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Bear Creek

Nestled in Nature

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 Bear Creek neighborhood is a charming and family-friendly community that offers a peaceful and suburban living experience. Situated near the picturesque Bear Creek and surrounded by natural beauty, the neighborhood is known for its tranquil atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and close-knit community. One of the notable features of the Bear Creek neighborhood is its abundance of green spaces and parks. The nearby Bear Creek Park, with its sprawling fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas, provides residents with ample opportunities for outdoor activities and recreation. Nature enthusiasts can explore the scenic trails, enjoy peaceful walks along the creek, or simply relax in the serene surroundings. The neighborhood’s emphasis on preserving its natural beauty creates an ideal setting for those who appreciate the outdoors.

Diverse Neighborhood

The neighborhood’s boundaries are roughly defined by the slopes of Education Hill to the west, the city limit to the north and east, and the tranquil Bear and Evans Creeks to the south. The name “Bear Creek” originates from the salmon-bearing stream that gracefully meanders through the neighborhood, adding to its natural beauty and ecological significance. Occupying a total of 489 acres or 0.76 square miles, the Bear Creek neighborhood encompasses approximately 4.5% of Redmond’s entire land area. Bear Creek showcases a distinctive blend of land uses within its boundaries. To the north and west, residential areas dominate, featuring a mix of detached single-family homes, manufactured homes, a retirement community, and apartments and condominiums. This variety of housing options caters to a diverse range of residents and contributes to the neighborhood’s inclusive character. In the center of the neighborhood, resource lands are found, while along the eastern boundary, park uses offer green spaces and recreational amenities for residents to enjoy. The Bear Creek neighborhood is not only a residential enclave but also boasts business uses. Retail and service establishments thrive near the intersections of Union Hill Road, Avondale Road, and Avondale Way, providing convenient shopping and services for local residents. This blend of commercial activity within the neighborhood adds to its vibrancy and convenience, enhancing the overall quality of life for its residents.

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