A Brief History of Newcastle

Newcastle is a city located in King County, Washington with a population of over 10,000 people. The city is named after Newcastle upon Tyne in England, because it was originally a successful coal mining town founded in the 1870s. Between 1869 and 1963, nearly 11 tons of coal was extracted from the Newcastle area. Newcastle’s railroad link to Seattle was also the first in King County. Timber also played a role in the history of Newcastle. Coal delivered by rail from Newcastle’s mines to Seattle fueled the growth of the Port of Seattle and attracted railroads, most notably the Great Northern Railway. The Newcastle area was an incorporated area of King County until September 30, 1994, when it was officially incorporated as a city. 

Newcastle Today

Newcastle is considered a suburban town. Because it is north of Renton, south of Bellevue, and across Lake Washington from Seattle, this is where most of Newcastle’s residents work. There is hilly terrain on the east of Lake Washington which makes a great view, which led to the opening of the Newcastle Golf Course as well as high-end housing at higher elevations with views of downtown Bellevue, Seattle, and Mercer Island. 

Newcastle has been ranked by Money Magazine as one of the best small towns in America, because of its diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. The city also has over 40 acres of land dedicated to parks. Lake Boren Park is the primary place to go; the park comes equipped with sand volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, as well as picnic shelters.

Your Trusted Local German Auto Maintenance and Repair Shop

When Newcastle residents need service for their German cars, they come to Eastside Bavarian in Issaquah. We have been providing German car service since 2003 and our team of experts are here to serve you and your BMW, Mini or Audi.  Here are a few reasons why you should choose Eastside Bavarian as your German Car Service Specialist:

  • We will act with integrity and operate with transparency.
  • We will always provide honest and straightforward repair estimates to our customers.
  • We will always strive to provide a correct diagnosis and effective repair the first time.
  • We will continuously train our technicians for the vehicles in which we specialize.

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Eastside Bavarian in Issaquah. You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at 425-391-1990.


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