The Search Assist Page

 

Welcome to the Search-Assist page!

Named originally for the web page that we developed years in the past (and retired in 2016) for our buyers to maximize the breadth of their neighborhood due diligence research, as well as to minimize the amount of time spent sourcing out pertinent data that might impact their assessment of a location, property or neighborhood. As all of our material, you’re encouraged to explore on your own, but know that we are always more than happy to walk through the steps with you. We’ve broken it into sections, to make it more friendly and it continues to evolve as more resources become available. It’s not super sleek, but the data is pretty far reaching. We welcome any additional ideas, thoughts, critique that you might have, of course! With that, let’s dig into the SearchAssist page:

The first map I like to look at, interestingly, is simply maps.google.com. Drop the address in, hit enter and then click the Earth icon in lower left and then use Ctrl/Command plus the mouse to view a 3-Dimensional geographic tour of the property, neighborhood, arterials, etc. Very powerful tool!  If you haven’t used it,here’s a quick video on how to navigate the tools.

Next, I use these maps: 

https://www.seattle.gov/sdci/resources/public-maps

Critical Areas Map:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f822b2c6498c4163b0cf908e2241e9c2

(Here’s a video on using the critical areas map tool: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cAv4v8DJrltnJrVF1Bq_p8G38_kwawYK/view)

https://www.seattle.gov/dpd/research/GIS/webplots/Critical_Areas_Map.pdf

http://gisrevprxy.seattle.gov/wab_ext/DSOResearch_Ext/

https://data-seattlecitygis.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/50148e1a5a9e4a8da2da96f59c12764b_7

And then this:

Seattle Dept of Construction and Inspections:

http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=f822b2c6498c4163b0cf908e2241e9c2

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/toolsresources/Map/default.htm

http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/

Noise Maps:

https://maps.dot.gov/BTS/NationalTransportationNoiseMap/

Traffic Flow: 

https://data.seattle.gov/Transportation/Traffic-Flow-Map-Volumes/38vd-gytv/data

History of Hydrology in Seattle:

http://www.hiddenhydrology.org/category/city/seattle/

https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/05/13/map-explore-hidden-hydrology/

https://blue.kingcounty.com/Assessor/eRealProperty/default.aspx

Overview of Seattle Topography:

http://scripts.mit.edu/~zong/wpress/?p=50

http://www.topozone.com/washington/

 

Mercer Island:

http://www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=2793

https://www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=368

Bellevue:

http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/mapping_center.htm

 

Title Issues: 

Racial Covenants Map

 

Seattle Neighborhoods

http://www.areavibes.com/seattle-wa/neighborhoods/

http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/nmaps/fullcity.htm

http://www.seattle.gov/communitiesonline/neighborhoods.htm

http://web6.seattle.gov/mnm/default.aspx?tabId=1

 

GIS Map Tools:

Washington State Health Disparity Map:

https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/wtn/WTNIBL

 

City Of Shoreline GIS

http://shoreline.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=9ddb2704e93d4a7599494b76d3ab1ed8

 

KingCo eReal Property: 

http://blue.kingcounty.com/Assessor/eRealProperty/default.aspx

KingCo GIS: http://gismaps.kingcounty.gov/iMap/?mapset=kcproperty&center=-13559699%2C6013985&scale=577790.554289&  (After entering property address, look for “Layers” icon upper right, to overlay different layers.

 

Seattle SDCI GIS: http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/Maps/dpdgis.aspx

https://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/home/gallery.html?view=grid&sortOrder=true&sortField=relevance

Seattle DPD Construction Activity: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/toolsresources/Map/

Seattle SDCI Permit & Complaint Status: http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/PermitStatus/

Large Building Permits: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/shapingseattle/map.aspx

Seattle Parcel Search: http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/ParcelData/default.aspx

http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/ComplaintForm/

Building Permit Map Search: https://data.seattle.gov/Permitting/Building-Permit-Map/pdne-cjsw

 

Zoning:

http://www.seattle.gov/DPD/toolsresources/zoningmapbooks/default.htm

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Research/gis/webplots/smallzonemap.pdf

 

Lot Coverage, Height: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=city+of+seattle+lot+coverage+height+standards

 

DSO Sewer/Water/Critical Areas Map:

http://gisrevprxy.seattle.gov/wab_ext/DSOResearch_Ext/

 

Seattle Topographical Map:

http://en-us.topographic-map.com/places/Seattle-366215/

 

Landslide Prone Areas:

https://www.seattle.gov/dpd/cs/groups/pan/@pan/documents/web_informational/dpdd017622.pdf

 

Exceptional Trees Code

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codes/dr/DR2008-16x.pdf

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/codes/treeprotection/

 

Shoreline Slope Stability:

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/femaweb/king.htm

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/pubs/93-31/intro.html

 

Seattle Geological Makeup:

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1252/of2005-1252.pdf

 

Earthquake Hazard Areas

http://www.geodesy.cwu.edu/CHI/EQ/seattleFault/

 

Seattle Emergency Hazard Explorer:

http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=0489a95dad4e42148dbef571076f9b5b

 

Sewer Cards:

http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/SideSewerCardsv2/default.aspx

 

Transportation/Traffic:

https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/streetclassmaps/planwebsmall.pdf

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/tfdmaps.htm

https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/Transit%20Classifications2200672dpi.pdf

http://www.soundtransit.org/Maps

http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx

http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx#tab-system-maps

seattlestreetcar.org

 

Oil Tank Decommissioning Database:

https://data.seattle.gov/Public-Safety/Underground-Storage-Tank-UST-Records-Residential/xvj2-ai6y/data

 

Other Services Performed On Site:

https://www.onlinerme.com/(S(plljb5czxj54ra33fxuavxae))/ContractorSearchProperty.aspx

 

Neighborhood Services:

https://www.walkscore.com/

https://www.yelp.com/seattle

https://www.zomato.com/seattle

 

Schools:

 

Seattle:

Address lookup tool: http://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration/address_lookup_tool/

 

http://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=665322

https://www.seattleschools.org/directory

http://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/Enrollment%20Planning/Maps/growthboundarymaps/pdfs/SD_ESMS.pdf

http://www.zillow.com/seattle-wa/schools/

http://washington.hometownlocator.com/schools/

http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?search_type=0&q=seattle,+wa&state=WA

 

Eastside: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/ANcFRFA4L9JJCpSzI_B14JdInpAs2GiFVn0/

 

Highline/Burien:

http://highlineschools.org/Page/950

http://www.zillow.com/burien-wa/schools/

 

Shoreline: 

http://www.shorelineschools.org/enrollment/maps/attendance_area.php

http://www.shorelineschools.org/enrollment/maps/school_locator.php

http://www.zillow.com/shoreline-wa/schools/

 

Edmonds:

http://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/domain/8

http://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/Page/348

http://www.zillow.com/edmonds-wa/schools/

 

Renton:

http://www.rentonschools.us/Page/184

http://www.zillow.com/renton-wa/schools/

http://www.zillow.com/bryn-mawr-skyway-wa/schools/

 

Bothell/Northshore:

http://wwwnew.nsd.org/domain/186

http://www.zillow.com/bothell-wa/schools/

 

Crime:

https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/online-crime-maps

http://seattlecitygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=94c31b66facc438b95d95a6cb6a0ff2e

https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/online-crime-maps

https://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/crime-dashboard

http://www.seattle.gov/police/maps/precinct_map.htm

http://www.seattle.gov/police/information-and-data/crime-dashboard

http://web6.seattle.gov/mnm/policereports.aspx

CrimeReports.com

Sex Offender Map: http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54473&disc=

 

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

 

Department of Neighborhoods(DON)

 

Department of Planning and Development (DPD)

 

Department of Finance (DOF)

 

Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR)

 

Office of Economic Development (OED)

 

Office of Housing (OOH)

 

Gas Availability:

https://pse.com/savingsandenergycenter/tips-tools-ideas/Pages/Choosing-natural-gas.aspx

Gas Main Pipeline Map:

https://wutc.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=53eaed0ccf77426982cc6841185984ed

 

SURROUNDING CITY SITES:

 

LAKE FOREST PARK

https://www.cityoflfp.com/8/Departments

https://www.cityoflfp.com/

 

CITY OF BRIER

http://ci.brier.wa.us/

 

KENMORE

http://www.kenmorewa.gov/

 

CITY OF SHORELINE

http://www.shorelinewa.gov/our-city/maps-gis

 

CITY OF MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

https://www.cityofmlt.com/

 

CITY OF WOODWAY

https://www.townofwoodway.com/

 

CITY OF ESPERANCE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperance,_Washington

 

CITY OF EDMONDS

http://www.edmondswa.gov/

 

CITY OF LYNNWOOD

https://www.lynnwoodwa.gov/Home

 

CITY OF BOTHELL

http://www.ci.bothell.wa.us/

 

CITY OF KIRKLAND

https://www.kirklandwa.gov/