Families that crave city life, but also want the predictability, safety and quiet of a suburban neighborhood—along with big expanses of lawn—can find it all in Magnolia. Homes near the bluff, overlooking Puget Sound, are located on quiet streets with incredible sunsets and established gardens. A thriving business core has restaurants, espresso and shops—Magnolia’s Bookstore, Dish It Up kitchen shop, Magnolia Garden Center—and the usual services. Pedestrians keep up a steady parade along Magnolia Boulevard with its majestic Puget Sound views, and people from all over town come to explore Discovery Park. The wide variety of housing includes traditional styles on the west side, with mansions sprinkled in the mix.

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