The City of Lake Forest Park is located in King County, Washington, at the northern tip of Lake Washington. Its neighbors are the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, and Kenmore.

This journey through Lake Forest Park history was developed as part of our celebration of the first 50 years of incorporation. However, Lake Forest Park has been a community much longer, since the Lake People camped at the mouths of two salmon-rich streams, known today as Lyon and McAleer creeks. Ole Hanson platted the first lots circa 1910, starting the community of Lake Forest Park. The City was incorporated in 1961.

Visitors coming to the City from Seattle or Kenmore on Bothell Way still enter the green landscape of hidden homes and winding roads described by Hanson as a recreation paradise.

Explore our Lake Forest Park housing market page for insights about how home values have changed over the years and how Lake Forest Park home prices compare to other markets.

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