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Mountain collection maintains urban connection - The Seattle Times

Posted by Stacy Houle on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 9:14am.

Imagine a real estate market that allows you to access Seattle’s workplaces and schools while owning a new home with more land, recreational amenities and mountain access. Sound too good to be to true? Not according to Sean Northrop, the founder of Trailside Homes.

Trailside Homes

Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mondays–Fridays at 316 W. First St. and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays–Sundays at 370 Snow Ridge Drive, Cle Elum

Prices: From $500,000 to the $1 millions

Information: 509-674-8190 or

Located 60 minutes east of Issaquah off I-90, Trailside’s communities are designed for people seeking access to an urban job market as well as a relaxed mountain lifestyle, he says.

“Collectively, our team has called the central Cascades home for hundreds of years, but, like others who own a home here, we also have roots in the city and understand the pursuit of a work-life balance,” Northrop says. “If you want a home that combines modern convenience with the privacy and intimacy of a wooded retreat, we have a place for you.”

Trailside is selling homes in four communities: Woods & Steele, Suncadia Resort, Meadow Ridge and Ponderosa Pines. Options range from move-in-ready and predesigned homes to completely customized residences. There is an in-house brokerage service, and a team of homebuilding specialists is available to assist prospective buyers throughout the process.

Living in the central Cascades offers both full- and part-time Trailside homeowners with a range of year-round recreation, including access to trails and USFS land for hiking, biking, skiing and motorized exploration.

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