Issaquah

Issaquah

Urban Charm Meets Natural Splendor.

Welcome to Issaquah

Urban Charm Meets Natural Splendor.

Issaquah, an enchanting neighborhood that masterfully blends urban sophistication with rural charm, is strategically positioned along the I-90 corridor, offering easy access to both bustling city life and tranquil natural landscapes. This area is renowned for its scenic beauty, surrounded by parks, trails, and open spaces that invite exploration and outdoor activities. As the home of major companies like Costco and REI, Issaquah is a hub for commerce and a community deeply rooted in environmental appreciation and active living.

The town's rich history is palpable in its well-preserved architecture and vibrant cultural scene. From the historic Gilman Village to the contemporary Issaquah Highlands, the community offers diverse shopping, dining, and entertainment options that cater to all tastes and lifestyles. Issaquah’s commitment to maintaining its unique character while embracing growth makes it an attractive place for newcomers seeking a balanced, fulfilling lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Urban amenities amidst rural beauty
  • Rich historical heritage
  • Strong corporate presence
  • Thriving local arts and culture
  • Proximity to natural attractions

Local Lifestyle

Living in Issaquah means embracing a lifestyle where nature and urban conveniences coexist harmoniously. The community is active and engaged, with residents often taking advantage of the area's extensive outdoor amenities for hiking, biking, and exploring. The vibrant local culture, with frequent community events and celebrations like Salmon Days, highlight the town's connection to its natural and cultural heritage. Issaquah's urban centers, such as the Highlands, provide residents with modern conveniences without sacrificing the small-town feel that makes the area so special.

Dining and Shopping

Issaquah's dining scene is a delightful reflection of its diverse community, with options ranging from the cozy and rustic Jaks Grill to the more refined dining experiences offered in areas like the Issaquah Highlands. Gilman Village stands out as a unique shopping and dining destination, housing an array of boutiques and eateries in a charmingly converted lumberyard setting that echoes the town's historical roots.

Shopping in Issaquah combines the pleasure of finding unique local items with the convenience of modern retail spaces. Issaquah Highlands offers a contemporary shopping experience with a mix of national brands and local businesses, ensuring that shopping needs are met right within the neighborhood. Seasonal markets, like the Issaquah Farmers Market, provide opportunities to engage with local artisans and farmers, enhancing the community feel and supporting local economy.

Things to Do

Issaquah is packed with activities catering to the adventurous spirit and those seeking cultural engagement. The surrounding landscapes, including Lake Sammamish State Park and Duthie Hill Trail, offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to immerse themselves in activities like kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking. These natural reserves are perfect for family outings, solo adventures, or relaxing escapes from the urban hustle.

Issaquah thrives with institutions like the Village Theatre, which provides high-quality theatrical productions and educational programs. The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and Cougar Mountain Zoo offer unique educational experiences that connect visitors with the local wildlife and ecosystem, emphasizing the community’s dedication to environmental education and conservation.

Schools

Educational opportunities in Issaquah are top-notch, with institutions like the French Immersion School of Washington providing specialized educational programs that prepare students for a globalized future. The local schools are known for their strong academic programs, fostering an environment where education is highly valued and supported by the community.

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Overview for Issaquah, WA

39,057 people live in Issaquah, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $78,581. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,057

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

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

$78,581

Average individual Income

Around Issaquah, WA

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

70
Very Walkable
Walking Score
81
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
35
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gracie Barra Issaquah, Veterans Memorial Field, and Transform Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.99 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.66 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.83 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.53 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Issaquah, WA

Issaquah has 16,361 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Issaquah do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 39,057 people call Issaquah home. The population density is 3,219.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,057

Total Population

High

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

36.8

Median Age

48.61 / 51.39%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,361

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$78,581

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Issaquah, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Issaquah. 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
Issaquah Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Synergy Learning Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lakeside Montessori Highlands
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Issaquah Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Issaquah High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Issaquah Special Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Grand Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Gibson Ek High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
St Joseph School-- Issaquah And Snoqualmie
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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