|Redmond, Washington is located at the northern end of Lake Sammamish in King County just 15 miles on 'The Eastside' of Seattle. The home of Microsoft and Nintendo, Redmond is the self proclaimed "bicycle capital of the Northwest". Redmond hosts Bicycle Derby Days each July with an annual bike race on city streets and the state's only velodrome.
Redmond's park system consists of over 34 parks totaling over 1,350 acres and 25 miles of biking/hiking trails. Marymoor Park is the largest park in the King County system with sports fields, a highly popular dog walk trail, and 'pea-patch' gardens.
Redmond is part of the Lake Washington School District. The School District serves residents in Redmond, Kirkland and a portion of the city of Sammamish. LWSD is rated in the State's top 10% of best schools. The public district's schools in Redmond include nine elementary schools, three junior high schools, and Redmond High School. Three private schools offer secondary education: the Overlake School (secular), the Bear Creek School (Christian), and the Conservatory High School (for performing arts students). DigiPen Institute of Technology (a college for students in the field of video games) and the main campus of Lake Washington Technical College are also located in Redmond.
The Redmond Regional Library is the second-largest library facility in the King County Library System.
Included among Redmond's many neighborhoods and communities are:Union Hill which offers many homes on acreage; Redmond Ridge on Novelty Hill is a planned development of homes, condos, schools and shopping near the new Trilogy golf course; Redmond North/Education Hill, and Rose Hill.
The first white settlers arrived in the 1870s with Luke McRedmond filing a homestead claim for land next to the Sammamish River on September 9 , 1870. The following year Warren Perrigo took up land adjacent to him. The rivers and streams had so many salmon that the settlement was initially named Salmonberg. As more settlers arrived, and with the establishment of the first post office in 1881 , the name of the community was changed to Melrose. The new name was taken from the Perrigos' successful inn, Melrose House, which upset McRedmond. After becoming postmaster , he successfully petitioned to have the name changed to Redmond in 1883. Read More...
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