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Shoreline Homes for Sale 

shoreline community collegeThe City of Shoreline incorporated in 1995.  Before then, it was a large unincorporated area nine miles north of Downtown Seattle, south of Edmonds and west of Lake Forest Park.  Today Shoreline is a large suburb with over 53,000 residents, making it the 19th largest city in the state.  Over 70 percent of the homes are single-family residences.  Shoreline has developed into a location with strong neighborhoods, excellent schools and many wonderful parks.  These parks include saltwater shoreline, a botanical garden, an interurban trail, hiking trails, athletic fields, courts and playgrounds.  Shoreline is also home to Shoreline Community College, a nationally recognized local resource.  For those looking to find a home in Shorewood, there are 14 recognized neighborhoods, each with their own character.  The city began with the neighborhood of Richmond Beach on Puget Sound around 1890.  Then Shoreline was connected to Seattle & Everett by the interurban streetcar line in 1906.  Today the interurban bike trail follows this route.  The name Shoreline came from the school district name.   The “Shore” in Shoreline came from the boundaries stretching from the shores of Puget Sound to the shores of Lake Washington.  The name “line” came from the boundary stretching from the old Seattle city limit line at the south end to the Snohomish County Line on the north end.  Shoreline contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services. Deputies assigned to Shoreline wear city uniforms and drive patrol cars marked with the city logo.  The city of Shoreline also contains an exclusive gated community, The Highlands, which manages its own utilities separately from Shoreline.  Some major points of interest are Hamlin Park, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, the Shoreline Historical Museum, Shoreline Stadium and Shoreview Park.

As of the census of 2010, the racial makeup of the city was 71.4% White, 5.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 15.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.  There were 21,561 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.  The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

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