Introduction to Sammamish, Washington
Sammamish, Washington, in King county, is 6 miles E of Bellevue, Washington (center to center) and 12 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,104 people lived in Sammamish.
Sammamish Plateau existed as an unincorporated part of King County through most of its history. A vote to join neighboring Issaquah was held in 1991 but failed. The following year saw another unsuccessful effort, this time for incorporation. Shortly after, there was a renewed movement for cityhood, driven by the frustration over the development policies of the county government. This effort was approved by voters in 1998, and Sammamish was officially incorporated in August 1999.
Sammamish and nearby Attractions
- Alexander Beach
- Lake Sammamish State Park
- Sahalee Country Club
- Beaver Lake Preserve
- Ebright Creek Park
- Sammamish Commons
Things To Do In Sammamish
There are plenty of opportunities for water recreation at Lake Sammamish and Lake Sammamish State Park. The city is full of greenery with scenic woods and hiking trails. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted with the world class facilities offered at Sahalee Country Club and Plateau Club. The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra has local artists as well as the neighborhood performing five concerts every year.
It takes a short drive to reach Boeing Field/King County International Airport.
Sammamish Higher Education
Bellevue Community College, City University, Renton Technical College, and Seattle University provide opportunities for higher education.