Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Newcastle Moving Company and it is our pleasure to share an overview of Newcastle, Washington.
Like its namesake, the English town of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle was built on the foundation of coal mining. Settled in 1869 between Bellevue, Renton, and the Cougar Mountain area of Issaquah, Newcastle had a larger population than Seattle in the 1800’s. The mines of the mountain sent 13 million tons of coal to the port city for worldwide shipment in their day. In the early 1990’s a group of citizens sought political autonomy from King County and 2,865 acre Newcastle incorporated in September 1994. Modern day Newcastle is being rediscovered and experiencing substantial growth over the last several years.
The city has a central core of businesses that provides for the basic needs of the citizens but for major purchases or for the widest of variety a quick trip outside the City is required. The choices include the back roads to the big box stores of Issaquah, up I-405 and the more sophisticated suburban Bellevue and Bellevue Square Mall or across I-90 to the big city downtown-shopping feel of Seattle. Each is only 15 to 20 minutes from Newcastle. The employment centers for the city residents are primarily the office buildings of Bellevue and Seattle and even with rush hour the commute is only about 26 minutes.
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Two fine school districts serve Newcastle, Renton and Issaquah. Where you live in the city determines to which district your children go. Renton School District serves a student population of 13,423 and with 840 full-time classroom teachers, the district’s overall student/teacher ratio is 16/1. The recipient of many awards and honors, Issaquah schools serves a student population of 15,872 and with 841 full-time classroom teachers, its overall student/teacher ratio is 17.8/1. Bellevue Community College, City University and proximity to the world class University of Washington are the foundation of the higher education opportunity in the community.
An active life begins at home and Newcastle provides and maintains 12 local parks in 45 acres within the city limits to keep things active. Nearby county and state parks include Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park with its 3,100 acres, and Bridle Trails State Park where horse lovers can ride for hours. The crown jewel of local action is the Golf Club at Newcastle. Spread out across 350 acres and featuring breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic and the Cascade Mountains, and the city of Seattle, it features two championship, 18-hole public courses, extensive practice facilities and a 44,000-square-foot clubhouse. All the action of the big city is within half an hour of Newcastle; the arts, professional sports, events and exhibits, nightclubs, casinos, restaurants, museums, concerts, auto racing, horse racing, and much more. The diversity of the great outdoors includes camping, boating, hang gliding, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, hiking, biking, whale watching, bird and wildlife watching.
Hansen Bros. is the leading Newcastle Moving Company. For more information about storage needs or moving to or from Newcastle, Washington, please call Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage at 1-888-300-7222 or contact us.