Specializing in Thornton Creek Properties

Kingfisher Natural Area Restoration Project


Thornton Creek is a unique feature of the landscape--and community life--in northeast Seattle and Shoreline. The largest creek in both cities, it includes more than 18 miles of stream channel. Unlike other urban watersheds, over 90% of Thornton Creek’s channel flows above ground, through more than 700 backyards and 15 parks and natural areas.

Every month, I send out Creekside Properties News, a newsletter that I have developed specifically for homeowners along Thornton Creek and its tributaries (see sidebar).

I can help creekside homeowners:

• Set the right price for their home
• Find the right buyer
• Avoid or mitigate erosion or flooding hazards
• Learn best stewardship practices

For 16 years before I became a real estate agent, I was an environmental policy consultant. I helped many Puget Sound-area jurisdictions write their critical area regulations protecting streams, wetlands, and steep slopes. I am intimately familiar with how landowners can work within regulatory constraints to develop, redevelop, and maintain property along a creek.

I am also a past President and long-time leader with Thornton Creek Alliance, a locally based, all-volunteer, non-profit dedicated to preserving and restoring an ecological balance throughout the Thornton Creek watershed.

If you're interested to buy or sell property along Thornton Creek, I can help!

Creekside Cost per Square Foot 2023

See links below for Creekside Property News

January 2021 (featuring 2020 statistics on creekside properties and article on Thornton Creek Alliance)

February 2021 (E. coli in creek)

March 2021 (flooding)

April 2021 (knotweed)

May 2021 (fish of Thornton Ck)

June 2021 (birds of Thornton Ck)

July/August 2021 (wildlife, more on knotweed)

September 2021 (critical area regulations)

October 2021 (forest stewards)

Nov/Dec 2021 (my first creekside sale)

January 2022 (2021 stats for creekside homes and condos)

February 2022 (side sewers)

March 2022 (streamside restoration)

April 2022 (noxious weeds)

May 2022 (two public acquisitions)

June 2022 (knotweed treatment map)

July 2022 (fish distribution in Thornton Creek)

August 2022 (fish passage barriers)

September 2022 (hot line numbers for creek problems)

October 2022 (beavers in Thornton Creek)

Nov-Dec 2022 (tree regulations)

Jan-Feb 2023 (2022 stats for creekside homes and condos)

March 2023 (Natural Drainage Systems in Thornton Ck watershed)

April 2023 (how to build a rain garden)

May 2023 (dangers of stormwater)

June 2023 (history of Thornton Creek name)

July-Aug 2023 (historical conditions in watershed)

Sept 2023 (Windermere Ready program)

Oct-Dec 2023 (celebration of Meadowbrook Pond)

Jan-Feb 2024 (2023 stats for creekside homes and condos)

March 2024 (an amazing Thornton Creek house on the market)

Map of Thornton Creek watershed

Map courtesy of Thornton Creek Alliance