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NEWCASTLE

Newcastle, Washington is located South of Bellevue and North of Kennedale and Renton.  Its just minutes to I-405, I-90 to the North, and the I-5 interchange to the South.

For family-oriented people who want to escape from urban sprawl, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. Only in Newcastle can residents and visitors live, work, shop, and play with stunning views, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live in balance with nature in a community that respects their values.

Newcastle has an unusually rich history for a city its size. It played a vital role in opening up the Seattle region for expansion. In many ways, it was the poster child for development in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800s—rail, coal, and timber were the key themes of this time, and Newcastle was at the nexus of all of them. Newcastle 's coal mine and railroad helped transform Seattle into a major port.

In 1872, between 75-100 tons of coal was produced each day in Newcastle.  By the time the mine closed for the last time in 1963, more than13 million tons had been extracted. Its legacy remains ever-present in local place names such as Coal Creek Parkway , and China Creek Golf Course. An active, well-informed, and passionate group of citizens remain committed to sharing Newcastle's history with visitors and residents. The City celebrates Newcastle Days, a community festival, each September. The City was officially incorporated in 1994.

Notable attractions of the area include the Golf Club at Newcastle, Lake Boren Park, nearby Cougar Mountain, and Newcastle's many parks and trails.

Based on per capita income, Newcastle ranks 23rd of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. In Newsweek's 2009 rankings of best places to live in the United States, Newcastle was honored with the 17th spot.

The city is currently working to obtain its own zip code, as postage taxes are going to Renton instead of to the belonging Newcastle.

Calendar of Community Events

Golf Club at Newcastle

Parks & Trails

Places to Eat & Shop