Introduction to Redmond, Washington
Redmond, Washington, in King county, is 5 miles NE of Bellevue, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles NE of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 45,256 people lived in Redmond.
European settlers arrived in this area in the 1870s. Luke McRedmond was among the earliest settlers. The settlement was initially called Salmonberg, in reference to the abundance of salmon in the local rivers and streams. The area opened its first post office in 1881 and the community was renamed Melrose. However, the name was changed to Redmond in 1883 by Luke McRedmond when he became the postmaster.
Redmond and nearby Attractions
- Marymoor Park
- Sammamish River Trail
- The Old Redmond Firehouse
- Overlake Fashion Plaza
- Bear Creek Village
- Redmond Historical Society
Things To Do In Redmond
The city of Redmond has 23 well maintained parks which cover an area of over 1,000 acres. The parks offer several facilities including picnic areas and fields and courts for various sports. Marymoor Park is the largest park in the city and has an outdoor theater, climbing rock, dog park, and velodrome. There are over 17 miles of trails in the city which facilitate bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding.
The Boeing Field/King County International Airport is half an hour drive away.
Redmond Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at Bellevue Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and City University.