Perfectly positioned upon Lake Washington on Seattle’s eastside, Kirkland was named top five “best places to live” in the US by Money Magazine. It’s no surprise. This idyllic community offers big city amenities but maintains its authentic small town spirit.
Kirkland is a boater’s paradise with convenient moorage making it the region’s most popular maritime destination. Don’t own a boat – no worries. Remarkably, 25-percent of the waterfront is parkland, which bodes well for active lifestyles, families and residents of all ages.
Downtown offers boutique shopping, a broad mix of restaurants and an active nightlife too. The small blocks and unique shops beg consumers to park their car and stroll around for hours. Enjoy art galleries, wine tastings and other specialty stores. There’s even a 400-seat performing arts center and a central park complete with an outdoor pool and play fields.
But Kirkland means business too. The birthplace of Costco Wholesale, residents are a quick commute from many of the region’s Fortune 500 companies including a new Google campus and Microsoft is just 10 minutes away. Multicultural, smart and affluent, Kirkland is also home to numerous venture capital companies spawning countless startups and adding to a thriving economy.