The first city on the Eastside, as the area east of Seattle is termed, was Kirkland. It is not only the oldest town in the region, founded in 1888 and incorporated seventeen years later, but also the sixth largest city in King County, at more than 85,000 residents. Ranked as the fifth best place in the USA to live by Money Magazine recently, Kirkland is a uniquely attractive place to live.
Boasting the only Eastside downtown frontage on Lake Washington, Kirkland is the home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants, as well as a cultural beacon including galleries and outdoor sculptures and bronzes, and a performing arts center. Kirkland hosts a wide variety of entertainment events, including art openings, performing arts festivals and sporting events. And no other town around has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland.
Thirteen distinct neighborhoods, each with its own neighborhood association, give Kirkland its unique small-town appeal and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Few cities are able to maintain individual neighborhood character and appeal while pulling together as a larger community, but Kirkland models that ideal. A waterfront destination, metropolitan shopping, culture and cuisine, world class recreation and views, great schools, and all nearly within shouting distance of Seattle – come home to Kirkland.
|Population||More than 85,000|
|2014 Median Home Price||$475,000 (includes residential and condos)|
Summer Concert Series
4th of July Celebration
Classic Car Show
Canine Festival and Dog Walk
Kirkland Artist Studio Tours
7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling Event
|Awards||5th Best Place to Live in USA (Money Magazine)|