Home to the Microsoft Headquarters, Redmond is a powerful suburban city located northeast of Seattle. Comprised of nice residential neighborhoods around an impressive new town center, Redmond is a fascinating town to explore and live. Redmond is even deemed as the Bicycle Capitol of the Northwest! Originally founded as a logging town, Redmond has become a powerful landmark of technology and innovation as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America.
Built in 1986, the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond is a sprawling 500 acres and employs 30,000-40,000 people. Microsoft has been consistently ranked as one of the best tech companies in the world to work for. The Microsoft Redmond campus is basically a city within a city! Aside from Microsoft, Redmond is also the home of Nintendo, and is within close driving distance to biotech companies in Bothell, Amazon and tech in Seattle, Boeing and T-Mobile in Bellevue, and Google in Kirkland.
The new Redmond Town Center is a favorite place among local residents. It houses more than 110 shops, restaurants, lodging places, and entertainment venues. Another favorite in Redmond is Marymoor Park, the oldest, largest, and by far most popular park in King County. The popular park has trails, sports fields, an outdoor concert venue, and a Velodrome track. During the summer Marymoor Park hosts large concerts each week that are popular with people from all around the Seattle area!
Average list price: $700,000
Median sale price: $629,000
Median household income: $103,409
School rating: A
Colleges/Universities: Digipen Institute of Technology
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