Bothell/Brier WA

Bothell, Washington, is a community of approximately 35,000 residents that is a part of the Seattle metropolitan area. Just to the west of Bothell is Brier, another suburban community with about 6,500 inhabitants. Although these towns have long been known as bedroom communities, a high-tech sector has rapidly evolved in the area over the past two decades.


Prior to the arrival of those of European descent, what is now known as the Sammamish River Valley was home to the Sammamish people. The first two settlers filed claims here in 1870. George Wilson and Columbus Greenleaf then constructed homes here. The area slowly attracted others, including eight families that arrived over a span of the next six years. In 1876, a logging camp was built in what is today downtown Bothell. A store and sawmill soon followed, and the railroad arrived in 1888.

Parks and Recreation

The two communities offer hundreds of acres of parks and green space, including well-appointed sports complexes. Those that love hiking or biking will find a well-developed system of trails here. For example, the Burke Gliman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail wind their way along the Sammamish River. These trails extend from Seattle's Hiram M. Chittenden Locks all the way to Marymoor Park.

Attractions and Activities

Bothell offers an active community schedule. The Bothell Freedom Festival includes the Fourth of July parade and a unique reenactment of the Battle of Concord that's held on the Bothell Landing Bridge. The Bothell Landing Amphitheater hosts the Music in the Park summer concert series. Bothell Landing is also the site of the annual tree lighting event that includes Santa's arrival for the holiday season. Residents that invest in Bothell/Brier WA real estate also look forward to both the Bothell Arts & Crafts Fair and Riverfest.


Every August, Brier hosts SeaScare. The name whimsically derives from Seattle's well-known Seafair. Those with Bothell/Brier WA homes may choose to take in the Porch Light Parade and a classic film that is screened each year. A nautical theme serves to unite the various activities, including an array of contests and games.
At any one time, there will be several hundred homes for sale in Bothell/Brier. Therefore, it can be very helpful to enlist the services of a solid Bothell/Brier real estate agent that can readily match Bothell/Brier homes for sale to your unique requirements.

The newer Bothell/Brier real estate that is available in the area often includes desirable amenities like energy efficient systems, ample storage and gourmet kitchens. There is some real estate in Bothell/Brier that is appropriate for young families seeking starter homes, but many Bothell/Brier properties feature upscale designs. The discriminating Bothell/Brier home buyer will enjoy seeing the many beautiful properties that a Bothell/Brier realtor can show.

Cathy Hartmann-Gladwell
Cathy Hartmann-Gladwell
Managing Broker