Gold Coast (Washington)

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The Gold Coast is an affluent area in Seattle's Eastside suburbs. It includes Clyde Hill, Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point.[1][2] Each of these municipalities ranked in Business Week's 2010 list of most expensive small towns in America.[3] Sometimes Beaux Arts Village is also included with the Gold Coast.[4]


Medina has been known as the Gold Coast since the 1890s.[5] The first mansion was built at Yarrow Point in 1888, and by the 1920s the area had several mansions belonging to the wealthy.[6]

Seattle's gold coast[edit]

Areas of Seattle's Madison Park, a swath of often extremely expensive homes with lake views, are also called "Gold Coast".[7]

Notable residents[edit]

Several billionaires reside in Gold Coast cities,[8] including:


  1. ^ John Iwasaki, The "Gold Coast" houses affluent citizens, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, retrieved 2010-12-26[dead link]
  2. ^ Ashley Bach (September 17, 2005), "Gold Coast cities prefer to leave politics aside", The Seattle Times, retrieved 2010-12-26
  3. ^ The 50 Most Expensive Small Towns in America 2010, Business Week, January 19, 2010, retrieved 2010-12-26
  4. ^ James Vesely (July 20, 1998), "The Eastside's Everyman Looks To Bellevue's Future", The Seattle Times
  5. ^ Alan J. Stein (November 9, 1998), Bellevue — Thumbnail History, HistoryLink
  6. ^ Warren Cornwall (December 6, 2002), "A history with mansions", The Seattle Times
  7. ^ Lynne K. Varner (September 3, 1998), "Race Has A Role In The 37Th -- Black, White, Asian And Native Candidates Vie", The Seattle Times
  8. ^ Sean Keeley (March 3, 2015), Mapping Where Washington State's Billionaires Live, Vox Media

Coordinates: 47°37′41″N 122°13′21″W / 47.62806°N 122.22250°W / 47.62806; -122.22250