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Finn Hill, WA   98034

So how did Finn Hill get its name? Well, Rob Entrekin of Finn Hill Winery explains, “This story started in December 1903 when Ben and Hilma Reinikainen set sail from Helsinki, Finland, for America. After living in Ballard for a few years, they bought 10 acres for $300 and were the first family to build on what is now Finn Hill. Most of the first growth timber had been cut, so the land was not expensive due to all of the large tree stumps. Over the years, other Finnish family and friends joined them and bought property, until by 1945 there were approximately 50 Finnish households located on the main section of what became known as Finn Hill.”

Today, Finn Hill is pretty much internationalized in its wonderful character so no matter where you choose to live, the stumps should be long gone and your family can easily enjoy a BBQ in your back yard where a great tree once stood. Just remember on those special occasions to say a toast to pioneers like Ben and Hilma who helped make Finn Hill such a wonderful place to live today.

As a footnote, after preparing the foregoing comments, I was just ecstatic to find a copy of a presentation from Finnfest, USA held at the University of Washington in 1999 that I’m so very pleased to share with you in its original entirety. The dear presenter is none other than Doris Snow, the granddaughter of Ben and Hilma Reinikainen. What a picture she paints of times gone by for all of us to enjoy through her eyes. Thank you so much Doris for bringing the past to life for all of us.


Useful Links and Local Features

City of Kirkland

Inglewood-Finn Hill, Washington – Wikipedia

Thinking of Moving Here?

Finn Hill – Kirkland, WA – Neighborhood Scout

Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance

Finn Hill Neighborhood Plan – FHNA

FHNA – City of Kirkland

Currently Kirkland 140 – KirklandTelevision

Finn Hill Middle School – Lake Washington School District

2012 Badminton Carly – Steevb1

Finn Hill Jazz Band at Poulsbo Jazz Festival 2011 – Juanitamusicfan

Dona Nobis Pacem Sung by Juanita High, Kamiakin and Finn Hill Junior Highs – Jenny R

DennyFest 2012 at O. O. Denny Park – Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance

Woods History – Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance

“What’s a Nurse Log?” in Kirkland, Washington at O. O. Denny Park – Barbara Travers

Juanita Heights Park

Big Finn Hill Park – King County

Big Finn Hill Park – Washington Trails Association

Pete Riding at Big Finn Hill County Park, Washington - Pshloss1

Five Minutes of St. Edward and Big Finn Hill Parks – Ben Schwabe

MFG Cycle U Kick-Off Cross – Craig Fowler

A Day at Finn Hill – Fluffymike7

Finn Hill Winery – Elegant Wines with a Distinct “Sense of Place”

Finn Hill Real Estate – Zillow

Know What’s Below, Call Before You Dig

Pest Control and Extermination Services for Finn Hill – Trey Shelton

Bee, Wasp, Hornet and Yellow Jacket Nest Removal for Finn Hill – Trey Shelton

Beaver, Otter, Mt. Beaver and Raccoon Trapping for Finn Hill – Trey Shelton

Shockwave™ Mole Control, Removal and Extermination for Finn Hill – Trey Shelton

Tree Removal, Topping and Thinning – Mike Green

Real Estate Services – Julie Hutton

Real Estate Services – John Fiala

Real Estate Services – Eric & Renee Reese

Real Estate Services – Ricklie Stone/Ron Waxman

Real Estate Services – Stephen Macdonald

Real Estate Services – Charlotte Kossow

Real Estate Services – Todd & Candis Brink

Real Estate Services – Debbie Walter

Real Estate Services – Beth Billington

Strategies for Negotiating Inspections – Mike Winkler & E J Bowlds (As a General Contractor, Trey Performs Specific Issue and Pest Control Related Work to Seller|Buyer Complete Satisfaction)

Air Duct Cleaning

Roofing Services

Drainage and Structural Services

Home Inspections – Mark Daughtry

Precision Turf Equipment – Dan Robinson

Handicraftsman Services – Roger McColley

Professional Painting Services - Matt Elam and PJ Clarke

Irrigation, Lighting, Backflow Device Testing, Service & Repair - Dave Sheldon

Ballard Ornamental Ironworks, Inc. – Douglas and David Farage

Tom McIntosh Glass and Glazing - Tom McIntosh

Fasteners, Tools, Maintenance & Shop Supplies

Fireplace Heating Products

Woodworking Power Tools, Bits & Hand Tools

Premium Cedar, Exotic Hardwoods, Custom Milling

Home Improvement & Outdoor Equipment – Monroe

Home Improvement & Outdoor Equipment – Snohomish

Household Maintenance Products & Materials, Hardware & Supplies

Paint & Decorating | Wood Finishes | Expert Tint Matching

Premium Quality Paints – The Professional Painters Paint Store

Earl’s Lakeview Barber Shop – Traditional Old School Shop with Mounts on the Wall, Sports Memorabilia & Outdoors Conversation in Kirkland – Five Stars

Kirkland Transmission – Transmissions, Fuel Injectors, & Trustworthy Service (Tony Helps Keep My Trucks On the Road ~ Trey)

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