The Lakeview neighborhood, located in the southwest section of Kirkland, is nestled next to Lake Washington, offering some of the most magical lake views on the Eastside. Residents will enjoy spending time outdoors. They can put their kayaks into the lake at Houghton Beach Park, fish at Marsh, jog or walk on the local trails and sidewalks that connect parks, or shoot hoops at Terrace Park. The walk to Downtown Kirkland is a beautiful stroll from Carillion Point toward the Marina. The Lakeview Neighborhood Association is an active group with a Meetup webpage, email communication and bi monthly meetings to engage neighbors and provide information.
Numerous city parks, open markets and community events add to the quality of life residents have grown to enjoy. The ambiance of a small waterfront town, combined with readily available urban amenities such as alfresco restaurants, makes Kirkland an excellent city to reside in! In fact, 87% of residents agree – when polled they rated Kirkland a good or excellent place to live. In 2014, Kirkland was ranked the 5th best places to live in the United States. In addition, 425 Magazine readers named Kirkland “Best City” in 2012 and 2013. The award-winning Lake Washington School District serves the residents of Kirkland with outstanding local schools.
Kirkland’s economy features a robust mix of corporate headquarters, light industrial, small business and manufacturing. High-tech and home-based businesses are also on the rise in the City of Kirkland. It’s innovative and positive atmosphere, along with several commercial districts like Downtown, Carillon Point, and the new Kirkland Urban and Village at Totem Lake have enticed internationally recognized companies like Google and Inrix to set up shop within the city. In the downtown core, the Heathman Hotel is a scrumptious place to unwind in luxury. Carillon Point , once the home of the Lake Washington Shipyard, is now host to the luxurious Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.
Kirkland’s neighborhoods include Bridle Trails, Central Houghton, Everest, Evergreen Hill, Finn Hill, Highlands, Juanita, Lakeview, Market, Moss Bay, Norkirk, Rose Hill, and Totem Lake. These 13 distinct residential neighborhoods possess active neighborhood associations, each with its own unique character that adds to the small town feel of Kirkland.
Check out this recent Seattle Times article about the Kirkland community.
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