5 Reason We Love Redmond, WA

 

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If you read our Marymoor Park post, then you know we LOVE Redmond! This town is beautiful, has incredible restaurants and shops, and has a fantastic community. Our clients that live here love this fun and energetic area. We’ve created a list of 5 reasons that we love Redmond!

The downtown district

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Downtown Redmond is a great example of creating the perfect mix of residential and commercial while incorporating convenient recreation. The city of Redmond has clearly put a lot of love into development here! The buildings have an old-town feel with nostalgic  brick design that makes you feel like you’re back in time. And we love Redmond Town Centre which has this fun urban-village vibe. Our clients that live in the downtown district say they also love that they can walk to EVERYTHING: from groceries, restaurants and bars, to doctors, dentists and the pharmacy. You can even walk to Marymoor Park! Plus with the transit center, you can easily get to Seattle or Bellevue. 

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Here are a few of our favorite things to do when we spend the day in Redmond!

Hoffman’s: A cafe with a large selection of breakfast pastries, cookies and small desserts.  Hoffman’s serves savory sandwiches, homemade soups, salads and even quiche. The atmosphere has that friendly relaxed vibe that will set you off to a fun start. 

Super Jock N Jill: An awesome local business where not just shop for great gear, but also find out everything you want to know about upcoming events, new running or walking courses, or even the best personal trainer or physical therapist recommendations.

iPic Movie Theater: Located in the Redmond Town Center, this theater is a great movie theater that serves beer and wine, and even has reclining seats where you can enjoy a delicious meal delivered right to your seat for Premium Level guests! 

Marymoor Park: The largest park in king county, with 640 acres. You can even bring your dog to the 40 acre off leash dog park or head down one of the trails that connects to Burke Gilman going into Seattle or the East Lake Sammamish Trail that leads into Issaquah.  

It’s the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest!

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Any bike lovers out there? Redmond is so fond of its bicycles! You’ll find plenty of bicycle paths and even competitive cycling events. Redmond has an extensive network of on-street bike lanes and off-street trails for easy access to downtown, neighborhoods, businesses, parks, and even to other cities. It is one of a small number of cities designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists! The city of Redmond even started adding green bicycle lanes to help support bicycling as a travel choice. We love this because we feel the PNW is all about the outdoors and we love to see cities support an active lifestyle!

Click the button below and learn more about the fun cyclist community in Redmond!

Culture

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If you’re looking for culture, you’ll find plenty of it here. There’s wine tasting, poetry readings, art galleries, music & theater. In fact, Redmond is home to the Redmond Performing Arts Center, the Eastside Symphony, and the SecondStory Repertory Theater, which features musicals and other productions year-round. We love that culture is such an important value to the city of Redmond! And the best part about a city that loves culture? There is never a shortage of great local events to attend!

Looking for some fun ways to experience Redmond? Below we’ve listed some of our favorite upcoming Redmond events!

Live at Aloft Hotels: Octomalien

October 30 @ 9:30 pm

Aloft Seattle Redmond
15220 NE Shen St
Redmond, WA 98052

Free Community Yoga Class @ Aham Yoga

October 28 @ 4:00-5:00 pm

8226 196TH Ave. NE 
Redmond, WA 98052

Winter Pineapple Classic @ Marymoor Park

November 18 @ 9:00 am

6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

For more events in and around Redmond, check out our Local Events page!

Redmond Attracts the Young and the Young at Heart

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Redmond is a fun and vibrant place to live or explore! Although the median age here is 34, 24% of residents are over age 50. We love that Niche.com rated Redmond as the #1 Best Suburb to live in Washington. So whether you’re 28 or 78 people of all ages love Redmond. The high walk score with easy access to everything you need makes this a desirable place to live no matter what your age is!

Looking to move to Redmond and curious about the housing situation? Click the link below to check out one of our beautiful, recently sold Redmond properties!

Microsoft Headquarters

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As NW natives, it seems like the Seattle area always got the cold shoulder when it came to recognition. That started to change when Microsoft moved in and showed everyone that Seattle is a smart, outdoorsy, tech-loving, laid back, and fun place to live.  Growing up in the area, very little was known about the Eastside.  But when Microsoft moved in, it put the Eastside on the map and catapulted job growth, income potential, and desirability of this area.

As you can see, Redmond is a pretty happening place! Our clients love it, and we hope you do too. Thinking about moving to Redmond? Our team would love to connect with you and help you find your dream home!

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