Newcastle

City of Newcastle & Newcastle Real Estate

Newcastle is located between Lake Washington to the west and Cougar Mountain to the east, making it perfectly situated to take advantage of the local outdoor recreation opportunities. The town is less than 5 square miles and this compact size is one of the reasons residents feel such a sense of community and civic pride. Newcastle has made the list of best places to live by a number of national publications. Combining the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and friendliness of a small town, Newcastle gives its residents the opportunity to commute easily for work and return to their close-knit community.

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Homes For Sale In Newcastle WA

Comfortable and stylish, this 5BD 3BA home offers a universal floor plan suitable for any lifestyle. Ideal for entertaining and showcases architectural details throughout. Two master bedrooms; one on main with ¾ bath and grand master suite on upper level. Large formal living & dining rooms, family rooms & upstairs media room. Two-story foyer. Chef’s kitchen w/ Viking gas cooktop. Walk-in pantry. Issaquah Schools-just a few blocks to Newcastle Elementary. Professionally landscaped. 3-car garage. $1,200,000 Active

13914 88th Place SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 2.75 Baths 3,565 SqFt 0.153 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Located just a few blocks from the brilliant new Risdon Middle School, Newcastle library and a sprawling young shopping center and Starbucks, on an amazing 16,434 sq ft level lot, is this spacious 2520 sq ft, 5 bedroom, 2.75 bath home. Situated for maximum street appeal & privacy, with huge front & back yards, you’ll find a large sunroom, fireplace upstairs & down, a full 2nd kitchen in the lower level + a big 2-car garage. Solid and sound, though a few smart updates would add even more equity. $799,950 Active

7033 125th Ave SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 2.75 Baths 2,520 SqFt 0.377 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

3 Parcels in prime Eastside Newcastle Location! Builder Investor Opportunity! R6 Zoned Property w/development potential of 4 additional single-family lots. Existing house w/ rental income @$1850 per month leased through March 2020.  Desirable area with strong demand for newly constructed homes. $750,000 Active

11429 May Creek Dr SE Newcastle, Washington

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,110 SqFt 0.894 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

This 4 bed 2.25 bath tri-level home features two recreation rooms and  wood burning fireplaces on the main and lower levels. Close to  shopping centers, transit, and highways. Spacious front and rear yard  with shed. There are 2 off-street parking spots in addition to a 2 car  garage. Inside you will discover that the natural light from the  skylights fill the home and emphasize the beauty of the hardwood  floors. The remodeled kitchen boast's white Shaker  style cabinets topped with quartz. $699,950 Active

12559 70th St SE Newcastle, Washington

4 Beds 2.25 Baths 2,770 SqFt 0.160 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Perched atop a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable community of Olympus, this beautifully maintained residence is sure to please with contemporary flair. Updates include new paint, cabinetry, quartz counters, appliances, lighting, bath/shower tile & trim, solid core doors & hardware, solar/blackout shades, Elfa shelving packages, new hardwood flooring throughout, A/C, etc. Too many features to list! Steps to Lake Boren Park, minutes to shops, restaurants, freeway access. Issaquah School District. $875,000 Active

7907 129TH Place SE Newcastle, Washington

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,430 SqFt 0.332 Acres

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Desirable 5 bedroom, 4 bath remodel in China Creek. Soaring ceilings & windows. Spacious kitchen w granite counters, new S/S appliances, walk-in pantry. All 4 baths fully remodeled w quartz counters incl spa-like 5-piece master bath. Main fl hardwoods, new paint throughout. New lighting, XL utility rm. Don’t miss the guest rm w ensuite 3/4 bath. Private corner lot, party-size deck & yard backs to greenbelt! Issaquah SD! Close to Cougar Mtn trails & The Golf Club at Newcastle. $982,500 Active

8243 147th Ave SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 3.25 Baths 2,910 SqFt 0.312 Acres

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This home in the The Reserve Estates at Newcastle epitomizes luxury living. Featuring soaring ceilings, sprawling family/great/bonus rooms, cozy theater room, a true chef’s kitchen--indoor and outdoor--and TONS of storage. Northwest-inspired architecture with rich wood moldings and finishes. Located in desirable golf and outdoor community, this private home offers all the comforts of modern living plus natural beauty. Fully-fenced yard. Mins to Bellevue/Seattle. $1,995,000 Active

14716 83rd Place SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 4.25 Baths 5,237 SqFt 0.387 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Secluded city oasis. Large, wooded 1 story Rambler w/detached 2-car garage & shop. Well built-on poured concrete foundation; MANU/Prefab Home w/3Bd, 1 w/walk-in closet) & 2Bth. Well equipped kitchen, dining room, living room & plenty of storage. Vaulted ceilings, skylights & ceiling fan. Plus bonus recreation room. Outdoors has gardening space, deck, built-in cascading pond, blackberry bushes & lots of wildlife. Centrally located to mountains & waterfront. $399,950 Active

13429 95th Wy SE Newcastle, Washington

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,285 SqFt 0.361 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

This new construction view rambler w/basement offers luxury living with combination of timeless, clean design & durability.   The Luxurious Grand Entrance will take you to your passage of wonders: Office, Living room, Chef Kitchen, Gorgeous covered patio with magnificent views of Seattle, Bellevue, Lake Washington. Other wonders: Master on main, California closet, quartz counter-tops, built-in wine bars, espresso machine, AC, second kitchen, master suite, home theater, 2 sets of washer & dryer. $2,788,888 Active

14150 83rd St SE Newcastle, Washington

4 Beds 4 Baths 5,498 SqFt 0.297 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Enjoy this One of a Kind Beautifully Updated Large Custom Brick Rambler with Amazing Flow in a Fantastic Private Wooded Setting on Large lot. New Kitchen and Baths, Gorgeous new finishes throughout, tons of beautiful natural light, multiple patios, fully finished huge Daylight lower level with New 2nd Kitchen, Solarium, Sauna & more! Carport and Huge Heated Garage! Close to Great Schools and more! So Unique and Classic! 3D Tour available! $1,182,000 Active

7425 114th Ave SE Newcastle, Washington

4 Beds 2.25 Baths 3,806 SqFt 0.631 Acres

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Total remodel w/1000+SF added in this gorgeous home on quiet cul de sac in Newport Woods just minutes to amenities and freeways.Open floor plan w/Hickory hardwoods, Gourmet kitchen w/slab granite, soft close cabinets, 6 burner Viking, walk in pantry...opens onto amazing deck w/vista of designer gardens on almost 10K lot. Dream Master the size of small homes: W/D, walk in closet, heated floors, soaking tub. Light filled lower w/full kitchen, 3bd, Office, full W/D..MIL/Income producer? 2+ car gar. $965,000 Active

12617 75th Place SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 3.25 Baths 3,675 SqFt 0.224 Acres

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Beautiful Newcastle Home on Quiet Cul-de-sac on almost 1/3 of an acre. This Private 4bd/2.75ba Home Features Light-Filled Living Areas w/Garden Views. Great Open Kitchen w/Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances, Glowing Hardwood Flrs & Storage Galore throughout Home. Huge Master Bdrm w/Sitting area, Large Bathroom w/Double Sink & His/Hers Walk-in Closets. Lrg Decks off Living Areas, Great for Entertaining. 2Car Garage. Playhouse/Storage Shed. Mins from Highly Rated Schools, Freeways & Shopping. $850,000 Active

13551 83rd St SE Newcastle, Washington

4 Beds 2.75 Baths 2,580 SqFt 0.322 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Spacious 5 Bedrm Newcastle home in Cul'de sac. Covered RV Parking inc. hook-ups + 2 car garage & up to 4 off-street pkg spots. Recently connected to sewer, driveway/walkway updated w/pavers. Upper Level: Kitchen w/eating space, Deck off formal Dining rm, Living rm w/remote controlled gas FP, 3 Bedrms, Full Bath + Master w/ updated 3/4 bath. Lower Level: Huge rec rm w/fireplace, big 3/4 Bath, lrg 5th Bedrm & Laundry/Mud Rm. Backyd fully fenced w/cement perimeter. Close to trails and park. $699,999 Active

9235 118th Place SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,480 SqFt 0.234 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Beautiful and centrally located in Newcastle.  Over 2200 sq. ft. includes 3 bedrooms +Den & Bonus Room all w/ LRG closets.  Living RM boasts updated laminate floors, wall of windows & fireplace.  New deck off Dining RM. Kitchen w/ SS appliances & granite counters. Main bath w/ double vanity.  Master w/ updated 3/4 bath. Lower Level: Family RM w/ fireplace; Brand new full bath w/ Pedestal sink & claw foot tub; LRG Laundry/MUD RM. LRG Level lot w/ fenced backyard. 1-YR Home Warranty included. $649,999 Active

9226 118TH Place SE Newcastle, Washington

3 Beds 2.75 Baths 2,280 SqFt 0.226 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Grandeur & elegance defined atop China Creek. Liv rm w/fp & tray ceiling. Kitchen w/Viking appliances incl 48-inch range w/double ovens, warming drawer & wine fridge. Huge granite island w/3 sinks & built-in breakfast nook transitions to fam rm. Master w/dual vanities, jetted tub & huge shower. Lower rec rm w/wet bar plumbed for full kitchen, bed/bath, bonus, 2nd laundry & separate entrance for ideal MIL/nanny quarters. Wraparound deck, custom sport court, storage, 3-car gar, Issaquah schools. $1,598,000 Active

14202 83rd St SE Newcastle, Washington

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,350 SqFt 0.289 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

Fantastic location. Right off May Creek Parkway. Total privacy on the dead end street. Back yard features huge deck and patio off Lower L. Lots of room for everyone. 2 Kitchens & 2 utility rooms. Easy to build additional access/stair case to the main level, separating lower level to create MIL unit or income generating apartment. Freshly painted inside and out. Huge extra garage or shop - you to decide. Endless parking, including RV. Come see us to appreciate numerous opportunities. $720,000 Active

8820 125th Place SE Newcastle, Washington

5 Beds 2.75 Baths 3,540 SqFt 0.235 Acres

Listing courtesy of Northwest Multiple Listing Service

More About Newcastle

The diversity of the population living in Newcastle makes it a great place to live. A spirit of volunteerism is evident everywhere and local projects have become a city-side effort. Because of the size of the city staff, this is especially important to keep the quality of life maintained.

History

The city of Newcastle was named after Newcastle upon Tyne in England. First settle as Newport Hills, Newcastle did not get its official name until it was incorporated in 1994 and the name was changed. Newcastle was originally settled as a coal mining town in the 1870s when coal was discovered along Coal Creek in 1863. By 1872, over a hundred tons of coal was being produced each day and 60 men worked in the local mines.

The Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad, the first railroad in King County, reached Newcastle from Seattle in 1878 and more people flooded into the area. Many of these were Chinese laborers who worked in the mines and the region still feels the Asian influence in food and community names. As with many other parts of the Pacific Northwest, Newcastle participated in the thriving lumber business of the area, providing support and supply services for workers traveling through the community and as a rail stop for the industry.

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Arts and Culture

Newcastle is centrally located to some allow for easy movement throughout the region and its rich cultural and art institutions. The Newcastle Historical Society was founded in 1978 to protect the historical items and sites from the area’s coal mining activities. The city’s development and growth can be directly related to the discovery of coal in the area. As miners flooded into the area, business and support services were established and expanded. The Historical Society maintains a number of local sites.

Baima House is the one remaining building from the coal mining times and is one of the oldest buildings in the county. Built in 1920, the Baima House served as housing for miners working nearby. A nice representative of the small, single-wall house of the time, this home is available to tour. Milt’s Museum has a nice collection of items used by the coal industry. From mining equipment to cooking utensils and stable tools, Newcastle Historical Society has carefully archived and created exhibits designed to educate the public about the community’s coal mining heritage.

One of the most poignant cultural locations of Newcastle isn’t housed in a building. The abandoned coal mines and graves are dotted throughout the area. Hikers often find trail paths wind past closed mining tunnels and caves. The Newcastle Coal Miners Cemetery is a reminder of the thousands of miners who died in this dangerous activity.

Fun learning events for children and adults orchestrated by the newly opened King County public library feature culturally enriching reading lists, lectures and local art displays. The library also maintains an impressive local history section with special events which proudly display information and offers learning opportunities to explore the history of the community from its coal mining days to the present.

The Newcastle Arts Council is an active participant in the local art scene. Local artists are celebrated each year with the Council’s Newcastle Days Art Exhibition. The exhibition features established arts and gives an opportunity for new artist to display their work in a festive atmosphere. Participants offer pieces of paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography and glass works.

Outdoor Activities

The city of Newcastle considered its network of trails to be one of its best assets. The trails are now being integrated into new housing developments and parks to allow front door access to the system. Most of the trail development has been completed by community volunteers in cooperation with the Washington Conservation Corps, sponsored by the city of Newcastle. The trail system is currently connected to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and eventually will lead to Lake Washington.

Newcastle currently has 40 acres of developed parks which are scattered throughout the city. Lake Boren Park is the crown jewel of the system and offers an array of recreational amenities such as playground, basketball, tennis, sand volleyball courts, picnic shelters and restrooms. The park offers beautiful lake views and provides access to the trail system.

The Golf Club at Newcastle is one of the finest golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. From the course greens, golfers can enjoy a panoramic view of the community and Lake Washington. The course features 36 holes of championship golf and players enjoy the challenging course as well as the best view in the area.

Each year the City of Newcastle sponsors it’s Concerts in the Park Series. The concerts are held at Lake Boren Park and from 7 – 8:30pm and residents and visitors enjoy the lovely warm evenings with a picnic on the greens listening to cover bands play favorites from the likes of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer and Michael Jackson.

Once the concert series is over, the summer ends with its Summer Movie Night. Each year, the city of Newcastle brings a family friendly movie to the big screen under the stars in Lake Boren Park. Vendors offer shaved ice, ice cream, beverages and the local favorite, fresh kettle corn for movie goers in the party-like atmosphere.

Every fall the community comes together for the annually anticipated Newcastle Days. Held at Lake Boren Park, the weekend celebration starts with a parade followed by great activities. There is a petting zoo, pony rides and a car show. The adults can enjoy the beer and wine garden featuring beverages from the local Newport Hill’s Resonate Brewery.

Shopping

Newcastle offers all essential shopping and services such as grocery stores, health food stores and beauty salons and fitness centers. There are also a number of small, local boutiques offering unique items for sale. Many residents make the quick drive to Renton to visit The Landing, which offers great shopping, dining and entertainment options. With such stores like Staples, Target, PetSmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, shoppers can stock up on all the essentials and enjoy a nice meal at any of the restaurants and fast food spots.

Dining and Entertainment

The Golf Club at Newcastle is home to the Calcutta Grill. Located in the spacious clubhouse, the restaurant offers fine dining with unparalleled views. Wooly Toad is the club’s lounge which provides a great way to spend the 19th hole. With a warm, cozy interior and patio seating, guest can enjoy their favorite drinks all year long.

The city has all the traditional dining and entertainment options, coffee shops, national chain restaurants and theaters, but locally-owned places are still the favorites. From sweet treats to local winery tasting rooms, Newcastle residents can be found with family and friends at neighborhood haunts meeting for a quick bite or pick-me-up.

Schools

The city of Newcastle is served by both the Issaquah School District and the Renton School District. Only two schools are actually within the city’s borders, Newcastle Elementary and Hazelwood Elementary, the community support and involvement in local education is remarkably high.

Issaquah School District

The Issaquah School District provides student with a curriculum which emphasizes the incorporation of real-life experiences and learning into the program. Serving an increasingly diverse student population, educators use this resource to create sharing opportunities and bring classroom information into the real life experiences of its students. This culturally enriching environment helps students develop a love of learning and ability to see learning experiences in their everyday lives.

Renton School District

The Renton School District is committed to educational programs which encourage academic achievement and social responsibility. The students of the district are encouraged to think beyond the classroom to apply their education to the needs of their community, region and country. The educational process is aided by community partnerships with families, government agencies and local businesses. With a high priority given to volunteerism, both students and community member are encouraged to participate in local charity and community improvement projects.

The University of Washington is the largest secondary school in the region, but there are also a number of smaller universities including Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and Northeastern University. Residents are also served by local community colleges and trade schools.

Economy

Newcastle has retained a small-town atmosphere. As a result, most residents commute to one of the neighboring cities for employment. The easy access to public transportation and major highways is one reason so many can easily make the short commute to work each day without sacrificing their home-work balance and lifestyle. Both Seattle and Bellevue are less than 20 minutes away and offer a multitude of employment opportunities in high-tech, medical research, manufacturing and other industries. Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo of America and Costco are just a few of the region’s major employers and many Newcastle residents work with one of these corporate giants.

Transportation

Newcastle is close to the crossroads of I-405 and I-90 which makes it easy for residents to get out to see the region’s exceptional shopping and dining venues as well as exploring the area’s spectacular natural beauty. The new Transit Center in downtown provides access to the Eastside transportation link. Public transportation includes light rail, Amtrak and buses which help residents move around town and to neighboring communities.

The City of Newcastle community development department has an aggressive Non-Motorized Transportation Plan. The plan is designed to create a “walkable, bikeable Newcastle.” The plan prioritizes projects to the construction of missing segments of sidewalks, walking and biking trails throughout the city. The primary goal is to link destinations such as schools, businesses, parks, residential neighborhoods and transit stops.

Newcastle, Washington Real Estate

Newcastle has been a quietly growing suburb of Seattle. In 1999, the Golf Club at Newcastle opened and new residents flooded into the community to enjoy the peaceful environment, small town community feeling and excellent schools and parks. Suddenly development started in earnest in the newly incorporated city. Newcastle has ranked a number of times on CNN Money’s “Best Places to Live” list. It was also named as one of America’s “Best Small Town” by Money Magazine and Bloomberg Businessweek called it one of the “Best Affordable Suburbs.”

Featured Neighborhoods in Newcastle, Washington

Dorchester Ridge – Dorchester Ridge is a quiet community located high in the hills of Newcastle. The community offers a peaceful environment with beautifully treed streets and exceptional views of Lake Washington. Residents enjoy easy access to walking trails and local parks.

The Highlands at Newcastle – The Highlands at Newcastle is a premier neighborhood of luxury homes located in Newcastle. The community offers 152 homes which sit on large lots bordering a wooded greenbelt. Multiple parks and trails flow through the neighborhood and most homes have a view of Cougar Mountain. Trails from the community provide access to the 3000 acre Cougar Mountain Wildland Park and its 40 miles of hiking and equestrian trails.

Lake Washington Ridge – Lake Washington Ridge is a neighborhood of 119 upscale homes with generous lots and tree-lined streets. Some homes include panoramic views of Lake Washington, The Olympic Mountains, Seattle, Mt. Rainier and Bellevue lights. Most homes border the surrounding wooded greenbelts.

Olympus – Olympus it a tight-knit neighborhood of 268 homes in the city of Newcastle. Medium sized homes on wide community streets, the development prides itself on safe streets and community spirit. Visitors to this neighborhood will often see block parties and neighborhood events. During the holiday season, homes are lit up with the spirit of the season while kids sell hot chocolate and holiday treats.