While attached town or row houses only make up about five percent of Seattle’s homes, Seattle has had the fastest growth of them among the 100 largest U.S. cities since 2000.
While many people picture the craftsman or houseboat when asked to identify a Seattle home, the contemporary and often times frowned upon town homes and row houses are gaining popularity. These new, energy-efficient homes provide buyers with a smaller price tag than single family homes–a welcome respite amidst the ever-increasing home prices in Seattle.
Greenwood, Fremont, Ballard, Magnolia, North Beacon Hill and High Point in West Seattle are the neighborhoods that have experienced the biggest increase in the construction of town homes and row houses in Seattle. Between 2000 and 2013, Seattle nearly tripled its amount of attached homes to over 16,000.
An attached home may not be your first choice as a prospective buyer, but keep your mind open to them. They are newer, less expensive, more environmentally friendly and require less maintenance than many single family homes in King County.
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