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Brimming with green spaces, Kirkland is one of the most desirable and progressive suburbs in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. In 2006, the city was the first in Washington to adopt aComplete Streets Approachto traffic infrastructure which emphasized pedestrian and biker-friendly urban design.The city is named after Peter Kirk, a Victorian-era magnate from England who sought to establish a thriving steel industry in the Pacific Northwest during the 1880s. Although an economic downturn in 1893 dashed his plans, the fledgling community would go on to become a city by 1905. Kirkland’s wool-milling and ship-building industries soon thrived, bringing prosperity and sparking a population boom.Home prices in Kirkland usually range from $400,000 to over $10 million. The majority of its housing stock is composed of single-family homes. Many coveted properties have unobstructed views of Lake Washington. It’s not uncommon to find condos and townhomes, some of which are priced below the average home price of $1.3 million.     

Top Attractions Around the neighborhood

  • Kirkland Performing Arts Center –This 394-capacity theater is located in the heart of the city, giving residents convenient access to musicals, plays, films, live concerts, and an array of other shows. 
  • Big Finn Hill Park Find solace and bask in nature’s wonder in this 220-acre park on the northern tip of Kirkland. Big Finn Hill Park’s extensive trail network is connected to Saint Edward State Park, which is located in neighboring city Kenmore. 
  • Downtown –Discover a remarkable range of fine dining and casual dining spots, cozy bars and wineries, as well as smaller public parks and various waterfront attractions.  

If you’re in the market for a new home, consider exploring Kirkland. Get in touch with Celeste Zarling by  phone  or  by email

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