Incredible Scenery. Discover the reason people love Redmond, a small town located 15 miles from Seattle. From the snowy mountaintops of the Olympic Mountains to the peach sunsets settling over the deep waters of the Puget Sound, Redmond represents the very best of the Pacific Northwest environment and active lifestyle.
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High-Tech Economy. With headquarters in Redmond, one of the largest businesses is Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft contributes approximately 40, 000 jobs to the economy of Redmond. Additional significant companies in the area are Honeywell, Nintendo of America, AT&T Mobility and Genie Industries.
Rising Home Values. Home values soared 8.8% over the past year and the median home value is expected to rise 4.9% over the following year. At 9.3%, Redmond offers a very healthy housing market, according to the Market Health Index. If you like living near water or on highly sought-after property, check out homes near Lake Sammamish or Cottage Lake.
Lively Arts Community. Enjoy Redmond's vibrant arts community, with attractions like the Redmond Performing Arts Center, Eastside Symphony, Secondstory Repertory Theater and Vala Art Center. The Redmond Digital Arts Festival celebrates new media and artists with a juried art show and exhibition.
Amazing Fine Dining. Savor the diverse offerings from local to international cuisine, such as Bai Tong, Tropea Ristorante Italiano, Spicy Talk Bistro and Creperie de Paris. Dine at the Stone House, a restaurant inside the historic 1914 Wiley House, which features American foods distinguished by Pacific Northwest seasonal ingredients.
Awesome nightlife. Eating isn't the only specialty in Redmond, there are great opportunities for drinking here, too. Check out great beer bar Three Lions Pub or try a cocktail at Palmers East.
Outdoor Pursuits. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the many parks and recreational opportunities such cycling at the Group Health Marymoor Velodrome or swimming at Idylwood Beach Park. Spend time at the 550-acre suburban Marymoor Park; outdoor activities include baseball, picnicking, bird watching, jogging, climbing, cricket, soccer and concerts.
New Homes. In 2014, the average listing price for a new home in Redmond averaged $597,956. The most popular neighborhoods for new homes for sale and rent to own houses included Grass Law, Education Hill and Bear Creek.
Affordable Housing. Redmond offers affordable housing opportunities for community residents in the form of unique options such as rent to own houses, cottages, accessory dwelling units and backyard homes. If you want to rent an apartment for a month, expect to pay about about $897 for a one bedroom. These types of properties may be found as for sale by owner, rent to own options or as a rental house. Looking for a place to settle down? Search in neighborhoods like Southeast Redmond or Ames Lake.
Shopping Opportunities. The premiere shopping destination in Redmond is the Redmond Town Center, which offers 110 stores in an outdoor mall setting. Historic Redmond Downtown offers a more intimate shopping experience consisting of quaint boutiques and charming shops.
Overall Great Place to Live. In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Redmond as the number five on its "Best Places to Live in America" list. From new mansions to rent to own homes, Redmond has something for everyone in the Evergreen State. Search areas like Avondale/White and City Center. You'll get to be friends with your neighbors, too, since the annual residential turnover is only 27%.
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