What happens when siblings share an affinity for stunning Seattle views, smart layouts and a stylish design? Well, they move in and call The Emerald home. Meet Alex and Sydney, new homeowners at The Emerald that just so happen to be family. Now that’s neighborly.
“Having family nearby has always been important to us. After having spent the majority of the pandemic quarantining together at our family home, we realized living in such close quarters again felt comforting and nice! Funny enough, our new homes at The Emerald are now actually closer in distance to each other now than our rooms in our family home! We look forward to planting roots here and creating many more memories together exploring one of Seattle’s most beautiful waterfront neighborhoods.”
Good neighbors are easy to come by when you call The Emerald home. As it turns out, Seattle itself is quite neighborly. In fact, a recent report from OfferUp ranked Washington State as the ‘Most Neighborly Place in the United States’. States were ranked based on six essential factors that pretty much epitomize what it means to be a good neighbor, including communicativeness, friendliness, generosity, honesty, punctuality, and reliability. Washington ranked number one in all six of those factors for the second year in a row. The Emerald City also came in first place as the nation’s most friendly city, varying in factors – ranking #1 for generosity, #2 for communicative, friendly, and honesty, and #3 for punctuality – all together averaging out in first place among cities nationwide!
We asked our sibling duo to describe how the two came to be neighbors at The Emerald:
“Our mom actually found it first! She was doing some casual searching and came across one of the listings on Zillow. I immediately fell in love with what I saw – the pictures were stunning and it just seemed like such an elegant building. Brooke took us to several units and showed us the different amenities, all of them being top tier. However, the Olympic Room was what blew us away – we grew up in the area so we’ve seen quite a bit of it but our whole family agreed it was one of the most spectacular views in Seattle we had ever seen.
The views are what really sold us – we knew immediately that we wanted to be a part of the community at The Emerald. Choosing the exact same floor plan as Alex was just a coincidence!”
…and since good neighbors extend beyond our building, we asked the duo about some of their favorite retail neighbors just outside our doors:
“I’ve recently been heading over to Belltown! They have great places to eat. I really liked Some Random Bar, it has pretty cocktails and a cute little patio to sit out on! It is also a pretty active area on the weekends. There is something for everyone: restaurants, casual bars, cocktail bars, and even clubs! I love that it is within walking distance and I don’t need to pay for expensive Ubers”, says Sydney.
Pike Place has been pretty busy the last few months and it has been fun to see the city filled with people again. My favorite shop is the Truffle Queen. They have artisan black and white truffle products. To my surprise, they even had my favorite truffle chips that I’ve only ever found in Italy!
One of The Emerald’s most exciting amenities has to be its unique partnership with The Thompson Seattle. The hotel is a staple for downtown Seattle with an incredible ambiance and rooftop. It truly can be seen as an extension of our waterfront backyard. From the valet service to the secret owner’s menu at The Nest, we can’t wait to enjoy the many perks that come with The Thompson being directly across the street.
Now over 50% sold, The Emerald’s community has come to life. Move-in homes are available. Join us for a virtual or in-person tour of the collection of seven luxury model home residences, located on the 24th floor of The Emerald’s 40-story tower featuring unrivaled views and access to an array of amenities, all within walking distance of Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.