In close vote, Snoqualmie City council says no to small property tax increase, North Bend Council says yes

According to discussion during the November 25th council meeting, for the first time in about 20 years, the Snoqualmie City Council voted not to [slightly] increase property taxes. State law allows taxing … [Read more...]

Windermere top economist says no bubble; sees slower, sustainable growth for Snoqualmie Valley housing market

The Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner, made a stop in the Snoqualmie Valley on September 5th to offer his insight into the U.S. economy, the Puget Sound economy and the Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Three Snoqualmie businesses close their doors this week

Three Snoqualmie businesses closed their doors this week. The biggest surprise to many residents was when Ana's Mexican Restaurant owner Anna Sotelo unexpectedly announced via the restaurant's Facebook page … [Read more...]

Things You Know (or should know) if you live in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley

[Article by contributing writer, North Bend resident and owner of Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs, Melissa Grant] The Upper Snoqualmie Valley is an odd place, and that’s the reason we all love it so … [Read more...]

City says new North Bend Marriott hotel could open fall 2020

It's been a long road, but some North Bend city officials are feeling cautiously optimistic that that the new Marriott hotel - in the works for five years - will break ground in 2019. The project, slated for … [Read more...]

City sells small downtown parking lot to developer

It appears the City of Snoqualmie isn't the only local municipality selling a vacant land parcel used for parking. On December 7, 2018 the City of North Bend closed on the sale of a 7,000 sq. ft. lot at the … [Read more...]

Seven months after Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closes, still no word from city on what new business might replace it

It's been seven months since the Snoqualmie Ridge IGA closed, leaving plenty of speculation in its wake as to what might take its place in the approximate 21,000 sq. ft. space. On September 28th, IGA owner … [Read more...]

City to purchase large portion of Cascade Golf Course for critical water rights, open space

On August 21, 2018 the North Bend City Council unanimously authorized Mayor Ken Hearing to take all necessary action to purchase 28-acres of the Cascade Golf Course, located just outside the city limits off … [Read more...]

North Bend, Snoqualmie Valley featured on HGTV series

So way back in January, HGTV was in town, but it was 'mums the word' until what they were filming was closer airing. Flash forward three months: we're now allowed to say they were filming scenes for an … [Read more...]

New Home Development with large lots proposed for unincorporated North Bend area

It looks like a new, small home development is being proposed in North Bend, but this time in unincorporated King County (off I-90 exit 32) - and this time with big lots. Applicant Kusak Tree Farm, LLC of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley Real Estate: tight market could persist as Snoqualmie Ridge finishes, North Bend keeps building

Being the suburb of fast-growing Seattle and Bellevue means the tight Snoqualmie Valley housing market may persist into 2018. As people continue moving to King County for its robust job market due in part to … [Read more...]

Overhauling 468th Ave: City hosts Open House on Middle Fork Master Gateway Plan

The 468th corridor that runs through the eastern edges of North Bend - connecting I-90 exit 34 to Truck Town, Twin Falls Middle School, other businesses AND the Middle Fork Conservation Area - may look a lot … [Read more...]

Land annexation process started for potential 800-home active adult community in Snoqualmie

On June 22, 2017, development group Snoqualmie Heights Partners, LLC initiated the annexation process for approximately 260 acres of land located in the city's Snoqualmie Hills West Urban Growth Area (UGA) . … [Read more...]

How High can they Go? Snoqualmie Valley homes prices see big jump, slower rise expected in coming year

[**This article courtesy of Nancy Backman, longtime Snoqualmie resident and John L.Scott Real Estate agent/broker**] What an amazing time in the Puget Sound region real estate market. 2016 was one of the best … [Read more...]

Construction to start on new North Bend Home Development

The City of North Bend announced on September 12, 2016 that in mid-September, construction will begin on The Cottages at North Bend, a 37-lot Polygon Homes subdivision, located along SE Cedar Falls Way just … [Read more...]