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Five Properties Worth Buying Along Metro Bus Route 303

Seattle has buses. Use them! In which case you might as well find a place to live along a line. One line at a time. Here's the next one, selected at random for the fun of it.

Not everyone has to get to downtown. Some folks need to get from Shoreline to First Hill. Route 303 does that, while also giving a quick tour of Aurora Village, Meridian Park, and Northgate - lots of options for destinations.

↑ If you were born in 1998 and now were better than new - don't think about it too much, but be glad it doesn't work that way with houses. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house is claimed to be better than new, probably because it looks like it's had a lot of upgrades, or at least cleans up nicely. They're asking $625,000 for a 2,950 square foot house on an 8,110 square foot lot that certainly looks new and very empty. The ovens and the carpets and new. You get to check out the rest. In any case, as least you're somewhat close to the beach and Shoreline Community College.

↑ The house is tri-level. The deck is two level. The 0.4 acres are somewhat level, and partly encompass a fenced forest. There's a natural setting to this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,630 square foot home that's priced at $400,000. It's coming up on its thirtieth anniversary, and is evidently comfortable enough for the current residents to live there since 2002 - or at least that was the most recent sale. Inside it has that mid-eighties style, not obviously old, obviously not new, and probably fine.

↑ New plumbing, new electrical, new roof, new fence - now it just needs new owners. Somebody dove into the woodwork to remodel this 3 bedroom, 1 bath rambler. It's 1,030 square feet on a 0.31 acre lot, so there's more land than house. With a fence like that, and that much land, a lot of gardening can go on despite the deer. Your dears, however, might also like being able to run around in the backyard, whether your dears are kids or pets. The asking price is $375,000 for a 1953 house that isn't looking its age, which may be a sign that it's a classic style.

↑ Sure this 4 bedroom, 2 bath rambler has 0.3 acres and and they're asking $375,000. It has 1,500 square feet inside, but one of its selling points might be that stores and schools are within walking distance. Two or three blocks away are enough establishments to make a lot of errands into excuses to move around a bit. Besides, it might take longer to drive and park that it does to walk. Catch the bus for the rest and maybe free up that parking space for something else.

↑ The smaller the house, the smaller the chores. The smaller the yard, the less there is to mow. This 959 square foot house on a 3,190 square foot lot was built in 1934, and sits well on its site. They're asking $299,950 for this 3 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow that might also save you time. Inside, it's tastefully painted with a splash of blue in the long kitchen. Outside, there's less lawn that usual, even for such a small yard. Instead, there are shrubs and patio pavers with enough room left for a small garden. Wrap it all in a white picket fence and it can look iconic.
· Shoreline Community College [SCC]
· Route 303 [Metro]
· All Bus Tours coverage [CS]
Written by Tom Trimbath