'Prestige, privacy, privilege'
There are no signs along the freeway that point you toward Normandy Park. It's a tucked-away community, and that's much of its appeal. This strip of land on Puget Sound, due west of Seattle-Tcaoma International Airport, was planned back in the 1920s to be an upper-class planned community of French Normandy-style architecture, golf and yachts. It held 'the promise of prestige, privacy and privilege.' And the reality of today isn't that far off.