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If you are looking for a little extra space – then Kirkland is the place to be! With tree lined suburban streets and beautifully maintained parks on the shores of Lake Washington, Kirkland is a fantastic commuter town to both Seattle and Bellevue.
The city is named after Peter Kirk, an English industrialist who arrived in the 1880’s. His dream of creating a steel manufacturing town never came to be due to a financial crisis in 1893. Instead Kirkland found success in the wool milling and shipbuilding industries.
Kirkland Real Estate Key Details
Waterfront, Boating, Parks, Trails, Casual
If you are looking for a Kirkland condo you will likely be focusing in downtown. Kirkland townhouse’s skirt the downtown corridor and extend to the east. Kirkland homes can be found throughout the city. Luxury real estate that offers large family estates can be found on the shore of Lake Washington and nearby cities of Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point.
What to Expect
Kirkland has mastered the work hard play hard lifestyle, prioritizing the importance of leisure. Any day of the week, you can find residents on or around the water either at the parks or getting lunch by the docks. A true Pacific Northwest beach town, Kirkland offers plenty in its downtown core full of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Kirkland is largely a commuter down, but has its own thriving economy as well, with multiple local companies having satellite offices within the city. Tableau, Microsoft, Google and IBM all have a presence there. The city zones to the Lake Washington School District and Northshore School District – both ranked in the top 10 in the State of Washington.
The Unexpected Appeal
You'll Fall in Love With
If you’re a weekend warrior and want to be on the water after work in the summer then Kirkland is going to suit you nicely. With its proximity and commuting ease and friendly neighbors its the perfect place to slow down a little and live the good life.
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