Vista Park opens in Issaquah Highlands

June 9, 2009

Vista Park, in the Issaquah Highlands, includes playground equipment, a grass strip with walking paths and benches affording a view toward Seattle.  By Greg Farrar

Vista Park, in the Issaquah Highlands, includes playground equipment, a grass strip with walking paths and benches affording a view toward Seattle. By Greg Farrar

Residents in the Vista Park subdivision of the Issaquah Highlands now have a park to call their own.

The narrow, 1-acre park is shoehorned between houses in the 1800 block of 10th Avenue Northeast. The park features a grass volleyball court, a children’s playground area and a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

“It’s great to have an area with some grass,” said Michael Hanley, who lives a few blocks away. “The playground area will come in handy when my 3-year-old niece comes to visit.”

Port Blakely Communities, developer of the Issaquah Highlands, built Vista Park at a cost of $200,000. Read more

Highlands housing auction attracts thousands of bargain hunters

December 5, 2008

NEW — 9:22 p.m. Dec. 5, 2008

Imagine buying a brand new home in Issaquah for $89,000.

It is a price from a bygone era. Now, however, that same figure is the minimum bid for five new condominiums in the Issaquah Highlands that builder D.R. Horton will auction Dec. 7.

There are 18 units available in total, all in the Ashford condominiums at the Vista Park complex on 10th Avenue Northeast and Northeast High Street. Depending on size, starting bids for the others range from $99,000 to $129,000. At the $89,000 end, you get 580 square feet; for $129,000, you can stretch out in 1,059 square feet. Read more