Imagine sitting on a park bench watching a flaming sunset over Lake Washington with views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains in the background. You then stroll along the lakeshore passing parks, upscale condominiums, beautiful marinas, art galleries and unique boutiques until you come to the perfect restaurant. Hmmm…what will it be tonight? Fresh, local seafood? Ethnic cuisine? Elegant fare? Or a juicy burger served with a cold Northwest microbrew? If this is your idea of the perfect place to live, then you’ll want to consider Kirkland.
Located just north of Bellevue on the shores of Lake Washington, Kirkland features a resort-like atmosphere thanks to the preservation of more than 25 percent of its waterfront for public use,including seven parks. Shoppers can choose from a variety of quaint downtown waterfront boutiques or major shopping in the city’s north area. The restaurants also are world-class. And the scenery is breathtaking.
Many businesses, ranging from light industrial to high-tech, are calling Kirkland home, with a number enjoying offices overlooking the water and shoreline. Homebuyers have a number of attractive neighborhoods to choose from, whether it’s a waterfront condo or traditional single-family home. As you can see, there are a number of advantages to living in this upscale, lakeside community.