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Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is the leading Redmond Moving Company and it is our pleasure to share an overview of Redmond, Washington.
The Sammamish River Valley is filled with water, green hills and sky and is tucked into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains just east of Lake Washington 16 miles from Seattle. For hundreds of years the Sammamish People lived in the valley subsisting off of the land and residing at the mouth of what they called the Squak River. But in the mid 1800s an explosion of white immigrants, bringing their own culture and industry, overpowered them. Called Salmonberg, then Melrose, the town’s first postmaster, Luke McRedmond, officially recorded the city’s name as Redmond. Logging and timber products operations created a rollicking town with a stagecoach office, saloons and hotels, blacksmiths and eateries and attracted the railroad in 1888. As logging operations moved eastward, dairy farms, chicken ranches, and truck farms sprang up. Redmond was eventually “discovered” and within 30 years transitioned from a rural farm town, to a bedroom community and finally to a complete commercial and residential city on its own.
Today, the citizens of Redmond number 49,890 and the city enjoys a diverse and growing economic base as the home of some of the major high-tech, retail and service providing firms in the country. Microsoft, the company that changed the way the world works, has its international headquarters and 400 acre campus there. Within the city these companies employ nearly 50,000 workers. Redmond families enjoy one of the top incomes in the state and they are helped to spend it by the many shopping opportunities in an historic downtown or a new Town Center.
Lake Washington School District serves a student population of 24,332. With 1,462 full-time classroom teachers, the district’s overall student/teacher ratio is 16.6/1. Classroom teachers average 13.9 years of experience and 53.9% have a masters degree or higher. The district spends $3,882 per pupil for instructional expenses. Its students place well above average on state standardized tests and on the SAT exam. Higher education opportunities include nearby Bellevue Community College and several excellent four year university options such as the University of Washington Bothell and Northwest University in Kirkland.
Redmond has been a Tree City USA for 7 consecutive years. It has over 31 parks, over 1,148 acres of open space and 17 miles of walking, biking, skating, and horseback riding trails. There is a 45 foot climbing wall, a model airplane flying circuit, a dog park, summer concerts and a velodrome. There are teen, community and senior centers and an active local arts community. The NW Metroplex and the great outdoors offer sailing, camping, ballet, skiing, museums, whale watching, opera, snowmobiling, live theatre, hang gliding, symphony, night clubs, casinos, professional sports, car and horse racing.
Redmond is a powerful engine of international ideas attracting some of the brightest minds and highest wage earners in the world. Buyers often create bidding wars for homes.
Hansen Bros. is the leading Redmond Moving Company. For more information about storage needs or moving to or from Redmond, Washington, please call Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage at 1-888-300-7222 or contact us.
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