The most Seattle-like neighborhood on the Eastside

  • what you’ll fall in love with

    Gorgeous outdoor spaces, stunning waterfront vistas, and its charming downtown area.

  • market

    Kirkland is a HOT real estate market, and there haven’t been any down periods.

  • What to expect

    Kirkland is home to several companies and branches, including Microsoft, Tableau, Wave, Google, IBM, GoDaddy, etc. It’s a popular place to both work and live, and we don’t see this changing anytime soon.

  • real talk

    If you want to live on the Eastside but still want as much of a “Seattle vibe” as possible, Kirkland is our top choice.

welcome to Kirkland

Home to picturesque neighborhoods, a cute downtown area that’s right on the waterfront, and 500+ acres of parks, Kirkland’s got it all. Nestled alongside Redmond, Bellevue, and Woodinville, it’s an easy spot to commute from while still having everything you need from outdoor opportunities to city conveniences right at your fingertips.

“Residents and visitors alike love spending time in Downtown Kirkland. Browse all of the charming shops, grab a bite to eat, and take in primo views of Lake Washington at Marina Park.”

a glance at the market

ratio of housing type

single family home vs condo

*Based on 2019 data

annual median home price

single family home vs. condo

condo avg. square footage


single family avg. square footage


Location Info

commute times

  • 27m to Downtown Seattle
  • 42m to Downtown Seattle
  • 17m to Downtown Bellevue
  • 31m to Downtown Bellevue


Whether you live in Kirkland or just want a cute downtown area that you can spend the day exploring, park your car near Downtown Kirkland and spend the day strolling through the area. Stop by indie shops like Crush Footwear, Earthlight Gems & Minerals, Essentials on Park Lane, LizzyKate, and dozens more. Play putt putt gold at Flatstick Pub while you sip on local beers, choose from dozens of restaurants and eateries, and sip on coffee from Cafe Rococo at Marina Park as you take in front row views of beautiful Lake Washington. Then end the day with a world-class show at Kirkland Performance Center!


Lake Washington School District serves Kirkland, Redmond, and part of Sammamish, and schools are rated well above average across the board. There are several Choice schools that families that choose from as well, whether students wish to attend a school with dual language programs, a focus on the arts, a focus on STEM, etc.


With 500+ acres of parks that cover a diverse set of offerings, you never have to go far to find beautiful outdoor scenery in Kirkland. Go swimming in the enclosed beach area at Juanita Beach Park, barbecue at the scenic waterfront Heritage Park, and enjoy the paved walking paths at parks like Carillon Woods. If you really want to get lost in nature, the 110-acre Juanita Bay Park is brimming with trails and boardwalks to adventure down!


People love that Kirkland offers tons of opportunities to partake in community events and festivals. Summer favorites include events like Summerfest, Kirkland Uncorked, Washington Brewers Festival, and 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival. The holiday brings events like the annual Christmas Holiday Run, Winterfest, the grand Menorah Lighting, the Turkey Trot, and more. There are also farmers markets to enjoy, including the Juanita Friday Market at Juanita Beach Park during the summer and the Kirkland Wednesday Market at Marina Park.


Waterfront homes line the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland, and residents love taking advantage of their prime lakeside location. Dock your boat at places like Yarrow Bay Marina or Kirkland City Dock, go swimming off beaches like Juanita Beach Park and Marina Park, or rent a kayak or paddle board to explore the shoreline!

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