Welcome to Kirkland
A luxurious and vibrant community east of Seattle, Washington
Just east of Seattle, with its vibrant neighborhoods and breathtaking scenery, is the city of Kirkland. Once a town successful in the shipbuilding and wool milling industries, this urban area is now a bustling metropolitan area with small-town charm. It is a lakeside retreat where you’ll find plenty of water around and the recreational amenities to go with it. Residents also enjoy a number of parks, whether along the water or in one of the many neighborhoods. The downtown area is luxurious and full of boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, beauty spas, and more.
The eclectic mix of neighborhoods in Kirkland offers plenty of character and charm. Each neighborhood has a different vibe and feeling, whether it’s something along the waterfront or something with a more urban feel, like downtown. If natural, tree-lined streets full of charming ranches and craftsman homes are your style, you’ll find them here. You’ll also find grand and luxurious contemporary homes on the lake with stunning views. Whichever community you choose, the tight-knit community feeling is evident all around you. If you’re looking for a small-town feeling with all the big city amenities, Kirkland is the perfect place.
What to Love
Residents love the vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods that make up Kirkland, with a bustling downtown at the center of it all. This friendly town offers residents all the conveniences of a major city, including proximity to Seattle, with the charm and character of a small town. Residents enjoy a day relaxing on the lake, a stroll downtown boutique shopping, they enjoy art galleries and performances, and so much more. This town is as vibrant and alive as the neighborhoods that fill it, and everyone who comes to it falls in love.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Downtown Kirkland is alive with shopping and dining options in a variety of settings. The Village at Totem Lake has several boutique options in addition to well-known stores. With options like Lululemon, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods, you’ll find all the things you’re looking for. Plus, with smaller boutiques like Purpose Boutique, which donates a percentage of its sales to Rescue: Freedom International, you’ll get to shop and support a worthy cause. There are also dining options for your enjoyment like Due’ Cucina and Stack 751 Burger and Whisky Bar. There are also spas, fitness centers, a movie theater, and a virtual reality experience to round the options at Totem Lake.
Residents also enjoy the Kirkland Wednesday Market on Lake Street, which offers local and artisanal goods. This market has a selection of locally grown produce, flowers, and honey, plus plenty of food, beverages, crafts, and so much more.
There’s also Kirkland Urban, which provides a selection of dining and shopping options in addition to entertainment. Resident favorite, Cactus, has a variety of delicious Mexican food and tapas plus incredible service and stunning views. If you’re looking for a special treat, head to Cafe Juanita, an elegant eatery serving Northern Italian cuisine from specially curated tasting menus.
Things to Do
Kirkland has so much to offer in a variety of different fields. One of the favorites is spending time on the beach at Juanita Beach Park, enjoying a swim or one of the many playgrounds, volleyball courts, ball fields, and more. There are an exceptional number of parks in the area that make up a good chunk of the city, with plenty of trails, wooded areas, picnic areas, and more.
The city's vibrancy is, in part, thanks to its exceptional art scene, which is made evident with the Kirkland Performance Center. With galleries, art classes, performances, music, and public art showcased around town, residents can find many things to do in their spare time.