Kirkland

A city that seamlessly blends the serene beauty of its parks and beaches with the dynamic pulse of its tech community.

Welcome to Kirkland

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A lakeside haven brimming with tech innovation and cultural riches
 
Kirkland, nestled along the picturesque waterfront of Lake Washington, is a city that seamlessly blends the serene beauty of its parks and beaches with the dynamic pulse of its tech community. Home to companies like Google and Microsoft, Kirkland is a nucleus of innovation and cultural diversity. The city's waterfront, with its marina and array of waterfront parks, provides residents with an unparalleled quality of life that is both leisurely and lively.
 
The convenient location of Kirkland, coupled with its diverse culture, outstanding coffee shops, and celebrated community events, makes it a top choice for those looking to blend big-city amenities with suburban comfort. The city is a tapestry of neighborhoods, each offering a distinct living experience—from the peacefulness of waterfront properties to the suburban sprawl and city conveniences. With its excellent healthcare facilities and the backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Kirkland offers a living experience that is both enriching and inspiring.
 

What to Love

  • Tech Mecca: Thriving tech scene offering ample career opportunities and a forward-thinking atmosphere.
  • Waterfront Lifestyle: Pretty beaches, parks, and a marina for endless aquatic adventures.
  • Cultural Scene: A rich tapestry of arts, culture, and culinary delights to explore.
  • School Excellence: Access to top-tier educational institutions within the Lake Washington School District.
  • Community Spirit: A bustling calendar of community events fostering a sense of togetherness.

Local Lifestyle

Kirkland promotes a lifestyle that celebrates diversity, community, and the great outdoors. It's a city where the mornings might start with a coffee from a local cafe followed by a jog in Marina Park, and the evenings are spent enjoying waterfront dining or attending a show at the Kirkland Performance Center. The city's cultural fabric is woven from the threads of its various communities, with festivals and art galleries highlighting the richness of life here. Kirkland’s identity is marked by its dual commitment to maintaining lush natural spaces and fostering technological innovation.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Dining in Kirkland is a gastronomic delight, with establishments like Cafe Juanita serving up Northern Italian cuisine that tantalizes the taste buds. The culinary scene continues with the rustic charm of DERU Market, the sophisticated atmosphere of Woodblock, and the spirited ambiance of Bottle and Bull. For those who appreciate the finesse of French cuisine, Le Grand Bistro Americain provides a refined dining experience that's both authentic and memorable.
 

Things to Do

The city is a hub of activity with events like Kirkland Uncorked and Summerfest, which not only celebrate the warmth of summer but also bring together the community in festive spirits. For movie enthusiasts, Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights offer a chance to enjoy cinema under the stars. Parks like Juanita Beach Park and Saint Edward State Park are sanctuaries for nature lovers, offering a wealth of recreational activities, from beach volleyball to woodland hikes. Every corner of Kirkland is an opportunity for new experiences and creating lasting memories.
 

Schools

Education is a cornerstone of the Kirkland community, with institutions like Lake Washington High School and International Community School providing comprehensive and enriching educational programs. For younger students, Peter Kirk Elementary School and Juanita Elementary School lay the groundwork for a love of learning, while Eastside Preparatory School and Goddard School present alternative educational pathways. These schools not only prepare students academically but also contribute to Kirkland’s reputation as an ideal place to raise a family.
 
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Overview for Kirkland, WA

91,656 people live in Kirkland, where the median age is 37.8 and the average individual income is $71,558. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

91,656

Total Population

37.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$71,558

Average individual Income

Around Kirkland, WA

There's plenty to do around Kirkland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
35
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
36
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fuller-Nutrifuel, Spinnaker Chocolate, and Taqueria La Raza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.2 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.57 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.12 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.65 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.67 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kirkland, WA

Kirkland has 37,156 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kirkland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 91,656 people call Kirkland home. The population density is 5,147.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

91,656

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.8

Median Age

50.01 / 49.99%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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37,156

Total Households

2.43

Average Household Size

$71,558

Average individual Income

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Schools in Kirkland, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Kirkland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Lake Washington Technical Academy
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kamiakin Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northstar Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
International Community School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Juanita Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
No rating available
Lakeview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Mark Twain Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Peter Kirk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kirkland Childrens School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Helen Keller Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lake Washington High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Robert Frost Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Henry David Thoreau Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Discovery Community School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Carl Sandburg Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Finn Hill Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Kirkland Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Rose Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Environmental & Adventure School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Holy Family Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Eastside Preparatory School
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available

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