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Bothell, Washington is located along the Sammamish River, which connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington. The population was 30,150 at the 2000 census.

Bothell is a geographical oddity in that it straddles two counties, King County and Snohomish County.  Because most streets in Bothell are numbered and not named, this has the unfortunate side-effect of causing all streets that cross the county line to change numbers. For example, 104th Avenue NE in King County becomes 23rd Avenue SE when it crosses into Snohomish County.

      Education

Bothell is home to Cascadia Community College and a satellite campus of the University of Washington. The two institutions share the same campus, which opened in the year 2000, and are closely linked. Schools for Bothell students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade are part of the Northshore School District

      History

Prior to European settlement, the Sammamish River Valley from Lake Washington to Issaquah Creek south and upstream of Lake Sammamish was inhabited by a population of as many as 200 native Americans known as the Sammamish. The Sammamish were relocated after the Puget Sound War in 1856 to reservations and non-reservation lands.

In 1870, Columbus S. Greenleaf and George R. Wilson filed land claims in the area abandoned by the Sammamish near present-day Bothell, and built homes. Eight families followed over the next six years. In 1876, Canadian George Brackett bought land and began commercial logging out of a camp located on the north bank of the Sammamish River in what is now the heart of downtown Bothell. A store, school, and sawmill followed over the next several years.

In 1885, Brackett sold 80 acres to David Bothell, a settler from Pennsylvania. The town's first postmaster, who bought his property from Bothell, named the town in his honor in 1888. Later that same year, a local railroad was built through the town to transport coal from Issaquah.

Bothell continued to grow as logging expanded and boat traffic brought increasing amounts of goods and passengers up and down the river. As more people moved into the area, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to dredge and straighten the Sammamish River in the years shortly after Bothell's incorporation on April 14, 1909.  Most boat traffic came to an abrupt end only a few years later when Lake Washington was lowered in 1917. Water transport also shifted to trucks after a brick road was built from Seattle. The logging economy declined quickly around the same time, and the local economy shifted to farming.

After World War II, better highways and a post-war boom brought suburban development to Bothell. These new neighborhoods and a series of annexations dramatically expanded Bothell's population from about 1000 in 1950 to over 30,000 as of 2006. Bothell was mostly a bedroom community for people working in Seattle until the 1990s when business development brought new jobs to create a regional employment center with about 20,000 jobs, many in high technology sectors such as biotechnology and software development.

Some Information courtesy of wikipedia.org

 


Bothell Neighborhoods


Bothell has several distinct neighborhoods. These include:

  • Downtown Bothell, north of Bothell Way on the north side of the Sammamish River, an area originally settled by pioneers and contains a business district along Main Street, and several blocks of residences at the foot of Beckstrom Hill. It also contains city hall and the police station, the Bothell Library, and Pop Keeney Stadium.
  • Riverfront, south of Bothell Way and mostly along the south side of the river near Riverside Drive, contains Sammamish River Park, Blyth Park, several residences, and the Northshore Senior Center.
  • Westhill is a mid-20th century residential expansion on the hill to the west of downtown, and includes Bothell High School and Westhill Elementary School.
  • Maywood/Beckstrom Hill is a residential neighborhood on the hill north of downtown, and is the location of Maywood Hills Elementary School and St. Brendan's Parish School.
  • North Creek, named for Bothell's second-largest waterway, is a business and light industrial district with several large big box retail stores, and the production facility for the Seattle Times.
  • Pioneer Hills is a residential community on the hills east of North Creek that borders Woodinville, and contains Woodin Elementary School.
  • Norway Hill is a residential neighborhood overlooking downtown from the south. Most but not all of Norway Hill is outside the official city limits.
  • Waynita is a residential neighborhood along Waynita Way between Wayne Curve and nearby Juanita. Wayne Golf Course is in Waynita.
  • Queensgate is a residential neighborhood along Brickyard Road east of I-405, south of the Sammamish River and adjacent to nearby Woodinville.
  • Lake Pleasant/Country Village is the area bordering the wooded and winding portion of Bothell-Everett Highway between downtown and Canyon Park. Lake Pleasant hosts an RV park, and Country Village is an outdoor shopping center.
  • Shelton View is a residential neighborhood north of Westhill in Snohomish County containing Shelton View Elementary.
  • Canyon Park is a commercial and business district at the junction of Bothell-Everett Highway and Interstate 405, with several restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and several major employers.
  • Fitzgerald is a southern extension of Canyon Park containing Canyon Park Junior High.
  • Queensborough/Brentwood is a residential neighborhood west and north of Canyon Park, containing Frank Love Elementary School and Wallace Swamp Creek Park.
  • Canyon Creek is the residential area east of Canyon Park and south of Maltby Road, with two elementary schools.
  • Thrasher's Corner is a retail district mostly outside the city limits of Bothell, that along with the residential Red Hawk neighborhood to the east is part of the city's official planning area.
  • Mays Pond (sometimes classified as part of Mill Creek).

Prior to 1993, the nearby city of Woodinville was unincorporated, and some of its neighborhoods were considered part of Bothell and were being considered for annexation. The people of Woodinville voted in 1992 to incorporate, and early the next year many of these communties officially became part of Woodinville.



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