A rural area for most of its existence the town of Sammamish is a newer community compared to most. It wasn’t until homes, shopping centers, and schools were built in the 1970s and 1980s that the plateau population began to boom. After a vote in 1991 to join neighboring Issaquah failed, the city finally was incorporated in 1999. The result is one of King County’s fastest growing towns with vast natural beauty on the eastern banks of the extraordinary Lake Sammamish. In fact, 2012 Forbes ranked Sammamish as the number one friendliest city in America.
Sammamish is a combination of small-town community and suburban character. The city has the benefit of remote living with a unique core of urban lifestyles and conveniences. It is full of quality neighborhoods, vibrant natural features, and outstanding recreational activities. Most notably of which is Lake Sammamish where you can enjoy boating, fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, and plenty of other lake activities. Lake Sammamish is a delight for all water skiers due to its warm and calm waters.
Accompanying Lake Sammamish are Beaver Lake and Pine Lake. Enjoy Camping? Take the family to Lake Sammamish State Park at the south end of Lake Sammamish for great memories. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest in any of Sammamish’s five major city parks: Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, NE Sammamish Park, East Sammamish Park, and Ebright Creek. If you are a golfer, Sammamish has you covered with three spectacular golf courses including Shalee Country Club, Alderra, and The Plateau Club.
The real estate of Sammamish ranges from million dollar waterfront estates on the shores of East Lake Sammamish to town homes in the growing downtown sector. Either way you go, Sammamish provides clean suburban living with the convenience of Downtown Bellevue or Downtown Seattle just minutes away. The average sale price in Sammamish is $859,000. Sammamish is part of both Lake Washington and Issaquah school districts. There four high schools inside the Sammamish city limits.
Forbes ranked Sammamish, in, 2012, as the friendliest town in the United States.