Redmond is one of the nation’s most progressive, high-tech, and economically robust communities. The “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest” is celebrated as the epitome of Pacific Northwest living, with Seattle just 15 miles to the west, the dramatic Cascade Mountains a short drive to the east, and more than 90 wineries minutes to the north. No wonder CNN’s Money magazine ranked Redmond as the 5th best place to live in America! People and companies, such as Microsoft, Nintendo, and AT&T, have been flocking to this Pacific Northwest hub of innovation for years. In fact, during peak business hours, Redmond’s population jumps by 111%, which is the largest daytime population surge in the United States.
Known for its natural beauty, Redmond boasts 34 parks and over 41 miles of developed trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, as well as the Redmond Watershed wildlife preserve. Residents enjoy the waterfront park, Idylwood, where you can see stunning views of the Space Needle and the Seattle skyline. In addition, the farm with equestrian facilities at Farrel-McWhirter Park attracts day and weekend visitors from all over Washington State. Families are also attracted to Redmond to be a part of the Lake Washington School District, which is one of the largest school districts in the state and also one of the most accomplished, with standardized test scores in the state’s top 10 percent.
With a population of approximately 60,560 (of 2016), Redmond continues to evolve into a thriving city of increasing diversity. Redmond actively promotes a sense of community through programs designed to celebrate its heritage, enhance its neighborhoods, and preserve its natural treasures. Recreational programs, Redmond’s active arts scene, as well as the local senior and teen centers, promote community engagement and provide learning, socializing, and entertainment opportunities for all ages.
Invest your future in Redmond! The value of homes in Redmond increased 14.7% to $740,300 in 2017 and is predicted to increase 5.7% in the coming year. The median monthly rent is approximately $2,500, and with 45% of people living in Redmond renting, there is a plethora of new apartment complexes catering to the demographics of the city. Enjoy the opportunities offered in Redmond to increase your quality of life through a healthy economy, safe neighborhoods, good schools, a large and engaging parks system, and a wide range of shopping and dining options. Perhaps the finest feature of Redmond is that it’s home to our office, Sterling Johnston and Associates! We know and love this city.
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