Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Kirkland Moving Company and it is our pleasure to share an overview of Kirkland, Washington.
The city of Kirkland, located on the Northeastern shore of Lake Washington, across the lake from Seattle, is named for early settler, Peter Kirk. The town grew slowly and steadily and by the time a second floating bridge was built in the 1960s, Kirkland, along with Bellevue and Redmond had become known as Seattle’s Eastside, a suburban community largely made up of middle-class families and commuters.
The city’s strong local economy is characterized by a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, light industrial and manufacturing, and a growing base of high-tech and home-based businesses. There are five very different commercial areas. Downtown has galleries, restaurants, and professional services. Carillon Point is a first class office and retail development on the waterfront. Totem Lake is home to a retail mall and a concentration of medical and high tech firms. Neighborhood business districts in Juanita, Houghton and Bridle Trails serve local needs and provide support services to Kirkland regional businesses.
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Kirkland is part of the Lake Washington School District which is in the top 10 districts in the State. It serves an approximate student population of 24,332 and with 1,462 full-time classroom teachers, the district’s overall student/teacher ratio is 16.6/1. They allocate approximately $3,882 per pupil for instructional expenses. The classroom teachers average 13.9 years of experience and 53.9% have a masters degree or higher. Bellevue Community College is right down the road and nearby there are also several excellent four year university options such as the University of Washington.
Kirkland is proud of its extensive and diverse set of waterfront parks. Lake Washington Boulevard is filled with walkers, joggers, bicyclists, roller bladders traversing the short mile from Marina Park to Carillon Point. The city also offers a rich variety of neighborhood playgrounds, ball fields, walking trails, natural and landscaped open spaces and an outdoor public swimming pool. Bridle Trails State Park, Yarrow Bay Wetlands and Juanita Bay Park are Kirkland jewels. In all, the city has preserved more of its waterfront in accessible parkland than any other city in the state. Other events and activities include kayak and canoe or boat tours, excellent restaurants, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland Performance Center, live lounge entertainment and the TASTE! Kirkland Family Festival. The great outdoors of the Northwest is nearby and the world class venues of the NW Metroplex gives easy access to all of the adult entertainment of the big city. Many community volunteer options exist and numerous local churches offer the opportunity for a vibrant spiritual life.
The city is one of the top 10 wealthiest communities in the state so it’s no surprise that homes can be pricey.
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