The city of Sammamish was incorporated in 1999 and has experienced strong growth as the Eastside suburbs of Seattle have expanded with our region’s economy. As other closer-in suburbs like Bellevue and Kirkland have become more urban in character, Sammamish is popular for its residential suburban feel. Situated on the hilly shores east of Lake Sammamish, the city, locally known as “the plateau”, features a landscape of trees, hills, and small lakes. Over 67,000 residents call Sammamish home. In 2021, the City of Sammamish was named the best small city in the U.S. by Wallethub for the second year in a row.
The recreation options are endless in Sammamish. Nearby Lake Sammamish State Park offers abundant recreation. Beaver Lake and Pine Lake are the two biggest lakes in the city. There are numerous hiking trails and scenic woods around the housing developments and five major city parks are developed here including Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, NE Sammamish Park, East Sammamish Park, and Ebright Creek Park.
Sammamish is home to two private golf courses: the Plateau Club, and Sahalee Country Club, which hosted the 1998 PGA Championship, the 2002 World Golf Championship, the USGA Senior Open in 2010, and the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.