The City of Issaquah: Located in King County, Washington, Issaquah and was ranked as the 2nd fastest growing suburb in the state and the 89th in the nation by Forbes.com. Issaquah is less than 20 miles from major cities like Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Renton, and downtown Seattle. A great location for those working at top employers such Costco, Microsoft, The Boeing Company, Siemens Medical Solutions, or GoldSim Technology Group, as it provides a great atmosphere for a balanced lifestyle without having to travel too far for work.
The city of Issaquah is located near the south end of Lake Sammamish and offers a life of peace and tranquility with its gorgeous landscapes and picturesque sceneries. Issaquah is surrounded on three sides by mountains with the Issaquah Alps: Cougar Mountain on the west, Squak Mountain to the south, and Tiger Mountain to the east.
I-90 runs right through Issaquah, making it easy to get to Downtown Seattle for work or a night out on the town. You can take the light rail from Sea-Tac Airport for an easy pick-up at the Westlake Station, where you can shop, eat, and explore.
Recreation: Issaquah and the surrounding area offers many different kinds of recreational activities. You can spend weekends hiking through thousands of acres of the nearby Cascade Mountain region and discover wildlife, waterfalls, and incredible views. Forget needing to take long drives to get to a place of peace, if you live in Issaquah there are hiking opportunities right in your backyard to explore, relax, and adventure. Tiger Mountain has over 80 miles of trails and is great for hikers of all skill levels. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park, one of King County’s favorite parks, can be accessed just minutes from Issaquah. The Park is known for having over 50 trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, and access for both hikers and horseback riders. It’s a great place to take your friends and family or any visitors who are in town. And in the winter there are many options for down-hill and cross country skiing in the surrounding mountains. Issaquah is home to additional popular attractions including Cougar Mountain Zoological Park, Boehm’s Candies chocolate factory, Poo Poo Point Paragliding and Hang Gliding, and the Gilman Village shopping center.
Issaquah has a thriving city life, Gilman Village, an Issaquah staple for over 50 years, features yoga, pilates, pottery, coffee, cultural restaurants, a writer’s cottage, chiropractic, and more. In Issaquah Highlands, find a newly developed shopping center called Grand Ridge Plaza, with a movie theater, wine bar, clothing stores, house furniture stores, pet supplies, grocery, and more. You can get all that you need, and want, conveniently in town.
In addition to the amenities, attractions, and schools, Issaquah has town spirit! Celebrate with locals at annual events including a historic pub crawl, a wine walk, and a celebration of National Music Day. None compare to the 42-year old tradition of Issaquah’s Salmon Days. This event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is a free event celebrating the returning of salmon to the lakes and hatcheries. Almost 200,000 visitors pour into town to enjoy good food, artist booths, a parade, and five stages of live entertainment. This event has been a Washington favorite for decades, and it takes place in the beautiful town of Issaquah.
Schools: Issaquah public schools are under the jurisdiction of the Issaquah School District.