The Westhill area is located on the west side of Bothell. The majority of the neighborhood is located in King County, with a small portion of the Subarea located in Snohomish County. Westhill comprises approximately 701 acres (1.096 square miles). The Subarea comprises the upland portion of the Westhill land mass, except at its southern end where it descends to meet SR-522.
Westhill contains extensive residential development at varying densities. Multi-family development within the neighborhood is confined to a narrow area along the north side of SR-522, around 83rd Place NE and 91st Avenue NE. A mix of commercial development is located along SR-522. This commercial activity is confined by topography to the street frontage itself, since the southern end of Westhill rises immediately behind the commercial properties.
There are three schools within the neighborhood: Bothell High School, located on 92nd Avenue NE and NE 180th Street; Westhill Elementary School, located on 88th Avenue NE; and Sorenson Early Childhood Center immediately north of Westhill Elementary on 88th Avenue NE.
Parks and Open Space
Two neighborhood parks are located within Westhill. Conifer View Park (1.5 acres) is located at the end of NE 195th Street and Conifer View IV Park (1.0 acre), which is also known by the community as Tall Tree Park, is located at 19630 89th Place NE. These neighborhood parks contain open areas, play structures, and a sport court. In addition, the Westhill Sportsfields (7.60 acres) are located at 19417 88th Avenue NE, adjacent to Westhill Elementary School. These fields are owned and operated by the City of Bothell, and consist of four junior soccer fields with one multi-purpose soccer/softball field. The Swedish Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery (0.6 acres) is located on NE 191st Street. This cemetery contains no recreational facilities, but has off-street parking and provides a quiet refuge from the surrounding urban development.
The Magnolia Dairy Farm buildings, several single-family dwellings, and commercial structures are listed on the City’s Historic Resources Inventory. The Swedish Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery, located on the south side of NE 191st Street (south of 94th Place NE), is significant because it contains the graves of many important Bothell pioneers, some of whom came to Bothell prior to 1885.