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Overview:  From its early days as a small logging community, Redmond has evolved into a thriving center of business and community life. Home to nationally and internationally recognized companies including Microsoft, Nintendo, Genie Industries, AT&T and SpaceX. Redmond’s healthy economic base attracts workers from all around Greater Seattle.
Housing options here are diverse and new construction is common. Schools are in the Lake Washington School District, featuring strong academics and athletics.
Located on the north end of Lake Sammamish, many of the city’s ten neighborhoods, like the Viewpoint neighborhood, sit on forested hills with lake and mountain views. Other neighborhoods include Overlake, where Microsoft is located, and Willows/Rose Hill, home to DigiPen Institute of Technology. These high-tech centers
are the site of increasing commercial and residential development. Downtown neighborhood projects, planned and underway, bring a vibrant mix of business, residential and open space. Also downtown, Redmond Town Center offers shopping, dining, entertainment and lodging, and hosts the popular Redmond Saturday Market from May through October. Redmond has dozens of parks and an extensive trail system for hiking, biking, horseback riding and even skating. Cultural attractions include the VALA Art Center and also the SecondStory Repertory Theatre at Redmond Town Center

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Colleges: Bellevue College

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School District(s):  Lake Washington School District

Recreation / Trails: Lake Sammamish and Issaquah's Lake Sammamish State Park offer water recreation. There are many hiking trails and scenic woods around the housing developments. Parks include: Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, NE Sammamish Park, East Sammamish Park, and Ebright Creek Park, Soaring Eagle Park and the Sammamish Commons. The Eastlake Sammamish Trail, opened in April 2006, connects to a regional trail system which includes King County's Marymoor Park

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Commute times:  Average Commute Times:

  • Redmond – Bellevue: 9 min, 8 miles
  • Redmond – Seattle: 20 min, 15 miles

Public Transit:  Bus service is provided by King County Metro and Sound Transit. The Eastside hub for the King Country Metro & Sound Transit. It is served by both local & regional buses.

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External Links:   Official Site; Visitors Bureau

Redmond Statistics:
Population: 59,180
City Hall: 15670 NE 85th St, (425) 556-2900, www.redmond.gov, One Redmond (Economic Development):
8383 158th Ave NE, Ste 225, Remond, WA (425) 885-4014, www.oneredmond.org
Post Office: 7241 185th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052; (800) 275-8777, (425) 885-0207
Libraries: 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA (425) 885-1861.10735 Cedar Park Crescent NE, Redmond WA (425) 885-1861
School District: Lake Washington School, Dist. No. 414, (425) 702-3200
Utilities:
---Gas/Electricity: PSE, (888) 225-5773
---Water/Sewer: City of Redmond, (425) 556-2152
---Telephone: Frontier, (877) 462-8188
---Refuse Collection: Waste Management, (425) 814-9240
Typical Tax Rate: $9.64/$1,000 assessed valuation
Median Household Income: $99,586
Average Rent: 2bd, $2,350
Median Prices: Homes: $700,000;
Condos: $340,000