GET TO KNOW Kirkland
Over the last few decades, the waterfront suburb of Kirkland grew significantly into a rather tiny little town thanks to Microsoft. It was the original home of the Seahawks (and Costco). Its big local sporting attraction now is the Little League Junior Softball World Series. Held each August at Kirkland's Everest Park. (Too cute!) Kirkland attracts many visitors (and new residents). With its great views over Lake Washington and the many amenities of its downtown waterfront. Fine dining, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, beaches, public sculpture and more. The mix of historic architecture and modern luxury makes Kirkland a very hot property, indeed.
WHERE TO SHOP
Istina: High-end boutique speciaizing in unique clothing with interesting cuts and textures for those who want to be bold in their styling.
WHERE TO CHILL
Five Stones Coffee Co: Absolutely delicious specialty coffee drinks (Nutella fans, get here now) and a clean, airy interior that is great for working remotely.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Bridle Trails State Park: Nicknamed “the wilderness in the city,” a forested getaway that is especially dear to horse lovers, thanks to extensive horse trails.
WHERE TO EAT
Little Brother: Fine, locally sourced, northwest dining, serving breakfast lunch and dinner.
WHERE TO DRINK
Flatstsick Pub: Rotating taps feature Washington-only craft beers and ciders, with a 9-hole putt-putt golf course indoors.
LIVE IN Kirkland
$778 kCondo Avg.
$1.62 mSingle Family Avg.
$2,5672 Bedroom Rent