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The Ultimate Guide to the 4th of July in Seattle

Categories: American Classic News, Events, Lifestyle, Seattle, Washington | Posted: June 25, 2018

4th of July in SeattleIndependence Day is quickly approaching so we collected some of the most popular and interesting 4th of July events to attend in and around Seattle for 2018.  You can choose from one of the hundreds of parks to barbeque, enjoy water sports, view fireworks and eat some great food while sleeping in your nice soft bed at night, or you could join thousands of campers celebrating around the Puget Sound relaxing in tents or enjoy the comfort and convenience of enjoying the holiday in the city.

By far the most popular and one of the greatest fireworks shows in town is The Seafair Summer Fourth located at Seattle’s Gasworks Park. It’s a family friendly festival with events and games all day, including a pie eating contest, sack races and tug of war. Live music and a beer garden are also available. When it’s time for fireworks you can watch on the lawn for free with the masses or pay for VIP passes where you are guaranteed a view with lawn chairs provided. The fireworks can also be viewed from Lake Union Park.  To let you in on a local secret, the best view is from the water. Rope in a friend with a boat, find a rental or bring one yourself, it’ll be worth it to see the explosions of color reflected on Lake Union with city lights in the distance.

For those of you over 21 and looking for a party on the water, buy tickets now for the 4th of July Boat Party, there’s only space for 150 people so the sooner you have your tickets the better. Two floors, a dance floor, champagne table service and an amazing view of the fireworks over Lake Union. Dance the night away while cruising around Lake Union and Lake Washington. Another place to enjoy some drinks at but on dry land is the swanky mbar is hosting a rooftop party. The event tickets are $80 and include an appetizer buffet and a rooftop view of Lake Union’s famous fireworks.

Want to celebrate the night before?. Since July 4th is a holiday, then you’ll need somewhere to celebrate after work on July 3rd. Nectar Lounge in Fremont is hosting a Jai Ho! Dance Party: Red, White and Bollywood. If that name doesn’t get you to go I don’t know what will. Indian style music and including a dance class is sure to be a fun and entertaining evening.

For East side dwellers, Bellevue Downtown Park is the place to go for fireworks. A family friendly day starts early and will give you plenty of time to enjoy the park. A fun zone area is set up for the kids, live music and food are available before the remarkable fireworks show. Celebrate Kirkland has events scheduled for the family starting as early as 10 am. Kids can decorate for a parade starting at 11:30. Stay for food, picnics and music. Fireworks will be at Marina Park at 10:15 pm. The City of Sammamish and Microsoft have teamed up together to create an enjoyable evening starting at 6:00 pm with lots of food trucks, giveaways, games for kids and adults and of course fireworks. In Renton the party starts early at 9:00 am with an all-day volleyball tournament. Located at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park which is a destination in itself covering 57 acres and located on Lake Washington. Bring your boat to enjoy the 25-minute fireworks show from the lake at 10:00 pm.

Looking for a dog friendly 4th of July event around Seattle? The 4th of July isn’t only for humans, start the day off right with a good deed and a fun morning. Grab your dog and head to Four on the Fourth Dog Jog and Walk, tickets are $20 benefiting the humane society in Bellevue. If you don’t yet have a dog, not to worry, look for a big yellow bus full of furry friends needing a good home! Help your new friend declare independence from the humane society’s kennel. Afterwards is a doggie costume contest and a bounce house for your two-legged kids.

A word to the wise; although fireworks can be bought easily throughout the state of Washington they are banned by most cities in the area. If you’re caught lighting them off you can receive a large fine. Please check here for your local laws.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Mercer Island: Open House Event This Weekend

Categories: American Classic News, Events, Open House, Washington | Posted: June 14, 2018

Discover what luxurious living is all about at our brand new Mercer Island Open House Event this weekend!

When: Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 3622 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

We look forward to seeing you at our brand new Mercer Island Open House this weekend, feel free to grab some friends and be inspired by the latest in home design, functionality, and style. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your very own private tour before or after the weekend event, please give us a call at (206) 557-6308 or email Summer@AmericanClassicHomes.com.

View the Mercer Island Home’s listing page here to view additional home photos and floor plan details.

Driving Directions:

  • From I-90 W
  • Take exit 7 for Island Crest Way 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto Island Crest Way 0.3 mi
  • Merge onto Island Crest Way 0.6 mi
  • Turn left onto 84th Ave SE 95 ft
  • Turn left to stay on 84th Ave SE
  • The Home can be found at 3622 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

 

 

 

2018 Seattle Beer Festival List

Categories: American Classic News, Community Spotlight, Events, Kirkland, Seattle, Washington | Posted: June 11, 2018

What’s a Seattle summer like without a beer festival? Luckily you don’t have to find out. The Pacific Northwest is famous for its beer and there is no shortage of small batch brew pubs in and around Seattle. Not only are there dozens of beers brewed here, but even the hops are local! In fact, Yakima, WA valley grows 75% of hops for the entire country. So we recommend supporting local businesses by trying some of our fantastic beers. Home to many beer festivals throughout the summer, we have gathered some information for you to select from!

 

Washington Brewers Festival

Bring dad out for Father’s Day weekend and celebrate Washington breweries. With 100 breweries available and over 500 beers to choose from, the hardest part of the day will be deciding which ones to drink.  In addition, there will be live music, food trucks and activities for the kids including face painting, crafts, balloon animals and root beer. Friday night is just for adults, but kids are welcome Saturday and Sunday. $30 tickets $35 at the door includes 8 tasting tokens. June 15, 4-9:30pm June 16, 11-8:00pm June 17, 11:30-5:30pm. Run on in for early admission, take part in the Washington Beer Run. Located at Marymoor Park 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA.

 

Seattle International Beer Fest

It would be a shame to miss this event, check out the link for a list of over 100 breweries from around the world. Tickets include beer tokens to be exchanged for beer! Keep your beer glass and wristband and come back all weekend. A wide variety of food and a schedule of live music will be available. July 6 & 7 12-10:00pm July 8, 12-7:00pm. Located at the Seattle Center Fisher Lawn and Pavilion, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA.

 

Summer Ale Fest

This festival is on July 15th from 6-9:00pm and is located at Within Sodo 2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle. Tickets are $30 and  include unlimited 2oz tasters and snacks.

 

Bremerton Beer Festival

Live music, local food and over 30 local brews focusing on fruit infusions. Make this fest an adventure by taking the ferry to Bremerton. No car necessary, the festival is just off the boat. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door only $15 with a military ID and includes 6-5 oz tastes. Located at Bremerton Boardwalk 100 2nd St. Bremerton, WA.

 

Phinney Brewkilau

Come out for a fun neighborhood Tiki party with over 30 local breweries with  proceeds going toward community programs. The part will take place July 21st, 4:00-7:00 pm and will cost $25-$30 per ticket. The tickets include beer tasting and snacks. The event is located at Phinney Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA.

 

4-Corners Brewfest

A neighborhood beer festival with 17 local breweries. The proceeds go to four local neighborhoods August 11, 3-7:00pm. Located at the Innis Arden Clubhouse 1430 NW 188th St, Shoreline, WA.

 

Hard Cider Festival

If your tastes are on the sweeter side this festival is for you. Come on over to the Hard Cider Festival to taste ciders from all over the Pacific Northwest! Buy tickets before July 31st for $30 Or $40 after $45 at the door; tickets include 8- 4oz tasting tokens. August 12, 12-4:00pm. Located at Thomas Family Farm 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish.

 

Washington Beer BBQ

Stand by for details August 18th. Located at Lake Union Park 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle, WA.

 

Belltown Block Party

Go for breweries, wineries and cideries, live music, street food and even grape stomping. August 25, $35 early entry tickets are available at 2pm; $25 tickets from 3-7:00pm with proceeds going to Plymouth housing group providing homes to the homeless. Located at Belltown Park between 2nd and 4th Ave on Bell Street, Seattle, WA.

 

Lagunitas Beer Circus Seattle

So this one isn’t exactly a beer festival, but it deserves a mention. Have you ever been to a beer circus before? A circus with 100 performers and a roaming marching band! Taking place August 25th 12-5:00pm. Buy tickets early for only $40. This event is located at the Lagunitas Brewing Company 1550 Northwest 49th Street, Seattle, WA.

 

Fremont Octoberfest

Sunday bring the whole family including pooches, who can be entered into a dog model contest. Kids will enjoy a huge slide, bouncy house, pumpkin decorating and zucchini car racing. There’s lots of entertainment with pumpkin chainsaw carving, a street scramble scavenger hunt, enjoy the indoor beer hall or not so German big screen sport playing televisions. Grand admission is $30. With 10 tasting tokens or General admission $25 tickets for 5 tasting tokens. September 21, 5-12:00am, September 22, 12pm-12:00am September 23, 12-6pm. Located at 3503 Phinney Ave, Seattle, WA.

 

Kirkland Octoberfest

We’re still a little early for all of the information on this one, but be sure to check the link for updates. Kirkland’s beer festival is happening on September 21st-23rd

 

Seattle Fresh Hops Beer Fest

Local breweries galore, come enjoy the fall weather with a beer. Tickets $25 in advance $30 at the door October 7th 1-9:00pm. Located at Hale’s Palladium 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA.

 

Brew at the Zoo

Enjoy a backdrop of wild animals while you drink at the zoo. With 60 breweries to choose from. Proceeds go towards zoo conservation. Tickets $34 or premium $60 include drink tokens and zoo discounts, premium tickets include 4 admission tickets to bring family or friends back at a later date October 4th 6-9:00pm premium entry at 5:00pm. Located at West Entrance 550 Phinney Ave N, Seattle or the South Entrance located at 750 N 50th Street, Seattle, WA.

 

Seattle Harvest Fest

Finish the season strong and welcome the harvest with fresh fall beers including fruit blends, spiced ales and pumpkin beers. Tickets include unlimited 2oz tasters and snacks, food trucks available for food purchases. Taking place October 11th 6-9:00pm, the tickets are $30.Located at Within Sodo 2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA.

Only you can support small beer business, it’s a tough job, but we know you’re up for the task. Enjoy!

 

Seattle Farmers Market List

Categories: American Classic News, Community Spotlight, Renton, Seattle, Washington | Posted: June 5, 2018

Spring and summer are amazing in Seattle, the sun shines and the flowers are blooming, which means that it is farmer’s market season! Almost every neighborhood in Seattle has their own farmers market, each with their own flair. One of the best things about the Seattle neighborhood farmers markets are that they are often open on different days, so if you miss one you can just head to another neighborhood the next day! Not only do you always have the freshest produce available, but it’s a nice excuse to enjoy different neighborhoods, architecture, parks, gardens and restaurants close by.

Farmers markets aren’t just for zucchini anymore, they now have impressive lists of vendors, wine, beer, artisan foods, flowers, art, jewelry and a wide, evolving amount of international street food and food trucks. They often have live music and street performers for entertainment as well. We created a neighborhood Farmer’s Market day breakdown for people who want to know which farmers markets are closest to them and are open on what days.

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Days and Hours of Operation:

Wednesdays

Columbia City Neighborhood Farmers Market

May 9th – October 10th  | Wednesdays 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Located at S. Edmunds St & 37th Ave S

 

Wallingford Farmers Market

May 16th – September 26th | Wednesdays 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Located in Meridian Park on Meridian Ave N & N 50th St

 

Thursdays

Queen Anne Farmers Market

June 7th – October 11th | 3:00pm – 7:30pm

Located at Queen Anne Ave N & West Crockett St.

 

Lake City Neighborhood Farmers Market

June 7th – October 4th | 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Located at 28th NE & 125th

 

Fridays

Phinney Neighborhood Farmers Market

June 1st – September 28th | Fridays 3:30pm – 7:30pm

Located at Phinney Ave N. & N. 67th St.

 

Madrona Farmers Market

May 18th – October 26th | Fridays 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Located at Martin Luther King Jr. Way & E. Union St.

 

Saturdays

Magnolia Neighborhood Farmers Market

June 2nd – October 20th | Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm (Exception of Aug. 5)

Located at Magnolia Village @ West McGraw St. & 33rd Ave W.

 

South Lake Union

May 4th – Sept 8th |  It’s an all food market Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm

Located at 9th & Denny

 

Night Market in South Lake Union

once a month enjoy DJ’s in the park Saturdays from 4-10:00

June 16th, July 21st, August 25th and September 15th | Once a month enjoy DJ’s in the park Saturdays from 4:00pm – 10:00pm 

Located at 139 9th Ave N

 

Surrounding Seattle Areas and Cities Farmers Markets:

Tuesdays

Crossroads Bellevue

June 5th – September 25th | Tuesdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Located at 15600 NE 8th St Bellevue

 

Wednesdays

Sammamish Farmers Market

May 9th – September 26th | Wednesdays 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Located at 801 228th Ave SE City Hall, Sammamish

 

Kirkland Wednesday Market

June – September  | Wednesdays 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Located at Marina Park in Kirkland

 

Thursdays

Bellevue Farmers Market

May 17th – October 11th | Thursdays 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Located in the parking lot of Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

 

Fridays

Juanita Friday Market

June 1st – September 28th  | Fridays 3-7:00

Located at Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Dr. Kirkland

 

Bothell Farmers Market

June 1st – September 28th | Fridays 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Located at 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell

 

Saturdays

Redmond Saturday Market

May – October | Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Located at 7730 Leary Way, Redmond

 

Issaquah Farmers Market

May 5th – September 29th | Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm

Located at the Pickering Barn 1730 10th Ave NW Issaquah

 

Woodinville Farmers Market

May 5th – September 29th | Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm

Located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville

 

Sundays

Lake Forest Park Farmers Market

May 13th – October 31st  | Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Located at Bothell Way & Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park

 

Mercer Island Farmers Market

June 3rd – October 7th | Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Located at 7700 SE 32nd St. Mercer Island

 

Farmers Markets That Are Open Year-Round in Seattle:

There are luckily five large farmers markets that are open all year long. You don’t have to get sucked down by the winter doldrums of cabbage and brussels sprouts, there are fresh organic options available all year round in Seattle farmers markets.

 

Pike Place Market – Open Every Day 9:00am – 5:00pm

Pike Place Market

The most famous of course being Pike Place Market! Open every day from 9-6:00, Sundays from 9-5:00. The only thing this market doesn’t sell is cars. You could live above and never have to leave your building. Known especially for the colorful fresh cut flowers year-round. There can also be found market stalls from around the world, over 30 restaurants, cooking classes, a cabaret, artists, theaters, bars, dance clubs, a brewery, comedy and even a cheese factory! It’s a self-contained city in itself.

Located at 85 Pike Street

 

U-District – Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm

Step aside New York; the U-District has everything and more. This market is amazing! Check out over 200 yelp photos from other impressed shoppers.

Open year-round every Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm

Located at University Way NE between 50th & 52nd Streets

 

Capitol Hill Broadway – Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm

Capitol Hill Broadway

Open year-round on Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm

Located at Broadway Ave East & Pine St.

 

West Seattle – Sundays 10:00am – 2:00pm

West Seattle Farmers Market

Open year-round on Sundays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Located at SW Alaska & California Ave SW

 

Ballard Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Ballard

Open year-round on Sundays 10:00am – 3:00pm

Located at 22nd Avenue NW & NW Market St.

 

There are too many amazing things at each market to list but we recommend checking out each and every one of them. Washington state’s fertile, coastal environment is rich with fresh, organic and local produce that is able to provide produce year-round. In fact, NW Washington grows 95% of the raspberries in the entire country. Combine that with abundant blueberry fields, Washington apples, plums, blackberry bushes and mild enough winters to grow root vegetables and leafy greens all year long, so you will be able to find all of your produce at a Seattle Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags!

Activities And Hobbies To Try If You Are New To Seattle

Categories: American Classic News, Lifestyle, Seattle, Washington | Posted: May 21, 2018

Seattle is a stunning city. There is no other city in the world with views of the tremendous, white capped Olympic Mountains that jut out from behind the deep blue Puget Sound waters. There’s a reason why Seattle has so many transplants moving here from all across the world. But one thing we hear from recent transplants is “what should I learn or do to be more like a local” and “how best should I spend my time in this every changing city?” Well for one thing, there are so many opportunities and things to do in and around Seattle that we decided to create a list of recommended hobbies and activities to share for anyone wanting to learn how best to take advantage of all that Seattle and its surrounding areas offer.

We created a fun list of activities or hobbies that we recommend checking out for yourself and adopting if you truly want to become a more like a local.

 

  • Water sports: With 8 lakes in the immediate Seattle area, of which, Lake Union and Lake Washington are the largest, there’s a wide range of water sports and activities to choose from. Each body of water can offer something different, boating, water skiing, fishing, or sailing. Lake Washington and Green lake are easy accessible fresh water lakes to swim and paddle board, or on warm summer days you can lazily float on a unicorn or pizza raft instead.
  • Hiking: It would be impossible to count the hundreds if not thousands of hikes in and around the Seattle area. You can be sure that there are plenty and they are abundant for every level of hiker. Forest walks can be done year-round in the temperate climate, and you’ll almost never be far from a refreshing water source in the summer months. In the winter time prepare for rain with a poncho in your pack and always check the weather as well as the trail reports on the Washington Trail Association’s website before heading on any hike.
  • Biking: The biking trail system in Seattle and the surrounding areas is fantastic and it’s getting better and better with major plans in the works. One of the longest city trails is called the interurban trail it is made up of a North and South portion. The North runs 24 miles from Edmonds to Everett including several towns on the way. The South portion is 1 miles and runs from Tukwila to the town of Pacific. Under construction right now is a central corridor that will link all of the East side trails together, with 16.5 miles of old railroad being converted to bike trails there will soon be a way to ride from Woodinville in the North all the way to Renton in the safety of tree-lined pathways.
  • Running: If you love the outdoors then you’re in luck, there are more than enough trail options for whatever kind of environment you’re looking for. Not only are there ample urban or more rustic running trails to go to, there are also multitudes of races to choose from! There’s a race almost every single weekend, including in the mild Seattle winters. You can sometimes choose from up to 8 races in one day if you’re looking for a challenge. From 5k fun runs, trail runs and marathons there is something for every type of runner. With over 18 running clubs in the area you don’t need to train alone, join one and meet some like-minded Seattleites or new transplant
  • Get a dog: If you have yet to own a furry friend then you might be shocked to know that dogs actually outnumber children in Seattle proper. So if you are looking to grow your family with a dog then know that there are 14 recognized dog parks in Seattle that you can take advantage of. Magnuson and Westcrest parks both have over 8 acres for your dog to run. Most also offer doggie drinking fountains and special areas for small or shy dogs to feel safe and comfortable.
  • Camping: If you prefer to venture out, there are over 30 State parks to choose from all within 2 hours of the city of Seattle. Or if you’re fairly new to camping and you don’t want to leave the city to set up a tent or rent a rustic cabin then you don’t have to. Camp Long is right here in town, complete with a ropes course, fire pits and events spaces, it’s the perfect place to test your camping skills before heading out to more rustic environments.
  • Yoga: It might not surprise you that with all of the athletic adventure around Seattle there is also a thriving yoga culture. Whether you are looking for slow flow, pre-natal, vinyasa, Bikram, Yin or Kundalini there is a studio for you to shed your rush hour stress. If you’re shy to trying group yoga, you can also request private training if you choose to go that route.

 

If none of the activities listed above are your speed then you might enjoy our more relaxed approach recommendations to becoming “one of us”.  There are plenty of hobbies and activities to do in Seattle that don’t include having to plan out an entire weekend.

 

  • Beer Tasting: Seattle is one of the original cities known for its craft beer brew pubs and has more of them than you could visit in a week. No, that is not a challenge. But with fabulous outdoor seating and delicious menus, I doubt you’ll meet a beer that you don’t like. Fun fact: Eastern Washington is the Hops Capital of the World so you can be sure we know how to brew some tasty beer.
  • Wine Tasting: Washington state is known for wine, with almost 70 varietals, it is the second largest producer of wine in the United States. Over the mountains on the Eastern (dry) side of the state they know a thing or two about wine. With over a dozen tasting rooms in Seattle, the wines of Eastern Washington have come to you.
  • Board Games: You don’t have to sit in your home to play board games anymore, there are fun and interesting bars for that in Seattle. There are a handful of board game bars, with some being family or dog friendly as well. We recommend trying out Mox Boarding House or the The Raygun Lounge for the best board game bar experiences, as well as going online to check out their lively events calendars if you’re interested in tournaments.
  • Restaurants: We don’t know if eating mass quantities of food can be considered a hobby, but why not? We all eat several times a day and Seattle has such beautiful cuisines it would be a shame not to recommend attempting to try them all. Seattle’s specialties include anything with fresh fish, traditional NW chowder, Asian and other international influences. With the city growing at such a rate, chefs are coming and bringing creativity and flavors from all over the world with them.

 

Seattle is a bustling city with something for everyone to enjoy, even your furry friends.

 

 

 

New Model Home Preview Event This Weekend!

Categories: American Classic News, Events, New Homes, Real Estate News, Renton, Sammamish Homes, Washington | Posted: March 6, 2018

American Classic Homes is thrilled to present our brand new Model Home Preview Event this weekend for all of our current communities including: Wildridge in Kirkland, Robins Ridge in Sammamish, Herrington in Sammamish, and Tanglewood in Renton. We invite you to discover what luxurious living is all about at our Model Home Preview Event This Weekend at Sagebrook in Sammamish!

When: Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 121 222nd Place SE, Sammamish, WA 98074

We look forward to seeing you at our brand new Model Home Preview Event this weekend! Feel free to grab some friends and be inspired by the latest in home design, functionality, and style. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your very own private tour before or after the weekend event, please give us a call at (206) 557-6400 or email Summer@AmericanClassicHomes.com.

 

 

Driving Directions:

  • From I-90 E
  • Take exit 15 (for WA-900 W/17th Ave NW)
  • Turn Left onto WA-900 E/17th Ave NW & continue straight onto 17th Ave NW
  • Continue onto NW Sammamish Rd, which becomes SE 56th St
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
  • Keep right to continue toward SE 43rd Way, which becomes 228th Ave SE
  • Turn left onto SE 4th St (at the Metropolitan Market)
  • Turn right onto 218th AVE SE
  • Turn right onto SE 1st St
  • Sagebrook begins after 220th Ave SE
  • The model home is on lot #2 at Sagebrook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Bellevue Home Preview Event This Weekend!

Categories: American Classic News, Community Spotlight, Washington | Posted: February 5, 2018

American Classic Homes is thrilled to present our beautiful Islander home plan in Bellevue, Washington. We invite you to discover what luxurious living is all about at our Bellevue Home Preview Event This Weekend!

When: Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 15216 SE 22nd Street Bellevue, WA 98007

We look forward to seeing you at our brand new Bellevue spot lot Home Preview Event this weekend! Feel free to grab some friends and be inspired by the latest in home design, functionality, and style. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your very own private tour before this weekend, please give us a call at (206) 557-6211 or email Summer@AmericanClassicHomes.com.

About the home: The Islander home plan is one of American Classic Homes’ largest and most popular floor plans. This home is walking distance to Robinswood Community Park and it features 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, den, bonus room, a main floor guest suite, and a large back yard. See the listing for this home here.

 

Driving Directions:

• Heading south on I-405 S

• Merge onto I-90 E toward Spokane

• Take exit 11B toward 148th Ave SE

• Continue onto 148th Ave SE

• Turn right onto SE 22nd St

Last Chance to Tour Luxury Sammamish Model Home at Penny Lane Community

Categories: American Classic News, Community Spotlight, Kirkland, New Homes, Real Estate News, Sammamish Homes, Sammamish Washington, Washington | Posted: July 6, 2017

If you are interested in one of our currently selling or upcoming 2017 communities, such as Sagebrook, or Wildridge, then we highly recommend touring our beautiful Sammamish model home at Penny Lane while there’s still time! The Rosario model home at Penny Lane has sold, but you still have time to tour now through July 16th, 2017. You can visit the model home anytime between noon to 4pm on Sunday, July 16th or you can schedule your very own VIP private tour on a day that works best for you with our New Home Advisor, Summer. To schedule your very own tour please contact Summer via email at Summer@AmericanClassicHomes.com or give her a call at (206) 557-6348.

Penny Lane Model Home
When:
  Sunday, July 16th
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where:  24252 Southeast 24th Street, Sammamish, WA 98075

We look forward to seeing you at our fully furnished model home at Penny Lane! If you have any questions, please give us a call at (206) 557-6348 or email Summer@AmericanClassicHomes.com.

 

Upcoming Communities: 

Robins Ridge
2322 246th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
• 6 New Exclusive Single Family Homes in Sammamish
• Award-Winning Issaquah School District: Discovery Elementary, Pine Lake Middle School, & Skyline High School
• View the full Robins Ridge community page by clicking here.

Sagebrook
121 222nd Place SE, Sammamish, WA 98074
• 15 New Single Family Homes in Sammamish
• Lake Washington School District: Smith Elementary, Inglewood Middle School, Eastlake High School
• View the full Sagebrook community page by clicking here.

Wildridge
13224 136th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
• 28 New Single Family Homes in Kirkland
• Lake Washington School District #414: Muir Elementary, Kamiakin Middle School, Juanita High School
• View the full Wildridge community page by clicking here.

 

Driving Directions to Penny Lane Model Home:
• Take I-90 E
• Take Exit 17 towards E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
• Take SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd and Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE to 244th Ave SE in Sammamish
• Turn left onto Front St N (signs for E Lk Sammamish Parkway SE)
• Turn right onto SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd
• Turn left onto Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE
• At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto SE 32nd Way
• Turn left onto 244th Ave SE
• Penny Lane is located at 24252 Southeast 24th Street, Sammamish, WA 98075

Hot Spot Home Buying Map

Categories: American Classic News, Seattle, Washington | Posted: January 16, 2017

Here at American Classic Homes we know that making a move can be a big decision. Some of the biggest details to consider are things like the average cost of either purchasing or renting a home (depending on which is a better option of you), the ability to commute, and the cost of living. Using data from Trulia and Expatistan, we took a look at some of the biggest US cities with major appeal that are considered ‘Hot Spots’ to live in and then we created this map portraying where those cities rank within these major decision factors. We hope this tool helps you decide what the next place you should call “home” is!

Drive Me Yummy: Food Trucks of Seattle

Categories: Seattle, Washington | Posted: December 27, 2016

Ever since food trucks became a craze in 2008, mobile food options have continued to make a presence all over the country. They are the perfect lunch option for business men and women on the go, offering delicious options without the wait of a restaurant. For the college and young adult crowd, they provide the adventure and excitement of unique food in unique environments. Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, simple, or complex, Seattle’s food truck scene has it all.

 

Best Food Trucks by Category

Dessert

Who says you can’t have dessert first? The Seattle Cookie Counter hand-makes 100% vegan ice cream sandwiches out of a VW Bus. Can you get any cooler than that? (Pun intended). This food truck pops up in rotating locations and was just saved by the community because it is so well loved. Support this local business when they reopen in January and experience the creamy goodness of a milk and cookies happy hour yourself!

 

Mealtime

If you’ve had the opportunity to try any of Marination’s restaurant locations, you won’t be surprised that this made the list. A Hawaiian-Korean fusion might be a new combination for you, but try telling me a Kalbi beef taco with Asian slaw doesn’t sound amazing. Another favorite?

Kimchi fried rice. The flavors are unmatchable and the prices reasonable. The only problem? Once you try it, the cravings won’t stop. Find their truck, Big Blue, hitting the streets again in 2017. Find them on twitter: https://twitter.com/curb_cuisine.

 

Best Food Trucks by Location

Eastside

If you live and work on the Eastside and are looking for somewhere new to check out, try The Peach and The Pig. This gourmet food truck is often parked in Bothell, Shoreline, and Redmond and offers an amazing pulled pork sandwich, apple bacon brussel sprouts, and fried green tomatoes. Find out where they are: https://twitter.com/peachandthepig.

 

South Lake Union

Meet the staff that everyone raves about at Tacos El Tajin. This South Lake Union food truck is known for their smiling faces, extra avocados, tender meats, and unbeatable prices. It can be hard to find a great Mexican food option in the Pacific Northwest, but quench those cravings at this local hotspot on your next lunch break. Check out their menu here: http://eltajintacos.com/.

 

Dealer’s Choice

Nosh: Fish and chips, fried rabbit, bone marrow, these are just some of the amazing things you can find on the Nosh truck. They bounce around from Westlake to Fremont to Downtown