Carnation Real Estate Information

Covering just 1.1 square miles of land, the King County city of Carnation and its 1,900 residents enjoy comfortable living several miles west of Seattle on the outskirts of the core metropolitan area. Located along the briskly flowing Snoqualmie River, Carnation is surrounded by the beauty of nature and is a nice change from urban city life. Officially founded as Tolt in 1912, the area was renamed Carnation in order to honor the Carnation Milk Products Company that operated a research farm nearby.

The city of Carnation hosts an annual Fourth of July celebration that includes a large march and parade in addition to an extravagant fireworks display, concerts, and other gatherings. The relatively close-knit neighborhood enjoys bringing the community together to share food, laughter, and fun. This welcoming attitude is a hallmark of Carnation and is often appreciated by newcomers. Quite frequently, residents will open up their own properties to host local get-togethers.

Carnation is also home to a large attraction, Remlinger Farms and Harvold Berry Farm. Both companies offer visitors the chance to pick their own fresh berries during the warm summer months. Other city landmarks include Commercial Hotel, Entwistle House, and Tolt/Eagles Hall, all of which were built almost a hundred years ago and still host a number of fun cultural events.

The Riverview School District provides most of the city’s students with superb educational opportunities. The district operates four elementary schools, including Carnation Elementary School, Eagle Rock Multi-Age, Cherry Valley Elementary, and Stillwater Elementary. There is a single middle school named after the city’s original name and a single high school, Cedarcrest High School.

For residents looking to escape everyday life, the John MacDonald Tolt River Park is a large park designed to offer grassy athletic fields, beautiful views of the Snoqualmie River, and a number of different hiking and biking trails. Carnation Golf Course is typically busy on the weekends and weekday afternoons. For residents who enjoy the water, both Langlois Lake and Ames Lake are prime options.