If you’re looking for a lively waterfront destination with metropolitan sensibilities, Kirkland is a stellar selection. With numerous beaches, parks and restaurants on the water’s edge, you can take advantage of all that Lake Washington has to offer. The heart of downtown is prime for strolling and checking out the local shops while enjoy the rotating outdoor sculpture gallery.
With a jaw-dropping Seattle skyline out your front door, you are instantly immersed in the rich art and cultural adventures the city has to offer. The city blocks are peppered with galleries, boutiques, and fine dining establishments. Café Juanita has been recognized as one “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine. With an award winning restaurant and chef at the helm, you can savor the finest cuisine it has to offer.
Easily accessible by boat, Kirkland boasts the best marina on Lake Washington. Take the family out for a spin on the boat and dock at Carillon Point which is full of luxury amenities and restaurants. From there simply walk down the boardwalk to the many options downtown. One of Kirkland’s main events, Kirkland Uncorked, in July is a great time to experience the quaint downtown waterfront park while sampling some of the regions best wines.
Kirkland is increasingly becoming one of the hottest cities to live in. It could be from having Google offices located downtown or from the new developments being built that is bringing more options for residents. Either way you will find plenty of people enjoying the many beautiful condominium complexes to satisfy their urge to right size. Along with condos there are excellent residential neighborhoods like Houghton, Norkirk, Bridle Trails, and West of Market.
So, whether you’re enjoying front row seats at the Kirkland Performance Center or catching the sunrise from a paddle board on the lake, the city is poised and ready to deliver the ultimate metropolitan lifestyle.
Kirkland is the former home of the Seattle Seahawks; the NFL team’s headquarters and training facility were located at Northwest University in Kirkland for its first 32 seasons.