Balance of rural living with suburban convenience that makes the area even more attractive

Welcome to Issaquah

Calm southeastern suburb surrounded by breathtaking nature preserves and parks
Surrounded by a mountain landscape, state parks, and Lake Sammamish, Issaquah is a popular community among outdoor enthusiasts. Because of its peaceful environment and prime location, it is also popular among families. Encompassed by King County, Issaquah is home to an increasing population of 37,965. The city sits 17 miles southeast of Seattle and about 12 miles southeast of Bellevue.
Neighborhoods in Issaquah are known for their lush evergreens and rural appeal. In the center of town, however, residents have access to an endless list of shops, restaurants, and businesses. It is this balance of rural living with suburban convenience that makes the area even more attractive.

What to Love

  • Enveloped by serene outdoor spaces
  • Lush, easygoing residential communities
  • Mountain views
  • Exceptional schools
  • Plenty of nearby stores and restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Issaquah is the perfect hybrid of suburban and rural living. Equipped with an outstanding selection of retailers and eateries along Interstate 90, yet transitioning to a secluded environment in residential areas, locals experience the best of both worlds. During their leisure time, residents can effortlessly escape to one of the area’s expansive nature spots. Squak Mountain State Park Natural Area, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, and Lake Sammamish State Park are all minutes from home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Upon relocating to the city, enjoy a wide array of shopping and dining establishments in Issaquah.
Dining out is also a pleasure in Issaquah. On any given day of the week (or weekend), you’ll find locals at popular establishments such as The Boarding House, Nicolino Ristorante Italiano, The Black Duck Cask and Bottle, Enzo's Bistro and Bar, Xochi Tacos, Issaquah Coffee Company, WildFin American Grill, and 12th Avenue Cafe (an eclectic airplane themed diner).

Things to Do

From winter through summer, basking in the beauty of nature is encouraged in Issaquah. The high concentration of state parks, lakes, trails, and green spaces makes this goal simple to achieve.
Want to spend some time near the water during the warmer months of the year? Lake Sammamish State Park is the destination of choice. Spanning a whopping 512 acres, visitors to the park can go swimming, kayaking, boating, sunbathing, hiking, and more.
Just outside of Issaquah, plan your visit to any one of the local parks that are close to home. Take a day or weekend to explore the thousands of combined acres at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Squak Mountain State Park Natural Area, Grand Ridge Park, Klahanie Park, and Tiger Mountain State Forest.


Issaquah parents and students are well-pleased with the quality selection of public schools in the area.

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