Medina, Washington often referred to as the “gold coast” of Lake Washington is one of the nation’s most highly regarded communities to live in. The town of Medina extends from Evergreen Point to the north heading south all the way to Meydenbauer Bay. With noteworthy residents such as Bill and Melinda Gates and Jeff Bezos, Medina is highly regarded for its privacy, safety and prime location on the banks of Lake Washington. It has its own police station and is under 24 hour surveillance. Initially the main ferry landing for residents to access the points community from the Leschi Park landing, Medina is now connected to Seattle’s westside by the nation’s largest floating bridge and has grown into a flourishing community where some of our nation’s brightest call home.
Between the Overlake Country Club, The Medina Green Store, Medina Beach Park, and the Medina Off- Leash Park there are plenty of entertaining ways to enjoy the beautiful setting. Not very large, Medina has a total of 1.44 square miles and slightly over 3,000 residents where people pay a premium for the excellent schools and close community vibe. Our family favorite is Medina Days, a celebration in the summer that involves a softball tournament, concert in the park, a pet parade and a beach party in August.
At number 2 on the per capita income list ($105,241) Medina also has the 49th highest per capita in the United States. The area has a mixture of waterfront homes, family estates, view properties in Medina Heights and the occasional vintage home from when it was a sleepy lake town. Overall, families long to live here for the school system. There are three schools inside the 1.4 mile radius of Medina including Bellevue Christian, Medina Elementary and Saint Thomas School. The West Bellevue neighborhood also feeds into the acclaimed Bellevue School District.
Medina is home to Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.