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Seattle area settlers were exploring the Medina area as early as 1850, and by 1870, wealthy Seattle families and real estate investors began to purchase Medina property. Once the mansions of Medina started to appear, a steady parade of Seattle notables built large estates here.
By 1900 most land on Lake Washington’s eastern shore west of later Bellevue was being homesteaded, and many non-farmer residents lived on the Eastside and commuted to Seattle for work. The entire Eastside region was blessed with rich soil and easily grew fruits and vegetables, especially strawberries.
A Seattle grocer opened a store in Medina in 1910 that remains a landmark today, and in 1920 a large dairy farm gave way to the new and renowned Overlake Golf Club. By 1929, with a population of about 900, Medina was a dedicated enclave for affluent homeowners. There were virtually no businesses, few public areas, an Arabian horse breeding stable, the Overlake Golf Club and formal gardens. After the first Lake Washington Bridge opened in 1940, CEO’s accelerated their movement to Medina.
Medina incorporated in 1955 to protect itself from King County residential zoning codes of the time. All the adjacent communities faced the same concerns and all eventually incorporated as individual entities.
As a security measure, since 2009 the City has maintained cameras on all intersections entering the City, and lower crime levels are a testimony to their success. The City with 2,969 residents in 2010, has the third-highest per-capita income in the state. Today, Medina is home to many dignitaries, business owners and executives, and sports figures.
What was once old is now new as a young grocery business now occupies the age-old grocery store building at 800 Evergreen Point Road. That’s the way they like it in Medina.