Sammamish Real Estate Information
Sharing its name with Lake Sammamish and the Sammamish River and even the similarly named King County town of Lake Sammamish, the city of Sammamish, Washington, serves as an Eastside suburb of Seattle and hosts over 34,000 residents. As with all other Eastside communities, Sammamish is connected to Seattle by the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge as well as the third Lake Washington Bridge. These seamless connections provide easy access to the city of Seattle for residents who commute every day to work in the city itself. For residents without a car, the Sound Transit and King County Metro offer several bus commuter services that connect the area with Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah, and several other regional destinations.
With many of the city’s most coveted real estate along the shores of Lake Sammamish, it is no wonder that Sammamish’s culture is heavily reliant on the beautiful waters. Both the lake and Issaquah’s Lake Sammamish State Park are perfect recreation spots for residents without their own personal waterfront docks. There are also give major city parks, including Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake ark, Northeast Sammamish Park, East Sammamish Park, and Ebright Creek Park. The Soaring Eagle Park and East Lake Sammamish Trail are the most recent additions to the local park system.
The incredible Sammamish Commons is located at the city center and includes the city hall, recreational facilities, and the local police station. The library will also eventually be moved to the common area. The hope is for members of the community to have a place to gather for a number of local events or just to run errands. The arts are held in high esteem locally and Sammamish even has its own symphonic orchestra. Made up primarily of Eastside residents, the group has played internationally as well as throughout the region. Due to the area’s relatively spread out real estate, Sammamish is actually served by two separate school districts, Lake Washington School District that serves the northern portion of the city and Issaquah School District that serves the southern portion. Together, the two districts operate two high schools, four junior high schools, and almost a dozen elementary schools.