Cottage Lake Woodinville Homes for Sale
Cottage Lake Woodinville Homes
About Cottage Lake
Cottage Lake's big attraction during the 1960s and ’70s was Norm’s Resort, a popular retreat for company picnics, swimming and fishing that drew people from all over the region.
Resort owners Norm and Georgianna Fragner kept its restaurant stocked with sticky buns and the lake packed with large fish so even the novice had a chance to score a photo-worthy catch. During that time period, one could be out at 4:30 in the morning on opening day, and literally walk across the lake on boats.
Residents say the Cottage Lake area epitomizes Woodinville’s “City Living, Country Style” motto.
Even when Fragner sold his resort to American Adventures campground during the mid-1970s and the pastures of Woodinville gave way to stores and homes, the Cottage Lake community remained much the same, becoming a suburb of a suburb. In fact, it has a much larger population than Woodinville, which has about 9,200 residents, but is spread out over a large area. The area has not been frozen in time, but it has been slower to change.
For families, Northshore District schools are also a draw because of the district’s good academic reputation. Children, some second-generation Cottage Lake residents, enjoy swimming, fishing and kayaking on Cottage Lake, where the use of motorized vessels is prohibited.
American Adventures, the company that bought Norm’s Resort during the 1970s, declared bankruptcy after less than a decade. King County acquired the land in 1990 and the territory has become Cottage Lake Park. A community-based group, Friends of Cottage Lake, dedicated itself to improving the lake’s water quality. In 2005, Cottage Lake received a state grant that paid for water-quality monitoring and community outreach programs for three years.
Growth in Woodinville and Redmond means suburbia is closer to Cottage Lake than it once was. Yet Cottage Lake still seems removed from the bustle of large cities.
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