Building a New Authentic Beach Town
on a Spectacular Piece of Washington Coast
Pacific Beach, Wash. - The most anticipated new development on the Oregon and Washington Coast, Seabrook, a new authentic beach town set amidst pristine bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, formally broke ground on Thursday, July 22, 2004. With local officials and invested developers attending, the ground breaking started the first phase of the oceanfront development.
Seabrook is on the forefront of a new "Town-making movement" in the Northwest, a style crafted to provide more chit-chat between neighbors and less urban sprawl. These kinds of neighborhoods have been very successful on the East Coast. The houses are closer together, with the fronts dominated by large porches perfect for long talks on summer nights. Garages are moved to the back of the house exiting to an alley way.
"I wanted to give Seabrook the feel of a classic village, by using authentic materials and traditional American architecture," said Developer Casey Roloff. "I had a vision of building cottages in a natural setting that seemed right for the coast."
With wooded hillsides, spruce bluffs and scattered driftwood, Seabrook is reminiscent of Oregon's more cherished coastal areas. With a closer proximity to Seattle than the Oregon Coast, Seabrook is an ideal weekend excursion, investment property or second home for Northwest area residents.
"If we blindfolded you and took you to the site, you would instantly think you were on the Oregon Coast," said Roloff. "Most people in Washington don't realize that this section of Washington coastline was available or developable."
The carefully designed town recalls neighborhoods of an easier time. Kids play into the summer night on walkable tree-lined streets, mothers gather to visit quaint shops on Main Street and active residents jog, run or walk on the many trails zigzagging through Seabrook. Cottages intermingle with town homes and larger residences, while espresso cafes, town pub, spas and movie theaters line the streets. Building is set to commence in October and the development, including 400-single and multifamily residential units, eventually plans to accommodate 1,200 people.
"There is a rich, diverse feel to a mixed-use neighborhood like Seabrook," said Roloff. "We have it all."
Roloff plans on implementing smart development - building in phases based on buyer demand. With houses from the low $225,000 range to $600,000, prospective buyers can "customize" their homes with additional upgrades.
Seabrook, located two and a half hours from Seattle and three hours from Portland, heralds a return to Main Street living.
With pedestrian-friendly streets and an environmentally-conscious design, Seabrook captures a time gone by for today's living.
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