Kirkland

If you are looking for a home where you have the space to stretch, then Kirkland is the place for you.
 

WELCOME TO KIRKLAND


Kirkland boasts a thriving economy and A+ amenities.

Kirkland’s name comes from Peter Kirk, an English industrialist who came in the 1880’s to establish his vision of a steel manufacturing town. Although the steel business never took off due to the financial crisis of 1893, Kirkland did eventually become very successful in the wool milling and shipbuilding industries. Today, Kirkland boasts a thriving economy and A+ amenities.

If you are looking for a home where you have the space to stretch, then Kirkland is the place for you. With its tree-lined streets and beautifully-kept public waterfront parks, this particular suburb of Seattle has a luxurious, charming allure all its own.

WHAT TO EXPECT


A community-centered, waterfront neighborhood, with a relaxed attitude.

Kirkland is a place that has leisure right. Any day of the week, its residents can be found on and around the water, kayaking, paddle boarding, or grabbing lunch on the docks. This neighborhood has been described as “a Pacific Northwest beach town”, and offers an impressive number of small, boutique shops and a wide selection of award-winning wineries, bars, and tasting rooms to explore. You’ll never be at a loss for relaxing activities here.

THE LIFESTYLE


This sleepy city may not be as sleepy as you think.

Kirkland enjoys a thriving economy, with branches of many notable companies making it their home. Commercial residents include Tableau, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. For those who commute, downtown Seattle is a mere half-hour away via the 520 bridge. Families with children will enjoy access to the Lake Washington and Northshore school districts, both of which have been ranked in the top ten districts in the state of Washington, based on high test scores and college data.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL


Kirkland prioritizes the enjoyment of the waterfront for all.

In fact, 25% of beachfront property along Lake Washington is encapsulated by an extensive and well-maintained public parks system. Marina Park is a wonderful place to bring a dog, catch the sunset, and maybe even spot a bald eagle. After a relaxed day sunning on the docks, be sure to stop by Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen on Lake Street. Fans of this authentically Thai, cafe-esque restaurant can’t seem to find enough superlatives to describe it. The best way to enjoy is to go family-style with a couple of friends, and try as many dishes as you can. Or else, don’t forget to peruse “The Alley” Art and Wine Walk, hosted every second Thursday of the month. With local art, live music, and award-winning wine produced in the region, need we say more?

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH


Have your weekend, all week long.

You'll love Kirkland if you’re a weekend warrior who loves to explore trails and the waterfront on the weekends, but enjoy easy access to Seattle. You like to get to know your neighbors, and appreciate having the ability to take it slow and savor every moment.

Overview for Kirkland, WA

98,179 people live in Kirkland, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $63,865.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,179

Total Population

38.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$63,865.21

Average individual Income

Around Kirkland, WA

There's plenty to do around Kirkland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

40
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
35
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
36
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Adrish - Zero Waste Lifestyle, Thumbprints Baking, and Taqueria La Raza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.66 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.12 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.42 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.44 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kirkland, WA

Kirkland has 39,722 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kirkland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 98,179 people call Kirkland home. The population density is 4,485.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,179

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.4

Median Age

49.34 / 50.66%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
39,722

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$63,865.21

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Kirkland, WA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Kirkland. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Lake Washington Technical Academy
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kamiakin Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Northstar Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
International Community School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
5/5
Juanita Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
1st - 5th
No rating available
Lakeview Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Mark Twain Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Peter Kirk Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Kirkland Childrens School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Helen Keller Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lake Washington High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Robert Frost Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Henry David Thoreau Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Discovery Community School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Carl Sandburg Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Finn Hill Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Kirkland Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Rose Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Environmental & Adventure School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Holy Family Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Eastside Preparatory School
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available

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