The city of Redmond is located in the heart of what is known as Seattle’s Eastside (16 miles east of Seattle) in King County, Washington.  Redmond is best known for being the home-base for Microsoft and Nintendo of America as well as “the bicycle capital of the Northwest,” with the famous Velodrome at Marymore Park. 

The city is known for its natural beauty, located between Washington’s beautiful Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, and surrounded by lush evergreen forests.

Redmond has a historic downtown adjacent to a modern downtown, just minutes from downtown Seattle and Bellevue.  Centrally located between the big city and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Redmond is also known for its affluence due to the many high paid tech workers, especially with companies like Microsoft and Nintendo headquartered there.  Redmond and Bellevue serve as the Eastside’s commercial and retail centers, attracting traditional commerce and entrepreneurs of all types.

Redmond has much to offer in the way of leisure activities and entertainment, and has become a popular getaway destination for people looking to have fun.  The Redmond Town Center, for example, has over 100 shops, several restaurants, live theater and world-class hotels.  The city also has 34 outdoor parks and 17 miles of trails for walking, biking, skating and horseback riding. 

A picturesque landscape, mild climate, meandering bike paths, great shopping, top-notch outdoor concerts and year around family events make Redmond, WA an exceptional place to live!

Redmond has a strong sense of community with distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique character.  Neighborhoods in Redmond include:  Anderson Park, Bear Creek, Carter, Downtown, East Hill, Education Hill, English Hill, Grasslawn, North Redmond, Old Town, Overlake, River Bend  River Trail, Rose Hill (Willows), Sammamish Trail, Sammamish Valley, Southeast Redmond, Town Center, Town Square, Trestle and Valley View. 

If you’re in the market to buy Redmond real estate or thinking about relocating to Redmond, WA, you will find many residential options to choose from.

Whether you are looking for Redmond water-front luxury homes, Redmond condominiums, Redmond town homes or Redmond single-family homes in one of the many beautiful residential neighborhoods, Redmond, WA has something for every taste, lifestyle and budget! 

For information about Redmond homes for sale, selling your existing Redmond real estate property, Redmond investment property for sale or property management services in Redmond, please fill out the online contact form.

Redmond WA Demographics & Education 

The population of Redmond is 52,468 (as of 2009) and the median age is 38.2 years.  56.44% of people in Redmond are married and 10.95% are divorced.  The average household size in Redmond is 2.29 people.  50.43% of the people in Redmond are male and 49.57% are female. 71.78% of people are white, 1.78% Black, 8.95% Hispanic, 18.39% Asian, 0.46% Native American and 7.59% claim other.

94.41% of the people in Redmond are high school graduates, 7.69% are 2 year college graduates, 36.06% are 4 year graduates and 16.94% of the people have graduate degrees.   

Redmond WA Geography and Climate

Redmond is bordered by Kirkland to the west, Bellevue to the southwest and Sammamish to the southeast. The city is located at the north end of Lake Sammamish, with the Sammamish River running through its center.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles.  

Redmond has a moderate climate and gets about 35 inches of rain per year, 3 inches of snowfall and 152 days of measurable precipitation (rain and drizzle).  On average, there are 155 sunny days per year in Redmond with July highs around 75 degrees and January lows is around 37 degrees.  

Redmond, WA Economy

Several high-tech companies are based in Redmond.  The largest employer is Microsoft Corporation, with over 93,000 full-time workers and more than 8 million square feet of office space in the Seattle – Eastside region.  Most of Microsoft’s offices are in Redmond with additional offices in Bellevue and Issaquah. 

Other companies  headquartered in Redmond include:  Concur, AT&T Advanced Digital Information Corp.,Visible.net, Data I/O Corporation and Alcide Corp. 

The median household income in Redmond is $84,023.  Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.14%.  56.60% of Redmond’s employed population hold jobs in management, business and financial operations, and professional and related occupations. The unemployment rate in Redmond is 7.10%. 

Arts & Entertainment

Redmond offers great experiences like Arts in the Parks, Redmond Town Center’s Concert series during the summer and Redmond’s Winter Performance Series.  Redmond also has a live repertory theater, outdoor sculpture exhibits and numerous events and festivals year around. 

Performing arts in Redmond include:  the Eastside Symphony and the Second Story Repertory theater company. Redmond has an extensive collection of intriguing outdoor sculptures throughout its parks and streets,  many of which are part of a rotating sculpture exhibition. 

The Old Redmond Firehouse is a hub for local teens in the thriving Eastside independent music scene. Redmond also hosts an annual summer concert series at the amphitheater in Marymoor and Cirque du Soleil also sets up in Marymoor when visiting the Seattle area.

Parks in Redmond, WA 

Redmond, WA has an extensive park system throughout the city, including 23 developed parks with 17 miles of developed trails and 8 undeveloped parks with nine miles of undeveloped trails.  Redmond’s park system includes:   Anderson Park, Bear Creek Park, Bridle Trails State Park, Cascade View Park, East Lake Sammamish Waterfront Park, Edge Skate, Park at 83rd Street, Farrel-McWhirter Park, Grass Lawn Community Park, Jonathan Hartman Park, Idylwood Beach Park, Arthur Johnson Park, Juel Community Park, Luke McRedmond, Landing, Marymoor Regional Park, King Co. Park, Meadow Park, NE Redmond Area Park, Nike Park, Perrigo Community Park, Redmond Pool, Redmond West Wetlands, Reservoir Park, Sammamish Valley Park, Sixty Acres Park, Spiritbrook Park, Sunset Gardens Park, Viewpoint Open Space, Viewpoint Park, Watershed Preserve, Westside Park and Willows Creek Park.  

For information about Redmond homes for sale, selling your existing Redmond real estate property, Redmond investment property for sale or property management services in Redmond, please fill out the online contact form or give VerraTerra a call.

Colleges/Universities in or near Redmond, WA

Colleges/universities in Redmond include:  Northwest graduate School of Ministry and DigiPen Institute of Technology (the top college for students in the field of video game development and production animation). 

Colleges/universities nearest to Redmond include:  Bellevue College, City University (Bellevue), Lake Washington Technical College (Kirkland), Seattle Community Colleges and Art Institute of Seattle.

Public Secondary Schools in Redmond, WA

Redmond is part of the Lake Washington School District, which encompasses Kirkland and parts of Sammamish and Woodinville.  Public schools in Redmond include:  nine elementary schools, three junior high schools (Redmond Jr. High, Evergreen Jr. High, Rose Hill Jr. High), and Redmond High School.  The English Hill in North Redmond (unincorporated King County) is served by the Northshore School District and Redmond Ridge is served by the Riverview School District.

Hospitals/Medical Centers in or near Redmond, WA

Hospitals/medical centers in Redmond, WA include: Group Health Eastside. Other hospitals/medical centers near Redmond include: Overlake Hospital medical Center (Bellevue), Evergreen Hospital Medical Center (Kirkland) and Fairfax Hospital (Kirkland).

Redmond, WA Transportation

The average one-way commute time in Redmond, WA is around 23 minutes. 77% of commuters drive their own car, 12% carpool with others, 4% take mass transit and 4% work from home.   

Redmond, WA Zip Codes 

Zip codes:   98052, 98053, 98073.

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Redmond, WA Real Estate Property Specialists

VerraTerra is not your ordinary Redmond real estate Brokerage.  Unlike most real estate companies that force you to do things one way or their way, we believe you should have choices to pick and choose what best fits your individual needs.  We strive to find new ways to make buying and selling Redmond real estate more efficient AND less costly for our clients, without sacrificing quality or service.

If you are looking forRedmond waterfront homesRedmond luxury homesRedmond single-family homesRedmond townhomes or Redmond condominiums, or you are looking to sell your existing Redmond real estate, we can take care of your real estate needs! 

If you own investment property in Redmond and need property management services, VerraTerra Property Management can take care of tenent placement and monthly management for you.

Our mission is to provide outstanding customer service to all of our clients while utilizing the best practices and systems available!  For more information about VerraTerra real estate services and how we can best serve you, please fill out the online contact form or give us call at 425.223.4828.