Kirkland Real Estate
Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland. Kirkland is home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants and hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, wine festivals and outdoor concerts. From adventure and outdoor activities to shopping, strolling and sipping Washington wine with a water view, come explore all Kirkland has to offer.
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The Lake Washington School District
Residents of Redmond who have children will are served by the Lake Washington School District. As of 2005 this district is the fifth-largest school district in Washington state. The district serves the Kirkland, Redmond, and north Sammamish communities. The student enrollment in 2015 was 26,708.
The Lake Washington School District is well known for the leadership role in education that they have taken in the past few years. The district has adopted new programs such as reform mathematics texts. The district is also well known for it’s leadership to be extremely supportive of Outocmes-based education and the MSP assessment.
From the serenity of Juanita Bay Park’s wetlands to the forested acres of Bridle Trails State Park and Big Finn Hill Park, Kirkland offers a chance to escape into nature without leaving the city. Gleaming waterfront parks provide access to the natural beauty and never-ending wonders of Lake Washington. Join in a beach volleyball game at Houghton Beach, rent a bike to cruise the lakefront, stroll downtown, or catch a baseball game in Peter Kirk Park.
Outdoor Parks & Trails
Kirkland likes to brag about their parks. They can’t help it. Kirkland possesses an extraordinary park system. Years ago, City officials had the foresight to plan parks alongside Lake Washington so the public could enjoy the expansive waterfront. Now parks make up 25 percent of the City’s total square miles along the lake. More recently, the City purchased the section of the Eastside Rail Corridor that traverses Kirkland. The 5.75 mile Cross Kirkland Corridor has a crushed gravel trail perfect for exploring the City by bike or foot.
Kirkland has a vibrant entertainment scene with something for everyone. Attend a performance at the Kirkland Performance Center. Many local bars, restaurants and coffee shops offer live entertainment throughout the week and Kirkland hosts two monthly art walks. In the summer months, catch an outdoor movie at Carillon Point or a summer concert at Marina Park.
Children & Families
Kirkland features many activities and events designed for the kiddos. Watch a children’s performance at Studio East and have soaring time with wall-to-wall trampolines at Skymania! In the summer, Kirkland hosts an acclaimed Children’s Concert Series and many summer festivals have designated kid elements from arts and crafts to boating activities.