Kirkland has long been a very desirable location to live in Western Washington. With the hustle of Seattle and Bellevue nearby, Kirkland makes a great place to relax a little just outside of the bigger cities. It is not a secret that Kirkland is a gorgeous little slice of the greater Seattle area.
Here are the Top Five reasons why residents of Kirkland love living in Kirkland
Living in Kirkland allows a person to be centrally located to everything in the surrounding area. The many corporate headquarters of large business and countless job opportunities of the big cities are just under an hour away, all of the amazing and highly recognized and rated restaurants of the Pacific Northwest are very close (some inside Kirkland), the Puget Sound Waterfront and all the glory that comes with it is very near as are the mountains of the Cascades. If you are looking for an international adventure the borders of Canada are just 3 hours away. Kirkland is very walkable in itself and full of parks, its own waterfront, and many great shops and restaurants. People from outside come here to play.
Kirkland is a not so small town (as compared to other smaller towns in the area) that has kept its small town, trendy, and uniquely different atmosphere. It is a laid back place with so much to do. The main downtown area runs along the waterfront and offers some of the area’s favorite local shops and restaurants. In a typical year you can also enjoy all of the great festivals people come to expect from small towns.
Kirkland has one of the best school districts in the area. If you have a young family the quality of the schools is highly important. The families of Kirkland really do love the public schools in the city. Kirkland is part of the highly-rated Lake Washington School District.
Kirkland is located on the shores of Lake Washington and the public beachfront parks in Kirkland do not disappoint. Marina Park is located smack in the middle of downtown and is probably the most popular. Other loved beaches include Waverly Beach Park, Houghton Beach Park, and Juanita Beach Park. There are also so many amazing waterfront homes in Kirkland on the lake.
There is a big sense of community pride and friendliness in Kirkland. Many residents are active in supporting local business, the schools, and the general overall quality of living in the city. The city asks for feedback from residents to see how they are doing and how things can improve. Most of the businesses in Kirkland are small, friendly, and sometimes family-run businesses creating a warmth to the atmosphere. Visit some of them enough and you will be remembered by name.
For more information on available homes for sale in Kirkland, Bellevue, and Seattle or surroundings areas please contact me any time. I am here to help you find a home and a neighborhood you love.