In Seattle and the Northwest, “Rambler” refers to a one-level home, generally built during or after the mid-century period. Ramblers are a favorite of both first-time buyers because of their affordability, and of downsizers because of their lack of stairs. Many Seattle area ramblers are located in areas with water views as well as in dynamic urban neighborhoods and quiet suburban areas.
In the current market, statistics for the sub-market of one-story homes show very brisk activity as more downsizers enter the market. Just this month, I am noticing that developers in close-in areas are acknowledging the huge market for quality one-level homes, and are beginning to build them again, in the 2000+ SF range.