Redmond is the seventh most populous city in King County and is located 15 miles east of Seattle at the north end of Lake Sammamish. The city prides itself for its high quality of life with good schools, a healthy economic base, a parks system that provides a variety of active and passive recreational opportunities, diverse offerings for shopping and dining, safe neighborhoods, and an emphasis on quality development and protection of the natural environment. Redmond is the home of many high-tech companies such as Microsoft and Nintendo of America. With an annual bike race on city streets and the state's only velodrome, Redmond is also known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest".
About 68,000 people as of 2020.
50.1% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 33/100. Bike Score of 51/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Lake Washington School District (majority) with parts in the Bellevue and Northshore School Districts.
Marymoor Park, located on the north end of Lake Sammamish in Redmond, Washington, is King County's largest, oldest, and most popular park, with more than 3 million annual visitors coming to roam its 640 acres. Among recreational activities available are various sports facilities, rock climbing, a 40-acre off-leash dog park and a velodrome. It is also one end of the Sammamish River Trail, a biking and walking trail. In addition, a radio control aircraft flying field and a pet memorial garden are within the park's boundaries.
Sammamish River Trail runs 10.1 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” The trail is primarily used for walking, running, bird watching, and road biking and is accessible year-round. The SRT is paved its entire length and 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.
Redmond Town Center is an outdoor mall featuring a two-level retail area with over 120 stores, 20 restaurants, three hotels, 6 fitness studios, healthcare, arts and entertainment. RTC comes alive during the holidays featuring many activities and events, including spirited rides on the polar express train and Hyatt House horse carousel. You can explore the synthetic skating rink, visit Santa’s workshop for photos, or listen to the sounds of the season with over 25 live performances on Center Stage.
Idylwood Park is located on the shore of Lake Sammamish and is a much-loved Redmond outdoor recreation area. The park covers around 17-acres and is home to a popular beach area where you can enjoy swimming and boating. There is a small boat launch suitable for car-top boats, kayaks and canoes. You can also enjoy fishing off the beach or from the fishing pier. There are a few picnic shelters available on a first come first served basis. Walkers can explore the nature walk in the natural forests along Idylwood Creek.
At the Microsoft Visitor Center, visitors will also be able to see and interact with some of the latest technology being developed anywhere in the world and explore the future of AI. From a garage startup to a leader in the global technology industry, Microsoft continues to have an amazing journey filled with growth and excitement. Test out your gaming skills with Xbox Gaming or build a new world with Minecraft. You can also explore the modern workspace, the Forza simulator, a LinkedIn photo booth, and much more.
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