Redmond is a dynamic city with ten neighborhoods. Downtown and Overlake are the urban centers, while the Bear Creek, Sammamish Valley, Southeast Redmond, and Willows/Rose Hill neighborhoods combine business parks, industrial areas, and residential spaces. Education Hill, Grass Lawn, Idylwood, and North Redmond are primarily residential.
The Willows/Rose Hill neighborhood in northwest Redmond is bordered by Willows Road to the east, NE 124th Street to the north, 132nd Avenue NE to the west, and Redmond Way/NE 85th Street to the south. It covers 1.8 square miles, representing over 10 percent of Redmond’s land area. The area also features 2.2 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space along the west side of Willows Road, employing about 5,200 individuals.
The Sammamish Valley is defined by its surrounding boundaries. It is bounded by the Redmond City limits to the north, Downtown Redmond to the south, the slopes of Education Hill to the east, and Willows Road to the west. The southern section of the Sammamish Valley is primarily dedicated to manufacturing and research and development activities. As one moves towards the northern end of the valley, the land uses gradually shift to focus on recreation and agriculture.
North Redmond, in the northeastern corner of the City, is a primarily residential neighborhood with historical significance. It features low to low-moderate density housing, parks, and nearby trails. Covering 1.3 square miles, it constitutes about 2.5% of Redmond’s land area.
Education Hill, centrally located in Redmond, offers stunning views of the Sammamish Valley and Cascade Mountains. With its abundance of schools and a cohesive neighborhood feel shaped by the hill’s topography, Education Hill is a mature residential area. Residents value the walkability, nearby amenities, and friendly community atmosphere.
Overlooking Redmond’s Sammamish Valley and the Cascade Mountains, Grass Lawn Neighborhood on the west side is a mature, highly walkable area. It primarily consists of residential zones, with two small commercial areas and a variety of housing types. Residents value the neighborhood’s character and enjoy the community gathering place of Grass Lawn Park.
Downtown Redmond has recently gone through an exciting transformation into a vibrant urban center. As a regional growth center, it is home to thousands of residents and offers a variety of amenities such as shopping, dining, and parks. With its wide sidewalks, urban trail, and upcoming light rail service, the neighborhood is highly accessible and enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists, and bus commuters.
Located in the eastern part of Redmond, the Bear Creek neighborhood is diverse in terms of land use. It encompasses residential areas, resource lands, and park spaces. With a salmon-bearing stream running through it, Bear Creek covers 489 acres (0.76 square miles) and represents about 4.5% of Redmond’s land area. The neighborhood includes a variety of housing types, along with retail and service establishments near key intersections.
The Southeast Redmond neighborhood is defined by its boundaries, encompassing Marymoor Park and the terminus of SR 520 to the west, the City limit to the south and east, and Evans Creek and Bear Creek to the north. The neighborhood exhibits diverse land uses, with a business park in the northern section, industrial and retail areas in the west, and moderate-density residential areas in the eastern and southern parts of the neighborhood.
Overlake is on track to become a vibrant urban center that accommodates growth while preserving single-family neighborhoods. With private and public investments, the neighborhood is evolving into a dynamic place for jobs, recreation, and housing. The upcoming light rail connection in 2023 will further enhance its connectivity to the region.
Idylwood Neighborhood, perched on a slope with stunning views of Lake Sammamish and Marymoor Park, is primarily residential. It features Idylwood Beach Park, a popular destination for swimming and lakefront activities, as well as Audubon Elementary School. Residents take pride in the well-maintained, tree-lined streets and enjoy the proximity to the bustling Overlake Urban Center.
Redmond comprises ten neighborhoods, with Downtown and Overlake serving as the City’s urban centers. The Bear Creek, Sammamish Valley, Southeast Redmond, and Willows/Rose Hill neighborhoods encompass various land uses, including business parks, industrial areas, and residential spaces. Education Hill, Grass Lawn, Idylwood, and North Redmond primarily consist of residential land uses.
Located in the northwest part of Redmond, the Willows/Rose Hill neighborhood is defined by Willows Road to the east, NE 124th Street to the north, 132nd Avenue NE to the west, and Redmond Way/NE 85th Street to the south. Covering an area of 1.8 square miles, it constitutes over 10 percent of Redmond’s total land area.Learn More
The Sammamish Valley is characterized by its distinct boundaries. To the north, it is bounded by the Redmond City limits, while Downtown Redmond marks the southern boundary. The eastern border is formed by the slopes of Education Hill, and to the west, it is defined by Willows Road.Learn More
Located in the northeastern corner of the city, North Redmond is a residential neighborhood with rich historical significance. It is characterized by its predominantly low to low-moderate density housing, providing a tranquil living environment for its residents. The neighborhood boasts the presence of well-maintained parks and convenient access to nearby trails, offering opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.Learn More
Situated in the heart of Redmond, Education Hill presents captivating vistas of the picturesque Sammamish Valley and the majestic Cascade Mountains. This centrally located neighborhood is renowned for its impressive array of schools and a distinct community ambiance shaped by the undulating terrain of the hill.Learn More
Grass Lawn Neighborhood, situated on the western side of Redmond, offers captivating vistas of the scenic Sammamish Valley and the awe-inspiring Cascade Mountains. This mature neighborhood boasts a high walkability factor, making it a desirable area for residents.Learn More
Downtown Redmond has become a magnet for residents and visitors alike, drawing them in with its dynamic atmosphere and the convenience it offers. Whether it’s exploring the vibrant shops, indulging in culinary delights, or enjoying the green spaces, this transformed urban center caters to diverse interests and creates an engaging environment for all to enjoy.Learn More
Bear Creek exemplifies the harmonious blend of nature and urban living, creating a unique neighborhood where residents can relish the tranquility of park spaces, the ecological significance of the stream, and the convenience of nearby retail and services.Learn More
The Southeast Redmond neighborhood is distinguished by its well-defined boundaries, incorporating prominent landmarks such as Marymoor Park and the terminus of SR 520 to the west. To the south and east, the neighborhood extends up to the City limit, while Evans Creek and Bear Creek mark the northern boundary.Learn More
Overlake is poised to emerge as an exciting urban center that strikes a balance between accommodating growth and preserving its cherished single-family neighborhoods. Through a combination of private and public investments, the neighborhood is undergoing a transformative journey, evolving into a dynamic hub that seamlessly integrates job opportunities, recreational spaces, and diverse housing options.Learn More
Idylwood Neighborhood, gracefully positioned on a sloping terrain, offers breathtaking panoramic vistas of the glistening Lake Sammamish and the picturesque Marymoor Park. This primarily residential enclave boasts a serene and inviting atmosphere. A highlight of the neighborhood is the renowned Idylwood Beach Park, a beloved destination for residents and visitors alike.Learn More
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