The City of Kirkland is one of the most vibrant and sought-after communities to live, work and play in throughout all of King County. Kirkland is the 6th largest city in King County and the only Eastside city located on the shores of Lake Washington. Residents as well as visitors enjoy a unique quality of life with expansive views and lake access. Kirkland also offers a clean and active lifestyle lending itself to running, walking, biking, kayaking and boating enthusiasts alike. Historical pride mixed with small town charm gives Kirkland a strong sense of community in a safe and approachable urban environment.
The quality of life is high with numerous parks, boutique restaurants and shops, festivals, open markets and community events. This creates an attractive, vibrant and inviting place to live, work and visit. Kirkland is a part of the top-ranked Lake Washington School District and offers top quality education. It is a leader in business innovation and has attracted some of the top global companies such as Costco, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and GoDaddy.com.