The city of Kirkland, Washington is located in the Seattle metropolitan area.
The character of Kirkland is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. Green spaces, including Denny Park and Bridle Trails State Park, are very well-spread out and there are over 50 of them close by for residents to visit, making them easy to reach. This city is also quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to the railway line or Interstate 405.
In Kirkland, the majority of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This city has a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 70% of the units in the city are occupied by home owners whereas renters occupy the remainder. Around 40% of properties in this city were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Home buyers will appreciate that no matter where their house is located in this city, primary schools are nearby. However, locals may consider it difficult to reach high schools as a pedestrian. Residents have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. As far as food is concerned, some, but not all, house buyers in Kirkland will live within walking distance of one of about 50 supermarkets. A limited number of restaurants and coffee shops can be found as well.
Commuting by car is very convenient in Kirkland. Parking is easy, and many houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 405. In contrast, the public transit network in Kirkland is not very practical. Nevertheless, home owners are served by about 30 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most properties. This part of the Seattle metropolitan area is not especially well-suited for traveling on foot as running daily errands is sometimes difficult by walking.