Kirkland is a suburb east of Seattle and offers a unique blend of urban and rural, with everything from high-end boutique shopping to rugged hiking trails. Kirkland is known for its natural tourist attractions, such as Juanita Beach and Bay Park. The beach offers a fantastic spot for swimming and other recreational water activities. Bay Park features the wildlife habitat of songbirds. Guests will love exploring the park as they can admire vibrant birds. Marina Park is alive with glorious sunsets, lakefront views and talented buskers.
About 91,100 people as of 2020.
62.2% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 51/100. Bike Score of 48/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Lake Washington School District (majority) with parts in the Bellevue and Northshore School Districts.
The Waterfront at Marina Park is one of the most popular places to visit in the Seattle area. With its stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, it's easy to spend an entire day exploring the waterfront. With its picturesque marinas, beaches, and trails, the park offers a variety of activities to choose from, including swimming, kayaking, and fishing. There are also a number of restaurants and shops located nearby, making it easy to enjoy a day of sightseeing and shopping.
Carillon Point is a waterfront destination that offers a mix of residential, office, and retail spaces. From its tranquil beaches to its diverse dining and shopping options, there’s something for everyone at Carillon Point. Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and take in the stunning views of Lake Washington. As you wander, you’ll come across a variety of attractions such as public gardens, parks, and sculptures. There’s also a carillon set atop a tower, which plays chimes throughout the day.
Peter Kirk Park offers visitors the opportunity to explore and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors and fine art. Located in the heart of the city, the park is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike to take a leisurely stroll, have a picnic, or simply admire the sculptures. The Sculpture Park is a unique outdoor gallery, featuring over 20 sculptures from local and international artists. The sculptures are scattered throughout the park, creating a dynamic and interactive experience for visitors to enjoy.
Juanita Beach is one of Kirkland's most popular parks. The park spans both sides of Juanita Drive and includes 1,000 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. Juanita Beach Park features a playground, bathhouse with restrooms, sand volleyball courts, ballfields, tennis courts, walking path, picnic shelters and a seasonal swimming area. It was rebuilt and a new accessible playground installed in 2020 and has many interpretive signs telling the history of the area throughout the park.
Bridle Trails State Park offers over seven miles of trails along the shores of Lake Washington and the Sammamish River that are perfect for hiking and mountain biking. With its tranquil setting and abundant wildlife, it is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy nature. The trails are well-maintained and there are plenty of scenic views along the way.
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