About the area:
Whether you're looking for a bustling city atmosphere or a quiet country refuge, the communities that constitute "the Eastside" (East of Lake Washington including Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah) offer diverse choices. Eastside residents enjoy easy access to both work and play.
Seattle is the economic, cultural and social hub of the Pacific Northwest. With a population of more than half a million, the city is a growing and vibrant urban center. Seattle's many neighborhoods and surrounding communities reflect the diversity of its residents. These neighborhoods and communities provide the cultural diversity, richness and sophistication of a large city. Yet, the small-town feeling of each area gives Seattle residents a sense of community.