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About Shoreline

Shoreline is a midsize, family-friendly city located just 10 miles north of Seattle. It combines the beauty of its natural setting with a thriving local economy and proximity to the big city. In recent years, many national publications have recognized Shoreline for its excellent parks, schools and neighborhoods, as well as for its overall quality of life.

The History of Shoreline

Shoreline has been a popular escape from the city for more than 100 years. With the introduction of the Seattle-Everett Interurban train line and paved roads, Shoreline developed into one of the most popular early suburbs of Seattle. Shoreline continued to expand and develop along Puget Sound and was finally incorporated as a town in 1995.

Jobs in Shoreline

As one of the newest cities in Washington's King County, Shoreline is home to a handful of major employers. Shoreline School District, Shoreline Community College and CRISTA Ministries are the city's largest education and service employers, while major retail employers include Fred Meyer, Central Market, Sears and Marshall's.

In the Shoreline and greater Seattle metropolitan area, you'll find a range of jobs in the thriving industries of education and health services, professional and business services, trade and transportation and government. The information technology and construction industries are growing rapidly, and may be a good place to start your job search.

Shoreline Schools

Shoreline Public Schools manages the public schools in the city. In addition to the traditional public campuses, Shoreline is home to a gifted and talented school for students from preschool through eighth grade. If you're considering pursuing a two-year degree,Shoreline Community College is a conveniently-located campus.

Resources for Moving to Shoreline

If you're getting ready to move to Shoreline, the following information will simplify the process:

  • Utilities: Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy are Shoreline's primary energy providers, while Seattle Public Utilities and the North City Water District manage water services.
  • Garbage and Recycling: All homes in Shoreline receive trash, recycling and yard waste collection services.
  • Transportation: Metro Transit, Community Transit and Sound Transit all operate several bus routes through Shoreline and many of its neighboring communities.

Shoreline Housing

Shoreline is home to 14 distinct neighborhood associations, which together form a diverse network of neighborhoods. Central districts like Meridian Park, Ridgecrest and Echo Lake skirt Interstate 5 and feature numerous parks and green spaces. Neighborhoods like The Highlands, Innis Arden and Richmond Beach feature the city's famous Puget Sound shoreline and numerous waterfront properties.

Home prices in Shoreline have increased dramatically in recent years and are now well above the national average. You can expect to pay almost double for housing in Shoreline in comparison to the Washington state average, but it's still less expensive than housing in Seattle.