Issaquah Highlands

Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Seattle, Washington, Issaquah Highlands is a new 2,300-acre (931-hectare) high-density master-planned community. In this new urbanist–inspired project, only 725 acres (293.5 hectares) of land are devoted to residential and/or commercial development. Most of the remainder is preserved in parks and open spaces. The community mixes single-family homes with townhouses and multifamily buildings. At buildout, the project is expected to have a population of 8,000, with 3,875,000 square feet (360,000 square meters) of commercial and retail space planned by 2010.