ISSAQUAH, Wash. — At first glance, the neat rows of houses in Issaquah Highlands seem like those in any other suburb. But look closer, and the differences become clear.
Homes and stores are sandwiched tightly together near a mass transit hub. A newly opened medical center has brought hundreds of jobs to the community. And more than half of the development’s 2,200 acres have been maintained as parks and open space.