LUXURY CONDOS ARE WORTH CHECKING OUT
Through the rain and crisp ocean air, Seattle is a bright city full of creative energy and tech-savvy potential. Its housing market reflects much of the City’s personality with new and upcoming housing that brings modern, luxurious flare to life in Seattle. Few things can beat the lively culture of Downtown Seattle, and living in the middle of it has never been more comfortable.
If you’re curious about what makes Downtown Seattle luxury condos worth looking at, we’ve compiled our top reasons why Seattle is one of the best places to live.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Prime location is everything when it comes to truly luxurious condos. Many people crave the time they could save by living closer to where they work: if you shaved off 30 minutes commuting to work every day, that’s roughly 250 hours of time saved every year.
One of the best parts of having a downtown Seattle home is being able to easily commute to where you work, especially since many large companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Nordstrom are all in the area. Downtown residents enjoy walking to work, cycling or hopping on the bus to get to the office instead of dealing with cars or traffic at all.
Another great aspect of a downtown Seattle location is simply being closer to the cultural heart of the city. Downtown is where the vast majority of festivals like “Seafair Torchligh Parade” and “PrideFest” happen, so the less you have to fight traffic to be part of the celebration, the easier it is to participate with friends and family. Being close to the action can help you weave your way into new social circles, whether you favor Belltown’s bars, restaurants, and music venues, paddleboarding around Lake Union, or appreciating art at one of the many different galleries in Pioneer Square and beyond.
Quality of life can also improve when you live close to the things you enjoy. Downtown Seattle features a wide array of great food, including celebrity chef restaurants and artisanal fare that you can only find in Seattle. Consider checking out The Pink Door for fresh Italian and Seafood in Pike Place and end your night out with a stop at The Nest at Thompson Hotel for rooftop cocktails and dessert. There’s also no shortage of Seattle’s famous coffeeshops where you can find great coffee and treats, including the original Starbuck’s or Storyville Coffee at Pike’s Place, while you enjoy conversation or some quiet time to recharge your battery. With vintage theaters like The Moore and The Showbox, as well as museums including the Seattle Museum of Modern Art, parks such as the famed Sculpture Art Museum on the waterfront and the lively Pike Place Market across the street from The Emerald, you’ll never be hurting for something fun and engaging to do.
TRULY LUXURIOUS LIVING
What sets luxury condominiums apart from your average living space? The view, for one. The Emerald’s condos are just two blocks from the waterfront and overlook the Puget Sound for a daily view of the shimmering bay and the Olympic Mountains beyond. The high rise residences at The Emerald feature stunning views of Downtown Seattle, Lake Union and the Space Needle, and that’s only half of it. On clear days, southern homes can even catch a glimpse of Mt. Rainier. Rather than always looking to go out for something new and interesting to see, you’ll be able to take in spectacular views from home and enjoy the quiet moments you spend at home.
The Emerald offers exclusive resident-only amenities that give all residents access to incredible views, open air and the sky beyond on a 40th floor rooftop deck and club lounge with multiple outdoor and indoor seating areas for al fresco dining, taking in the views over a fire pit – and most importantly – provide 360 degree views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, Cascades Mountains and the Harbor. You’ll be able to enjoy our yoga studio, fitness center and open-air terrace, or kick back and relax in a fully equipped resident media room. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Emerald are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, featuring a full-floor indoor/outdoor lounge on the 40th story, replete with outdoor firepits, grills, and al fresco dining.
One thing you can often expect from Downtown Seattle luxury condos is modern, comfortable living. At The Emerald, each home is built to be a reflection of the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty, creating open spaces that celebrate the open sky and glittering water of the Puget Sound. Custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting, quartz countertop and backsplashes, and stainless steel kitchen appliances are the kitchen norm in The Emerald’s condominium homes. You can also expect the bath suites to share similarly beautiful designs, featuring chrome fixtures and a white alcove bathtub. Living spaces have floor-to-ceiling windows and European White Oak hardwood flooring to truly make the space feel luxurious.
Ultimately, luxury condos have the technology and services in place to keep you, your family and your possessions safe. You can live every day with peace of mind when you are away from home thanks to the integration of smart security systems. The Emerald features Latch keyless entry systems for personal residences and facilities so access across the building is both secure and convenient. The Emerald also offers valet parking, exclusive dining and cocktail perks for residents only, and discounts on accommodation for their guests’ next stay through the Thompson Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel just next door. If you’ve ever been curious about luxury electric cars, The Emerald also includes two on-demand carshare vehicles – a Tesla Model X and Model S – through Envoy so you can enjoy a ride around town that’s both luxurious and supportive of clean energy.
LIFE IN A GREEN CITY
Being a part of Seattle means having nature at your doorstep. The city is full of beautifully manicured parks and surrounded by gorgeous natural reserves that you’ll be able to visit whenever it suits you. We have plenty of activities within walking distance, including a short ½ mile trek to the Olympic Sculpture Park or walking down to the soon-to-be reimagined Waterfront Park where the Alaskan Way Viaduct highway used to sit. The Emerald offers exclusive amenities like their Rooftop Lounge and outdoor spaces that provide 360 degree views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, Cascades Mountains and the Harbor.
Soak in nature from the 40th floor rooftop of The Emerald without ever leaving your home or take a break from city life by exploring the outdoors to enjoy a day hike at any one of the region’s popular tourist destinations.
Bainbridge Island is just one ferry-ride away from Downtown Seattle and features Bloedel Reserve, a beautiful forest garden. There’s even more expansive state parks and outdoor recreational areas to enjoy there (not to mention the ocean life you can spot along the bay, which includes the occasional orca), and that’s only one of many famous destinations. Mt. Rainier National Park, Snoqualmie Falls and the whole of the Olympic Peninsula will be yours to explore.
In tandem with its natural landscape, Seattle is also known for its commitment to green practices, including recycling and care for the environment. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the community, whether you’re creatively, politically or economically minded.
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST DOWNTOWN SEATTLE LUXURY CONDOS
As the largest city in Washington, Seattle has a vast variety of housing options to choose from. If you’re interested in a building with modern, nature-inspired designs, inspiring views, high-rise rooftop amenities and prompt concierge service, The Emerald is well-suited to your tastes. You’ll be able to enjoy our yoga studio, fitness center and open-air terrace, or kick back and relax in a fully equipped resident media room. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces at the Emerald are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, featuring a full-floor indoor/outdoor lounge on the 40th story, replete with outdoor firepits, grills, and al fresco dining.
If you’d like to know more about luxury life at the Emerald, feel free to visit us online or contact us today.