Kirkland, WA is one of those places that reminds you that we live in a remarkable area here in the PNW. This town is overflowing with amazing restaurants, beautiful waterfront homes, beaches, and friendly locals. With the busyness of Seattle and Bellevue, this relaxed neighborhood is the perfect place to go for an afternoon at the beach, or a fun evening out at one of the stunning waterfront restaurants. It’s no secret that Kirkland is a beautiful little gem in the greater Seattle area! Why is this place so popular? We’ve interviewed our clients that live here and here are their top 5 reasons why they feel Kirkland is one of the best places to live.
We love that in Kirkland, you’re centrally located to everything. From corporate headquarters, to a thriving community, to some of the best restaurants in the Seattle, Kirkland is an amazing place to plant some roots. You’ve got the Google campus, shops & eateries, beautiful parks, waterfront, PLUS if you’re craving the big city vibe, you’re right next door to Bellevue. Kirkland is super walkable which attracts everyone from young families to retirees.
Kirkland has a small town, trendy vibe. It’s laid back but there’s a lot going on. The downtown district runs right along the waterfront where you can find all sorts of little shops and eateries. Plus there’s seasonal events that take place year-round including Summerfest, Kirkland Uncorked, Octoberfest, and events like Crossing Kirkland that are designed to bring the 12 neighborhoods of Kirkland together for an annual city-wide block party. You’re never going to be short of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy!
Here are some fun upcoming events where you can really get a taste of the amazing culture in Kirkland!
October 20, 2018 7:30 PM - October 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave
October 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
November 10, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Juanita Community Club
13027 100th Ave NE
Another amazing aspect of this town is the fantastic school district. Moving to a new town is a huge deal, and if you’ve got a family, you know that school districts are one of the most important things to look at in a neighborhood. We truly want you to feel great about your new home in every way, including schools! Kirkland is part of the Lake Washington School District. Our clients that have children enrolled here tell us they give the schools a big thumbs up!
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One of the best parts about Kirkland is the incredible beaches! Kirkland sits on prime Lake Washington waterfront which means there’s plenty of real estate that offers either lake front or lake views. And we love the beachfront parks including Marina Park located right in the heart of downtown Kirkland, Waverly Beach Park, Houghton Beach Park, and Juanita Beach Park (that’s a lot of Beach Parks). So even if you don’t live on the water, you are literally minutes to the waterfront where you can enjoy it from any of these incredible beach parks!
You’ll find residents are interested in the welfare of the community and active in supporting the local business, schools, and the quality of living in Kirkland. Our clients tell us that the Fire & Police Services are amazing, and we love that the city even tries to get feedback from the residents to see how they are doing and where they can improve! Of course, small businesses are the heart of a community, and you’ll find a ton of them here. If you walk through the downtown district, you’ll actually find most of the businesses are small family owned operations. One of our favorite small business is Lizzy Kate Teas! We love this friendly little tea shop where you can come enjoy a tea latte, kombucha on tap, or sit down to learn all about tea at one of their many tea events. Personally, don’t tell anyone, I don’t drink coffee, so I totally dig this place. But even if you do drink coffee, you’ll be open to a whole new world of delicious tea. Another small business we adore is Lady Yum, where you’re enchanted with tasty macarons, champagne, wines and local artisan products. Businesses like this are rooted in the community. When you walk in they’ll often know you by first name and it feels like you’re a part of the family.
Here are a few more of our favorite Kirkland small businesses!
Seattle based cafe with delicious coffee, treats, and a beautiful corner location in the heart of Kirkland.
Fun and trendy women’s clothing store that donates a portion of each sale to do good in the world.
A popular and casual pub where you can enjoy a beer, a mini golf course, and more!
We are so glad that our clients love Kirkland as much as we do! This beautiful town has so much to offer. Our team would love to help you learn more about Kirkland and how this town might be the right place for you to call home! Contact us today to learn more.