Standing on the sparkling shores of Lake Sammamish, Redmond is an award winning city located in the heart of King County. Residents refer to as “the Eastside." With nationally renowned school public districts, a high quality of life, and an exceedingly strong employment base, it is no wonder that the Eastside is home to the innovative talent that drives the many of today’s worldwide tech giants, including the headquarters of Microsoft.
Residents of Redmond enjoy the very definition of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. In fact, the challenge of living in Redmond and the region is planning it all. Within a 30 minute drive you can experience all the natural wonder of the majestic Cascade Mountains, or the bustle of the Pacific Northwest’s largest urban area. Whether it is unmatched outdoor recreation, raucous events, or the fine dining, vibrant art scene, and exiting nightlife that only a sophisticated, world class city can provide; the Seattle Redmond area stands alone, offering a high quality of life that few locations can match.
• The rivers and streams had so many salmon that the settlement was initially named "Salmonberg."
• Redmond has 23 developed public parks, totaling over a thousand acres, including Marymoor Park, one of the most popular parks in the county.
• Redmond has the state's only velodrome. The Redmond Bike Derby, established in 1939, remains the nation's oldest bike race. Redmond is also known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest"