Redmond Real Estate & Community Information

Redmond Real Estate & Community Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located 16 miles east of Seattle in King County is the beautiful city of Redmond, Washington. Having come a long way since its early days as a settlement for workers in agriculture and logging, Redmond is recognized today as a world leader in innovation and technology. The area boasts safe neighborhoods, a steady economy, good schools and a high quality of life for its residents. Redmond is commonly referred to as the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest,” and hosts an annual bike race in the streets of the city, and has the only velodrome in the state. It is also recognized as the home of Nintendo of America and Microsoft. Redmond hosts the oldest farmer’s market in the east side of Seattle, the Redmond Saturday Market, which is held every Saturday from May through October on over 8,000 square feet of land. The city has a population of just over 58,000 and a median home price of $485,000.

 

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Shopping and Dining in Redmond

When it comes to shopping and dining in Redmond, residents and guests of the area have their choice of top-notch destinations. Redmond offers many opportunities for shopping from small boutiques and independent bookshops to open-air shopping complexes and everything in-between. The Redmond Town Center is a beautiful outdoor mall that is unlike many of the other larger malls in the area, and features coffee shops, summer train rides, playgrounds and fountains for children, a movie theatre and incredible shopping options. This two-level mall offers 110 retails stores, 17 restaurants and family friendly events throughout the year. The Redmond Town Center has something for everyone and is a great place to shop, dine and spend some quality time outdoors. A few other great shopping destinations in the area are Overlake Fashion Plaza, Redmond Square and Bella Bottega Shopping Center, which are large shopping malls offering a wide range of well-known retailers and casual dining options for guests.

If you are looking for great places to eat in Redmond, you will not be disappointed!  With a variety of cuisines and atmospheres to choose from, guests have their pick from Italian, Japanese, Seafood, Mexican, Indian and much more. When it comes to fine dining, a few spots that are popular among the locals include The Stone House, Barking Frog, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar or Bin on the Lake Wine Bar & Restaurant. If you are in the mood for a steakhouse, look no further than John Howie Steak which is most recognized for their lobster, steak and mashed potatoes and sure to delight every palate. Or for a more casual dining experience, check out Ooba’s Mexican Grill, Flying Saucer Pizza or Mod Pizza. And for incredible coffee and tea spots, Five Stones Coffee, Victor’s Coffee Company, Mercury’s Coffee Co. and Peet’s Coffee & Tea are on the top of the list!

 

Parks and Recreation in Redmond

Being centrally located, Redmond is just minutes from some of Washington’s best attractions, with activities for all interests, hobbies and ages. With an extensive park and trail system running throughout the city, there are endless outdoor activities and adventures for families to dive into. There are 47 parks encompassing over 1,300 acres of lush land within community, neighborhood and recourse parks, and 59 miles of public trails. The parks around Redmond are all connected by local and regional trails. One of the most active parks in the Redmond area is Marymoor Park, which has over three million visitors annually. With 640 acres, this regional gem is nestled near the Willowmoor Farm historical district and is packed with community-enriching events, various recreational activities and rare amenities for visitors to explore. It is a staple in Washington and features a dog park, bike trails, rock climbing wall and soccer fields. Marymoor Park is also Seattle’s most preeminent open-air outdoor concert venue, featuring top bands and shows throughout the year.  

Sammamish River Trail is one of the best trails around Redmond and a great place for a family bike ride, scenic run or to walk the dog. It runs alongside the Sammamish River to Montlake, and has great areas to snack and picnic along the way, complete with incredible views every way you look. Or grab your sun screen and beach towels and head to Idylwood Beach Park for a fun day in the sun! This beautiful park features a swimming beach with sandy shores, picnic tables, lush grass areas, an awesome playground and a dock for fishing. Or Evans Creek Preserve is a beautiful hiking area that is heavily forested with creeks and ferns that makes you feel like you are miles away from the city. This little secret treasure gives visitors a wonderful sense of peace and the trails are easy to navigate and can be enjoyed by all ages.

For a day indoors, be sure to check out the Microsoft Visitor Center, where guests will see the most recent innovations in Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, and also a glimpse at the past with the fascinating history of innovation and even the first personal computer ever made. Let your imagination run wild with hands-on exhibits and learn about one of the world’s largest and most influential companies. Take an afternoon to immerse yourself in Microsoft’s history and culture and see all the ways that technology is advancing our world.

 

Schools, Health and Transportation in Redmond

Families living in Redmond attend schools within the Lake Washington School District, which is comprised of 31 elementary schools, 13 middle schools and 9 high schools, and serves just under 30,000 students. A few colleges in or near Redmond include Lake Washington Institute of Technology, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Seattle University and Bellevue College. When it comes to healthcare, residents of Redmond are never far from world-class facilities.  Some of these locations include Overlake Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. In terms of transportation around Redmond, the city constantly strives to maintain an efficient and safe transportation system for residents and guests of the area. There are numerous bus routes offering connections between neighborhoods and nearby cities that are ran and operated by Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit. If jet-setting is on your list, the closest major airport for residents of Redmond is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which offers international and domestic flights. 

Contact Information

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Donna McCampbell
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors
300 NE 97th St
Seattle WA 98115
(206)949-9147 - Direct
(206)522-5500 - Office