KIRKLAND

Every August, when the warm sun hangs high overhead and a cool breeze floats up from nearby Lake Washington, the world watches Kirkland, Washington. It could have something to do with the teams of cute and competitive children vying for the title of Champion in the Little League Junior Softball World Series. But the Series knew what it was doing when it chose the small city of 49,000 to be its permanent home. With gorgeous lake views, beautiful mountains in the distance, and acres of well-maintained public parks to enjoy, Kirkland was easily the right American city to host the country’s favorite past-time. Over the years, Kirkland has been in high demand as a home for organizations, businesses, and residents alike. It was the headquarters of the Seahawks for the team’s first 32 seasons and was so beloved by Costco during the company’s tenure in town that its store brand, “Kirkland Signature,” bears its name. There are many reason why Kirkland inspires hometown pride, but none more than this: it is simply an incredible place to live.

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BELLEVUE

The name Bellevue is derived from the French word for ʻbeautiful view.ʼ And on a clear day, standing in the middle of town or up in one of the city centerʼs many high rise buildings, itʼs easy to see why founder William Meydenbauer chose the name for the city back in 1869. Although much in Bellevue has changed since its founding all those years ago, the marvelous views have not, and both residents and visitors alike are treated daily to the scenic majesty of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Along with the fabulous views, people continue to be drawn to Bellevue for its burgeoning business community. This combination, of natural beauty and vibrant commerce, led to the city earning CNN/Moneyʼs number one spot in its ranking of the best places to live and launch a business in 2008. And in 2010, it was ranked fourth on the list of best small cities in America. Bellevueʼs reputation only continues to grow, spurred on by residents seeking its international spice, urban glamour, and plentiful green space.

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WOODINVILLE

Woodinville is located in King County, Washington. Woodinville has waterfront parks on the Sammamish River, sweeping winery and brewery grounds, and densely wooded residential areas.

Like other nearby towns, Woodinville began as a logging community, became a farming center in the early decades of the 20th century, and developed into a suburb of Seattle after World War II. In 1969, rock bands including The Guess Who performed at the Seattle Pop Festival at Woodinville's Gold Creek Park.

The growth of the neighboring city of Bothell in the early 1990’s led to plans for it to annex Woodinville; the residents of Woodinville responded by voting for incorporation in 1992. Woodinville was officially incorporated on March 31, 1993.

Woodinville's economy is a mix of light industrial, retail, and tourism. Woodinville is increasingly known for its local wineries, which showcase wines from grapes grown in Eastern Washington including Chateau Ste. Michelle (well-known for their popular summer concert series), Columbia Winery and dozens of other smaller ones. The Woodinville Tourist District is also home to the Redhook Ale Brewery and several fine restaurants including The Herbfarm "destination" restaurant.

Woodinville is a popular day trip destination, drawing more than half a million visitors annually to its two major wineries, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Columbia Winery, and  Molbak's, an award winning 16-acre greenhouse and nursery.  In addition, visitors find a number of outstanding points of interest here, including approximately 90+ other wineries, the Redhook Brewery, and Willows Lodge & The renowned Herbfarm Restaurant.  Every year, thousands of people enjoy walking, biking, horseback riding, skating and running along the Sammamish River Trail, which is connected to the City's tourist district by a bridge, as well as, Wilmot Gateway Park. Sammamish River Trail connects to the Burke Gilman, uniting Woodinville and the east side to Seattle.

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REDMOND

In 2012 CNN’s Money Magazine ranked Redmond, Washington, as its 5th best small city in the nation. The publicity only made light of what some of the biggest technology companies in the world and their employees already knew: Redmond is the ideal place to live. With a thriving economy, incredible mix of urban and suburban amenities, and a convenient, central location, Redmond reflects the best that the Northwest has to offer.

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MILL CREEK

Incorporated in 1983, the master-planned community of Mill Creek is one of Washington State’s youngest cities. Residents enjoy an 18-hole golf course, nature trails, parks and open spaces in the heart of the city. Beautiful new homes and condominiums line wide roads, and homeowners’ associations work with the city to maintain the comfortable quality of life.

New development along the Bothell-Everett Highway offers a mix of retail, light industrial and multi-family housing, with plenty of space for pedestrians and community uses.

Community activities offer something for all ages, from senior programs to a popular semi-annual community garage sale that draws visitors from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The city’s annual Run of the Mill 5.5K Fun Run and Walk attracts hundreds of runners and walkers from around Puget Sound.

Mill Creek Town Center is a new lifestyle center and outdoor mall located in the downtown area. The mall has a park-like setting and is nestled among nature trails and creeks in the surrounding golf course community. It features over 70 stores, retail boutiques, anchor stores, restaurants, and services.

The Mill Creek Town Center is a unique and beautiful place to explore whether you spend the day wandering or shopping after enjoying a great meal.

An expansion to Mill Creek Town Center will provide a total of 233,000 square feet of office, retail and entertainment uses.

Mill Creek Country Club

Designed by renowned course architect Ted Robinson in 1975, the Mill Creek Country Club golf course was created as an element of the landscape, with picturesque Mill Creek winding through most holes. Impeccably maintained fairways and greens lend manicured beauty to this magnificent Northwest golf course. Now more than ever, it is regarded as one of the premier golf facilities in Snohomish County. 

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BOTHELL

Bothell is located in King and Snohomish Counties and is conveniently located for easy access to Seattle and the Eastside. With a population of 41,000, it is home to University of Washington, Bothell and the fastest growing college campus in Washington state, Cascadia Community College. Bothell is currently undergoing a major reviatalization in its greater downtown area with new retail, housing and shopping in store for 2014.  

 

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