Local Area

The Puget Sound region of Washington State boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. The forests, mountains, and lakes will take your breath away. The Mt. Rainierarea is a nature lover’s dream, and is also rich with culture and world-class attractions. There is no other place with such stunning and distinct land and seascapes, spectacular backdrops, diverse plant and animal life, majestic mountains and deep-green forests. Housing options in this region range from apartments to luxury homes, and everything in between.

On the eastside of Lake Washington are three major cities: Issaquah, Sammamish, and Bellevue.

Sammamish was ranked 15th in the best places to live in the United States in 2011 by CNN money magazine, and in 2012, Forbes listed it as the number one friendliest town in the United States.

Issaquah has many local attractions: Village Theater, Salmon Days Festival, Cougar Mountain Zoo, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Gilman Village, Tiger Mountain, and one of the only two remaining XXX Root Beer Restaurants.

Bellevue was ranked number one in 2008 as the best place to live and launch a business by CNN Money’s List, and in 2010 was ranked as the 4th best place to live in America.

This region has some of the best parks and hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from 200 parks and 175 miles of trails.

King County is home to beautiful lakes for recreation. From boating, fishing, swimming, relaxing on the beach, to observing wildlife, there is something for everybody to enjoy.

In 2013, Newsweek named Bellevue, Sammamish, and Issaquah schools to its list of “America’s Best High Schools.”

King County has some of the top hospitals in the country. The University of Washington Medical Center ranks in the top ten cancer hospitals in the United States, and Seattle Children’s Hospital ranks in the top ten for both cancer hospitals in the country for children and best neonatology. Overlake, Swedish, and Harborview are all award winning hospitals located in King County.