Kirkland Community Info –
Kirkland, a community of over 84,000 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. Kirkland was named one of the Best Overall Neighborhoods by Seattle Magazine. Check out our Kirkland video.
Kirkland’s economy features a robust mix of corporate headquarters, light industrial, small business and tech which support 37,000 jobs. It’s innovative atmosphere, along with several commercial districts in Downtown, Carillon Point, the new Kirkland Urban, and the Village at Totem Lake have enticed internationally recognized companies like Google and Inrix to the city. The luxurious Heathman Hotel in the downtown core and The Woodmark Hotel at the water’s edge on Carillon Point are scrumptious places to unwind.
Thirteen distinct residential neighborhood areas, each with its own unique character, make up the City of Kirkland. Each neighborhood possesses a healthy, active neighborhood association. 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. 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. Check out this recent Seattle Times article about the Kirkland community.