When an annexation vote is so overwhelmingly positive, it merits looking into the town the new area is joining. Incorporated August 31, 1999, Sammamish is now at over 60,000 people, and celebrates its community of families enjoying the small town vibe which embraces suburban character. This is a vibrant place where residents take an active role in shaping the future of their shared spaces.
Its beginnings as a home base for the “hunter-people,” the Sammamish, give you a sense of the beauty of the terrain here. Trees, mountains, and lakes compete for your attention and offer miles of a regional trail system, five major city parks with two more in the works, water recreation, and even a skate park near the city hall and Skyline High School. Two private golf clubs are also nearby. There are even talks surrounding the establishment of an aquatics center to meet the needs of the avid swimmers in the area. Yet all of this exists as green space and common areas with housing developments planned around them. And Seattle with its metropolitan wonders lies just a short drive away to the west.
It’s no wonder that CNN Money Magazine ranked Sammamish as the 15th best place to live in the USA in 2012. The same year, Forbes rated Sammamish Friendliest Town in the nation. With just under twenty square miles of splendor and activity, Sammamish has created a special sense of place that combines a dynamic urban environment with outstanding recreational opportunities and beautiful natural landscape.
There are many interesting Eastside suburban neighborhoods to choose from, but few combine an average half a million dollar home price with the number of advantages you find in Sammamish. Generous property size and space around it, plenty of green hills and sparkling waterways, good schools and great recreation, and an active, involved community – it’s all here in Sammamish.
|Population||Over 60,000 based on 2010 Census and recent annexation|
|2014 Median Home Price||$695,000 (includes residential and condos)|
Concerts in the Park
Fourth on the Plateau
|Awards||15th Best Place to Live in USA (CNN Money Magazine) – 2012
Friendliest Town in the Nation
(Forbes) – 2012