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    Redmond

    Fast-growing Redmond is ideal for those searching for the right balance between urban convenience and proximity to nature. Widely seen as a big suburb within the Seattle metro area,, Redmond is the home of several major tech companies — most notably Microsoft and Nintendo America. Plus, with a handful of medical and aerospace firms and several small-scale local businesses, the city has a strong economy and job market.

    But perhaps the most enduring appeal of Redmond is its closeness to nature. Combined with forward-thinking urban design, the city has been frequently lauded as a great place to live in Washington State. Here, you’ll find a community that encourages healthy lifestyles. If you’ve been meaning to relocate to one of the greenest locales in the Seattle Metro area, Redmond should be among the top of your list.

    What you’ll love

    • No shortage of lucrative job opportunities. Professionals in the area are usually employed by tech, aerospace, energy, and medical companies in Redmond. Apart from Microsoft, Facebook, and Nintendo America, firms that have a presence in the city also include Puget Sound Energy, AT&T Mobile, and Aerojet.

    • Marymoor Park. This expansive park on the northeastern end of Lake Sammamish covers 640 acres — providing locals with a variety of attractions and ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Marymoor Park features soccer fields, concert grounds, hiking and biking trails, as well as an off-leash dog park.

    • Redmond Watershed Preserve. Avid backcountry explorers are in for a treat at the Redmond Watershed Preserve, where you’ll find an extensive interpretive trail. Aside Horseback riding, mountain biking, and trail running are great activities to enjoy in this vast 800-acre preserve.

    • Willows Run Golf Complex. Experienced and beginner players will love dropping by this excellent public golf course. Whether you’re looking forward to a short game or planning to practice your form, there are quite a few options available — from the two 18-hole courses to the 9-hole course and putting course.

    • Cyclist-friendly infrastructure. Redmond is consistently recognized as the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest. Bikers can be seen zipping past through streets and avenues throughout the city. There are approximately 36 miles of roadways with well-marked, protected bike lanes.

    • Family-friendly sports facilities and open spaces. Redmond encourages its residents to live an active lifestyle, and there’s plenty of ways to engage in a variety of sports. Vertical World Redmond is a good rock climbing gym to visit if you want to conquer your fear of heights or simply try out something new. Arena Sports Redmond is where a lot of families sign up their kids to engage in youth sports. The exceptionally large Sixty Acres Park has 25 soccer fields.

    • Shopping destinations are just nearby.Get your dose of retail therapy in any of the handful of trendy shopping malls downtown. For starters, check out Redmond Town Center, Redmond Center, and World Market.

    Real estate snapshot

    Home prices in Redmond range anywhere between $400,000 and $3.5 million.

    The housing stock is mostly composed of single-family homes, with quite a few properties located on multi-acre lots. There’s a small selection of spacious condos and apartments as well. Some of the typical architectural styles you’ll encounter during your home search include Northwest Contemporary, Craftsman, and Traditional.

    Whether you’re planning a move to Redmond or considering a few more options in the Seattle Metro area, it’s best to consult with Craig Nosler. Get in touch with a seasoned local agent today. Call 425.765.5588 to get started.

    References:

    Neighborhood || Redmond | VDB Compass

    7 Things to Know BEFORE Moving to Redmond, WA (uphomes.com)

    Redmond, WA | realtor.com®

    Redmond, WA Homes For Sale | Trulia | Page 2


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