Kirkland is nestled on the sparkling northeastern shores of Lake Washington and is surrounded by towering evergreen trees, with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline in the distance. With Bellevue and Redmond just minutes away, and downtown Seattle just minutes more, Kirkland provides easy access to big, urban areas while still maintaining a cozy, suburban feel. Kirkland's charming, low-rise downtown area lies right on the lakefront and offers award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, and more. The numerous popular community events that take place show that Kirkland's residents have an obvious sense of pride and involvement in their city. Come discover what makes Kirkland such a Northwest gem.