- First city on the Eastside, founded in 1888, Kirkland has recently been ranked as fifth best place to live in the USA by Money Magazine. The views alone would earn it a good rating!
- Thirteen distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own neighborhood association, allow Kirkland to maintain a small-town appeal and yet work together as a single community.
- Kirkland is the only Eastside town to have downtown frontage on Lake Washington, which it takes full advantage of with award-winning hotels, restaurants with wide-ranging cuisine, and inviting wineries. A performing arts center, galleries and outdoor sculptures dot the area, as well as sports facilities and pavilions.
- The events list is extensive – Kirkland Summerfest, Kirkland Oktoberfest, Summer Concert Series, 4th of July Celebration, Classic Car show, Kirkland Artist Studio Tours, and the 7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling event.
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