Kirkland, Washington rocks! According to the July issue of Seattle magazine, Kirkland is just behind Queen Anne as the best overall neighborhood in the Seattle area. According to the magazine Kirkland is Seattle’s Sausalito, a suburb with great access to the water.
- Great Lake Washington access
- Good schools
- A compact, walkable downtown
- Plenty of restaurants
- Many outdoor public pool parks, some right on the water
- Reasonably stress-free access to Seattle
Seattle magazine picked the Top Ten Best Neighborhoods and Kirkland came out #7. The ratings are based on a study of 5 issues: housing affordability, WASL scores, and minutes to downtown, crime rates and % of home appreciation.