The East Redmond - Woodinville area, located roughly 10 miles northeast of downtown Bellevue, is known for its extensive biking trails, its growing wine tourism economy in Woodinville, and as a technology hub with both Microsoft and Nintendo located in Redmond. As a more rural living option, Redmond and Woodinville offer vibrant downtowns and relatively quick commutes to Seattle and Bellevue. Washington's fastest growing four-year university, UW Bothell, is located directly west of this area.
Major highways offer Seattle and Bellevue access.
Several bus routes provide access within the area and to major downtown areas. The Rapid Ride B Line offers service from Redmond to downtown Bellevue. In 2023, the East Link Light Rail will be completed, connecting the Bellevue - Redmond area to the rest of the region's rail system. Morning driving commutes to downtown Bellevue average at 30 minutes, with drives to Seattle averaging 50 minutes.
Visit one of the five nearby library branches.
Offering more than 4.1 million items, including books, newspapers, audio and videotapes, CDs, DVD and online resources, the King county Library system is a wealth of information and fun. All branches have free public Wi-Fi. The East Redmond - Woodinville area boasts four branches, with an additional branch in neighboring Bothell. The Redmond, Kingsgate and Bothell branches all have bicycle repair stations.
Head Start options available via school districts and YWCA.
ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Head Start are early learning programs that help children under age 5 build skills that will get them ready for kindergarten, prepare them to excel in school and be successful as adults. Head Start programs are offered through the Lake Washington (at Emily Dickinson Elementary) and Northsore (at Kenmore Elementary) School Districts, as well as the YWCA in downtown Redmond.
Attend a top-ranked district: Lake Washington or Northshore.
Lake Washington and Northshore public schools are ranked among the top five performing districts in Washington. There are a variety of elementary, middle and high school options depending on where you may live. Talk with your Family Navigator to find out more about the specific schools in this area.
Major grocery options, plus two farmers markets.
Downtown Redmond offers the typical array of grocery stores, including Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway. Woodinville lacks these options, but does have a Cash and Carry and Target. Further north, you will find a Costco. both Redmond and Woodinville have seasonal weekend farmers markets. The area is also served by the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank and the Redmond Food Bank and Emergency Services.
Enjoy biking trails, Marymoor Park and tons of kids activities!
Running between Bothell and Redmond along the Sammamish River, the Sammamish River Trail is a paved 10-mile vehicle free path - great for a stroll or a bike ride. The trail ends in Marymoor Park, the county's largest, oldest and most popular park. Here you will find a 40-acre off-leash dog park, sports fields and many rotating events. Both Redmond and Woodinville have numerous sports and recreation activities for kids, and Redmond has a teen center located in an old fire station!