Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Redmond

Redmond is an affluent Eastside city that is best known as the home of tech giants Microsoft and Nintendo. Because of its job opportunities, Redmond is home to a mix of urban professionals who occupy an increasing number of condos, and families looking to take advantage of its large, wooded lots and suburban atmosphere.

History

Originally named ‘Salmonburg’ after the native fish, the town was eventually renamed after homesteader Luke McRedmond, who was also the town’s first postmaster. Redmond was forever changed when Microsoft moved its headquarters to the city in the 1980’s, and it is now a hub for technology companies.

Points of Interest

Redmond offers a small-town feel with a sophisticated, multicultural vibe, thanks to the influx of tech workers from around the world. The Redmond Town Center offers great shopping and dining, Marymoor Park hosts nationally known musical acts, movies, and festivals; and thanks to its regular cycling events and designation as the endpoint of the Burke-Gilman Trail, Redmond is known as the bicycle capital of the Northwest.