Featured Community: Kirkland

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Kirkland, a community of over 80,000 people, is fortunate to have a vibrant downtown area located on the waterfront of Lake Washington.  Its proximity to I-405 and 520 provides easy access to Seattle, Bellevue and the Eastside.  Kirkland has so much to offer residents and visitors:  the arts, outdoor recreation, vibrant dining options, and unique local shops. The award-winning Lake Washington School District serves the residents of Kirkland with outstanding local schools. The charm of Kirkland, combined with readily available urban amenities, makes Kirkland an excellent city to reside in. In fact, 87% of residents polled rated Kirkland a good or excellent place to live.  Kirkland was also named one of the Best Overall Neighborhoods by Seattle Magazine in 2008 and 2009. Check out our Kirkland video.

Kirkland’s economy features a robust mix of corporate headquarters, light industrial, small business and manufacturing. High-tech and home-based businesses are also on the rise in Kirkland. It’s innovative and positive atmosphere, along with several commercial districts like Downtown, Carillon Point and Totem Lake, has enticed internationally recognized companies like Google, Allyis,Nintendo and Inrix to set up shop within the city. In the downtown core, the Heathman Hotel is a scrumptious place to unwind in luxury.

Thirteen distinct residential neighborhood areas, each with its own unique character, make up theCity of Kirkland. Each neighborhood possesses a healthy, active neighborhood association.  Throughout the city, its small town feel, sense of history and its residents’ strong appreciation for quality of life is visible. Kirkland enjoys numerous city parks, open markets and community events. The tree canopy throughout the City of Kirkland encompasses over 21,000 trees lining the city’s streets.  Trees are abundantly located in Kirkland’s parks and private landscapes.  The city’s urban forest enhances the natural Pacific Northwest beauty which is a strong facet of Kirkland’s identity.Kirkland’s neighborhoods include Bridle Trails, Central Houghton, Everest, Evergreen Hill, Finn Hill, Highlands, Juanita, Lakeview, Market, Moss Bay, Norkirk, Rose Hill, and Totem Lake.