Ranked by Forbes Magazine in 2012 as America's Friendliest Town to live in.
This really was a rural area until the 1970s when subdivisions began to spring up. It now has one of the highest incomes per household in Washington state. It is split between two school districts: the north half of Sammamish is in the Lake Washington School District and the south half in the Issaquah School District. Many parents are here precisely for the public school education. In addition, there are country estates along with lakes, wildlife (especially deer), and two very good golf courses.
Sammamish borders Lake Sammamish to the west, Issaquah to the south, unincorporated King County to the east, along with Redmond to the north.
As the baby of the area, just over 15 years old, Sammamish is full of large single-family houses. Known for their wonderful waterside homes, their fantastic views, and access to recreational activities, Sammamish is a much sought after town.
Sammamish has great public schools in the area and has access to both Lake Washington School District schools and Issaquah school district.
landmarks & Scenes:
There are lots of parks, lakes and walking trails so regardless of the weather - get out there and enjoy.
For fun, tongue-in-cheek ‘yarn bombings’ happen to trees - which is why trees may all of a sudden be wearing "socks."
Food & Drink:
There are lots of places that are family friendly to take the kids out to dinner. Try MOD pizza for a local spin on a fast but good pizza made right on the spot for you.
All the basic needs are met with several grocery stores and drugstores. A new Trader Joe's has finally opened up on the Plateau.
Sports & Outdoors:
Like Redmond, you have access to trails and woods for hiking and biking. There are several lakes with parks to enjoy in the summer, including Pine Lake. A skatepark is adjacent to Sammamish City Hall, in addition to two private golf clubs: Sahalee Country Club and the Plateau Club.
arts & culture:
There are lots of activities to satisfy your entertainment needs. You can choose between Fourth on the Plateau, a July 4th fireworks celebration, Summer Concerts in the Park, Teenfest Skate Competition with Live Music, Sammamish Days in August, and an Arts Fair in October.
Needless to say, Sammamish is a family land. Take the kiddos to the Sammamish Farmer's Market, Ebright Creek Park, Beaver Lake Park, or of course, Pine Lake Park.