Vistas With Value
By Seattle Mag
August 21, 2020
Live the good life at the top of Cougar Mountain
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The beautiful, breathtaking Panorama development is the final chapter in a story that began 30 years ago. This stunning, unique master-planned residential neighborhood is near the top of Cougar Mountain and is the last neighborhood to be built at the very top of the Talus community. It’s where beauty meets convenience, as it’s just a mile up the hill from the entrance to Talus on Highway 900. Interstate-90 is almost as close. Issaquah is just five minutes away; Bellevue only 15 minutes and Seattle 25.
This luxury community borders the 5,000-acre Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park – the largest wildlife park in an urban area in the United States. The Shangri-La Trail cuts directly through Panorama, connecting to a network of trails though wetlands and forest terrain. It’s an easy hike to the top of Cougar Mountain to Anti-aircraft Peak, which features an amazing viewpoint that overlooks Lake Sammamish.
The spectacular scenery features dazzling views of Squak Mountain to the south, Tiger Mountain – a launch site for paragliders – to the southeast, and Mount Si to the east. To the north is the full range of the Cascades all the way to Mount Baker.
Five different, beautiful, spacious home styles are for sale, ranging from 3,100 to 4,100 square feet. Every home, regardless of size, emphasizes informal great rooms with spectacular kitchens and wonderful outdoor living areas.
Each home also boasts large window walls that provide expansive views and an abundance of natural light. The triple-pane windows are part of a program offered by Lungren Homes to reduce energy consumption by more than 20%.
Prices start in the $1.5 million range – a bargain considering the beauty, charm and elegance of the entire community. And let’s not forget about the top-rated Issaquah School District: Each of the three public schools serving Panorama rate at least four of five stars by Schooldigger.com. Issaquah Valley Elementary, Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School all provide bus service; all are in beautiful downtown Issaquah. A new middle school is also under construction within Talus.