose. Who would I be if I lived on the shores of Lake Washington or Lake Sammamish? Who could I become if I ditched all of this upkeep, maintenance, and yard work for a condo and got all of my time back? What would my life be like if I lived somewhere with a pool… There’s a lot to dream about, especially when it comes to condo-living, and if you’re ready to turn your dreamscapes into landscapes, then take a second look at King County, one of Washington’s finest.

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