Shelton View is located in Snohomish County on Bothell's western border. It is surrounded by the Queensborough/Brentwood neighborhood on the north, Lake Pleasant/Country Village on the east, Westhill and unincorporated King County on the south, and unincorporated Snohomish County on the west. The neighborhood comprises 581 acres, or 0.92 square miles. Shelton View may be expanded in the future to include adjacent unincorporated territory to the west, based on the outcome of inter-jurisdictional planning to involve Bothell, Brier and Snohomish County.
Shelton View, like the Queensborough area to the north, is a portion of the long, generally north-south oriented hill which extends from the vicinity of the Swamp Creek interchange of I-5 and I-405 south to the Sammamish River.
This area has a few ponds and wetland systems with diverse vegetative characteristics and some open water. These provide excellent habitat, particularly for the herons which nest and forage in the area. Several heron nesting sites are present near 3rd Avenue SE and the herons alternate between this area and rookeries in a wetland in the Kenmore area. Herons typically forage away from their nesting sites but usually within 2.5 to 3 miles. This greenbelt area, extending south to Kenmore and north through the Queensborough/Brentwood area, provides excellent habitat for this species of local importance.
Shelton View is almost exclusively residential. The predominant housing type is the frameconstructed, detached single family dwelling, although there is a mobile home development just east of the southeast corner of 228th and Meridian. There is a very limited amount of commercial development. Most daily and regular weekly shopping needs are satisfied at the Canyon Park shopping centers located at SR 527 and 228th Street SE. A small neighborhood business cluster is located at the northwest corner of Meridian and 228th, just outside this Subarea. Various other business operations are located along Meridian and 240th, mostly in homes or former residential structures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a regional emergency preparedness and disaster response facility on about 40 acres at the southwest corner of 228th Street SE and Meridian Avenue. This property also contains an U.S. Army Reserve Center.
One elementary school is located within the Subarea. Shelton View Elementary is located at the end of 5th Avenue W at approximately 235th Street SW (if extended).
Parks and Open Space
There are no public parks located within this neighborhood. The vacant tract west of FEMA and other vacant property to its south and east owned by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), have been put forward by nearby citizens as a desirable location for a park in the area. Vacant land existing in the eastern portion of the Subarea within residentially developed areas encompasses some wetland and habitat areas which will be preserved as open space in accordance with the City's Critical Area Ordinance.
There are several other attractive and undeveloped tracts in the Subarea. Third Avenue SE is a platted through street between 240th and 228th Streets SE, but is closed between approximately 231st and 228th Streets SE. This right-of-way could become available at a later date as an open space area, depending on how the adjacent parcels develop. This area is crossed by two ravines and is fairly steep in parts, making it unsuitable for an active park.
Area residents have also proposed purchase of land at the northeast corner of 240th Street SE and 3rd Avenue SE for a park.