Issaquah sits at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, just 20 minutes from Seattle. With its historic downtown, Issaquah offers small town charm with equal accessibility to city life and outdoor recreation. Approximately 40,000 residents call Issaquah home.
There are more than 200 miles of hiking trails surrounding Issaquah and the ski lift at Snoqualmie Pass is just 35 minutes away. The city is located at the south end of Lake Sammamish, and the state park here includes boat ramps, swimming areas and picnic facilities. Salmon returning from the Pacific Ocean to spawn can be seen in downtown Issaquah at the state’s most visited salmon hatchery. Don’t miss the annual Salmon Days festival the first weekend in October.
Historic Front Street and nearby Gilman Village offer shops, cafes, restaurants, and the Village Theatre. The Pickering Place shopping center has an array of shops, restaurants and a multi-screen movie complex for an abundance of fun and entertainment. Recently-developed Issaquah Highlands and the Grand Ridge Plaza is a self-contained community on the hill above town, and has become a popular new address.