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A major technology center and highly sought-after bedroom city for those who work in the dense downtown Seattle area

Welcome to Eastside

Discover this charming and affluent bedroom city

Eastside Seattle represents the many residential communities on the east side of Lake Washington, including communities like Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland, and Newcastle. Eastside is known for its affluent, high-tech neighborhoods and has become a bustling retail hub for trendy and high-end shopping.

Eastside has quickly become a major technology center and highly sought-after bedroom city for those who work in the dense downtown Seattle area. You will find neighborhoods with beautiful outdoor vistas, including plenty of shoreline parks. Every city in the Eastside is charming in its own way, and many have said that the hardest part of choosing a home in the Eastside is choosing between the many wonderful places to live.

What to Love

  • Beautiful homes and quiet neighborhoods
  • Affluent and in-demand real estate
  • Tapestry of parks, green spaces, and shoreline beaches
  • A hub of trendy shops and high-end restaurants
  • Upscale golf courses

Local Lifestyle

Your future lifestyle in Seattle’s Eastside will depend on which Eastside city you choose to settle in. Bellevue is a thriving secondary city off of Seattle with wonderful boutiques, galleries, and a glittering high-rise skyline. At the same time, Redmond is the legendary home of Microsoft and has grown the personality of an evolving tech center with a core downtown district. 

Sammamish is known as the city of trees and is home to some of the most peaceful residential neighborhoods. Issaquah is one of the best places for outdoor activities at the base of the Issaquah Alps, Cascade Mountains, and Lake Sammamish State Park.

Kirkland is a signature waterfront destination and has several high-end restaurants, boutiques, and a bustling lakeside downtown, while Woodinville is the heart of Washington's wine country with over 100 wineries and tasting rooms.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Looking for glamorous things to do in Seattle’s Eastside is not difficult. Start your dazzling exploration at Bellevue Square, a breathtaking two-story shopping mall with over 200 stores anchored by Macy's and Nordstrom. Bellevue Square takes the shopping mall experience to the next level with concierge services and valet parking. It is part of the dual Bellevue Collection alongside its sister-center Lincoln Square.

For open-air luxury shopping, head to The Shops at the Bravern. This outlet has indoor and outdoor shopping with designer locations like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Neiman Marcus, Prada, and a few truly exquisite dining options to finish a perfect day.

The Kirkland Waterfront is a long lakeside district of trendy shops and restaurants, speckled with picturesque parks on the water. Whether you're looking for dinner with a breathtaking view or a shopping center that never ends, you'll find it here.

Things to Do

The Bridle Trails State Park is an incredible place to hike, with enormous trees and well-worn paths. It’s also a fantastic place to ride. Discover the stables and horse show grounds within and book a riding tour.

Head to the Bellevue Downtown Park at the heart of this trendy sleeper city. You'll find a central fountain, a children's playground, and sculptures while surrounded by the glittering beauty of Bellevue's downtown towers.

Every year, the Bellevue Arts Museum throws the Bellevue Arts Fair, which is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The arts fair is the Northwest's largest award-winning arts and crafts festival. With over 300 booths, you can discover a local artist and find amazing, unique pieces for your home each summer.

Lastly, you can't miss the Kirkland Summerfest. This enormous waterfront festival celebrates art and music on the shores of Lake Washington. Summerfest features concerts, parties, barbecues, and entertainment for all ages.

Overview for Eastside, WA

33,232 people live in Eastside, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $27,905. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Eastside, WA

Eastside has 11,478 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Eastside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,232 people call Eastside home. The population density is 7,056.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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51.67 / 48.33%

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Schools in Eastside, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Eastside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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First Creek Middle School
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Concordia Lutheran School
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Blix Elementary
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