Next to Lake Sammamish and the Sammamish River lies the #1 Happiest Town in Washington, the Best Place to Start a Business in Washington, and the recipient of Feet First’s Walkable Washington Innovation Award.  Also, in the same location is one of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids and the Best Place to Live in America.  And it’s all about Redmond, home of the state’s only velodrome and a busy amphitheater at Marymoor Park.

The downtown is studded with beautiful Craftsman homes and perfect examples of midcentury architecture, while dotting the hills are newer developments and golf course neighborhoods.  More than a thousand acres of developed parklands and seventeen miles of hiking or biking trails offer outdoor recreation second to none, while concerts and live theater at the Eastside Symphony, the Old Redmond Firehouse, and Second Story Repertory Theater light up the nights.  Redmond Lights kick off the winter holiday season with a skating rink and a luminary walk on Sammamish Trail.  But the annual highlight in Redmond is Redmond Derby Days, a biker’s delight.  If you are looking for excellent schools, natural beauty and Northwest recreation of all kinds, come to Redmond.

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