A picture-perfect island in the heart of Puget Sound, Bainbridge Island is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, making for an easy daily commute to the city. It is known for its small-town feel, spectacular views, and 26 miles of shoreline. Scott Wasner, co-founder and executive vice president of Christie’s International Real Estate Seattle, shares more about why Bainbridge Island is such a special place to live.

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What makes Bainbridge Island a desirable place to live?

It is a quaint community with a population of nearly 25,000 that has all the amenities and conveniences needed to be self-contained. There is no need to leave the island when you need a doctor, veterinarian, groceries, great schools, a golf and country club – all your everyday needs are met. Plus, Bainbridge has an incredible array of restaurants and boutiques. And did I mention there are seven wineries on the 27-square-mile island?

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What types of luxury homes are found on Bainbridge Island?

An amazing variety of homes dot the charming island. You’ll find cottages, horse properties, and luxury waterfront estates. We’re also seeing an uptick in apartment and condominium communities.

Two distinctive properties we currently have available on Bainbridge Island are a 4,000 sq. ft. luxury log home on a wooded, waterfront acre and a historically-significant Naval compound that features a 12,000 sq. ft. home and 12 private acres. These properties couldn’t be more different, but they are wonderful examples of the variety of home styles on Bainbridge.

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Who is buying property on Bainbridge Island?

Clients who desire space, privacy and seclusion are flocking to the island. It’s a very desirable bedroom community to Seattle. We have clients who work in Seattle and need easy access to the city, which the walk-on/drive-on ferry provides. Plus the Agate Pass Bridge gives residents the ability to drive off the island to many other towns throughout Puget Sound.

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Is it beautiful on Bainbridge Island?

No doubt about it! Drive around the island and you’ll have views of downtown Seattle, the Olympic Mountains, the Sound, and even Mt. Rainier to the south. The island itself is dotted with parks and is home to Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve, a beautiful area with trails that lead through meadows and thick forests to a lake and a rocky beach.

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How would you describe the lifestyle on Bainbridge Island?

It is sophisticated yet casual living. You’ll enjoy a quintessential Puget Sound island lifestyle.

For more information about luxury properties on Bainbridge Island or throughout Washington, please contact Scott Wasner at 206-910-1410 or scottwasner@christiesrealestateseattle.com

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