Sammamish

Sammamish
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One of the newest and fastest growing communities on the Eastside, the City of Sammamish enjoys a tranquil setting surrounded by natural beauty. Home to 40,000 people, the residential community is located on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish, with Redmond to the north and Issaquah to the south. Sammamish boasts many of the finest residential areas in the Puget Sound region set in an environment of green spaces, including wetlands and community parks. The area has excellent school systems (Issaquah and Lake Washington School Districts) and offers an abundance of organized youth activities. Check out this recent Seattle Times article about Lake Sammamish.

A blend of small-town atmosphere with a suburban character, the city also enjoys a unique core of urban lifestyles and conveniences. It is characterized by quality neighborhoods, vibrant natural features, and outstanding recreational opportunities. A variety of community gathering places provide numerous civic, cultural, and educational opportunities. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues dot the nature landscape of the city.

Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington, and one of the major recreational lakes—with high use by fishermen, boaters, water skiers, swimmers, and picnickers. The freshwater lake is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 105 feet and a surface area of 8 square miles. It lies east of Bellevue and west of the Sammamish Plateau, and stretches from Issaquah in the south to Redmond in the north. There are popular State and County parks along the shore including Marymoor Park at the lake’s north end, Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end and East Lake Sammamish Trail. Lake Sammamish State Park boasts 6,858 feet of waterfront along its 512 acres. The parks day-use facilities including an active boat launch, picnic tables and shelters, playgrounds, two swimming beaches, and softball and soccer fields.


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Sammamish Parks and Open Spaces

Sammamish Parks and Open Spaces

Lake Sammamish State Park
Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858-feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features.

Sammamish River Trail
The Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” The SRT is paved its entire length and is one of King County’s most popular regional trails. The trail offers extraordinary views of the river, the broad Sammamish River Valley, Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainier. Bicyclists, joggers, skaters, walkers, and others enjoy the trail as a regional recreation resource.

Burke-Gilman Trail
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in Seattle to Bothell, where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. It is a paved over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard.

Marymoor Connector Trail
This link allows users to ride or walk from the Puget Sound all the way to the Cascades.

East Lake Sammamish Trail
The East Lake Sammamish Trail follows a historic railroad route along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish within the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. Part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor,” the trail is approximately 11 miles long and follows an off-road corridor along the lake and through lakeside communities.

City of Sammamish Parks Overview

Beaver Lake Park
Beaver Lake Park offers opportunities for recreation, hiking, and exploring its 54 forested acres. Facilities include a large pavilion and lodge with public restrooms on the north side; and three ball fields, a picnic shelter, play structure, and restrooms on the south side. Unpaved hiking paths connect the north and south sides of the park.

East Sammamish Park
This neighborhood park, located directly behind Margaret Mead Elementary School, offers a play area, soccer field, two baseball fields, tennis courts, and plenty of open space to play in or walk your dog.

Ebright Creek Park
Ebright Creek Park is Sammamish’s newest neighborhood park. This park, whose namesake creek flows north-south across its west side, was completed in spring, 2007.

Pine Lake Park
Located along the shores of Pine Lake, the wooded park offers swimming, boat launch, fishing pier, and two new play areas. There are baseball/softball/open play fields and a basketball court. Picnic facilities are plentiful. The park is host to numerous community events, including the annual Summer Nights At The Park series of music concerts, plays and outdoor movies.

Sammamish Commons
Located at City Hall, Sammamish Commons features a basketball court, climbing wall, group picnic areas, play structure,
Restrooms, skate park, trails and wildlife viewing.

Sammamish Landing
An 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shoreline of Lake Sammamish. It is the only stretch of land along the shoreline of Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within the City limits.

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish (map) is the sixth largest lake in Washington, and one of the major recreational lakes—with high use by fishermen, boaters, water skiers, swimmers, and picnickers. The freshwater lake is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 105 feet and a surface area of 8 square miles. It lies east of Bellevue and west of the Sammamish Plateau, and stretches from Issaquah in the south to Redmond in the north. There are popular State and County parks along the shore including Marymoor Park at the lake’s north end, Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end and East Lake Sammamish Trail. Marymoor Park’s 640 acres include biking and walking trails, sports fields, rock climbing, a dog park, a radio control aircraft flying field, and a velodrome. Lake Sammamish State Park boasts 6,858 feet of waterfront along its 512 acres. The parks day-use facilities including an active boat launch, picnic tables and shelters, playgrounds, two swimming beaches, and softball and soccer fields.

Lake Sammamish is uniquely sited within four cities (Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond and Sammamish) and unincorporated King County (see map).

The Waterfront Report provides listing and sales data for private waterfront homes sited on major bodies of water in the greater Seattle-Eastside region. It includes an analysis of waterfront information including average cost per waterfront foot, average cost per square foot, and average sale price for Seattle, Mercer Island, Eastside and Lake Sammamish.

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Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District serves approximately 29,000 students at 31 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 9 high schools. Its footprint covers 76 square miles and is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond, and portions of Sammamish, Bothell and Woodinville.

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