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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Redmond, Washington?

Redmond, WA is located 15 miles east of Seattle, and is situated in the picturesque Sammamish Valley at the north end of Lake Sammamish.



How did Redmond, Washington get its name?

Redmond got its name from early settler Luke McRedmond, who filed a homestead claim for land next to the Sammamish River on Sept. 9, 1870, and settled here with his family.


Who is the Mayor of Redmond, Washington?

John Marchione is Redmond's 10th mayor. He started his first term as mayor on January 1, 2008 after previously serving on Redmond's city council for a full 4-year term and was re-elected in 2011.


Who is the largest employer in Redmond, Washington?

The largest employer in the city by far is Microsoft Corporation, which moved its headquarters to Redmond in 1986. Currently Microsoft has over 40,000 full-time workers and more than 8 million square feet (750,000 square meters) of office space.