This region has a split personality - a dynamic mix of global titans driving the economy; and yet great schools to educate our children, open spaces with trails parks and lakes to live a healthy life; and a wine and foodie mecca to ensure that it’s all well-lived.
Redmond is of course home to the headquarters of Microsoft – a major source of the region’s prosperity and global awareness. But other corporate giants like Genie, Nintendo, Honeywell and now SpaceX are growing too. No longer a backyard to Bellevue, one could say Redmond has become a stellular sensation – literally!
But I love how grounded it is – affluent but decidedly real. Big business but a small town feel. And active too! Golf enthusiasts will enjoy numerous public courses nearby.
There’s plenty of open space. Redmond alone has 23 parks with more than a thousand acres – the largest is Marymoor Park with a climbing rock, model airplane field, sports venues and access to Lake Sammamish and all its lakeside attractions.
Want to see it all at your own speed? The Sammamish River Trail connects Puget Power Trial to the Burke-Gilman Trail, which leads to Lake Washington and onward to Seattle. No wonder Redmond is known as the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest”.