About Blue Ridge
The neighborhood is located in the Northwest corner of Seattle, bounded on the north by Carkeek Park; and on the west by Puget Sound. Blue Ridge has panoramic views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.
Blue Ridge is governed by a homeowners association with significant architectural restrictions designed to preserve the quality and character of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is managed by an elected volunteer board with committees that handle specific functions such as architectural review.
In 1925, when the timberland holdings of the Puget Mill Company were sold to an eastern lumber company, the Blue Ridge community in Seattle's northwest corner became a possibility.
William E. Boeing (1881-1956), lumberman, mining entrepreneur, and airplane builder, bought up most of the company's land overlooking Puget Sound north of the city limits to Richmond Beach. Soon the Douglas fir and cedar stands would be sacrificed for the development of the exclusive communities of Innis Arden and Blue Ridge.
The development of the Blue Ridge community and the government engineered policies of segregation brings some controversy to the early days of the neighborhood. However, today Blue Ridge is diverse and welcoming to anyone wanting to share in all that it has to offer.
A total of 449 homes sit on approximately 200 acres that abuts Carkeek Park. Its western facing slopes offer spectacular views of the Puget Sound area. A mature tree canopy and common green spaces provide an easy escape to nature.
Blue Ridge members enjoy amenities that include greenspaces, two private parks, tennis courts, a clubhouse and a swimming pool.
Tennis programs at Blue Ridge offer something for everyone. From the complete beginner to the seasoned intermediate and competitive player, there’s a clinic to cover everyone. Adult and junior tennis program registration opens mid-May, please visit the tennis page for details and registration.