Issaquah is your basecamp for northwest adventure. Close enough to Seattle and Bellevue to take in the bustle of one of the world’s most dynamic metropolitan regions… yet far enough out to be a mere footsteps from the spectacular Cascade mountains.
With top-rated schools, unique tourism amenities, and a bustling businesses scene, Issaquah is known as a place of innovation and excitement, family values, and a strong focus on outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. A brand new hospital, plans for a future community college campus, and a growing tourism sector, plus serving as the home for a major global corporation, combine to make Issaquah a unique and authentic northwest community.
• Issaquah Salmon Days is an award-winning festival held in Issaquah on the first full weekend of October every year. It celebrates the return of the salmon to their birth waters, and praises Issaquah's history, culture, and ethnic diversity. The two day festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors.
• The world headquarters of Costco is located in Issaquah.
• Gilman Village is a specialty shopping center created from 40+ rescued buildings dating back to the origins of the Issaquah community.