Issaquah, a perfect harmony between the deep-rooted greenery of the forested mountains and the creeping expanse of the concrete jungle. No other town captures the balance of city living and outdoor retreats like Issaquah (pop. 35,629). Issaquah has been a keystone community since being founded in 1892. The town is renowned for its abundant natural resources.
Instead of carving out the land for massive skyscrapers, Issaquah has blended itself into the mountains. The community is nestled between 3 major parks: Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Squak Mountain State Park, and Tiger Mountain State Forest. The town is woven into the greenery to create a harmonious blend. Inside of Olde Town, you can walk onto three different trails. Each trail will take you from downtown to one of the six peaks of Tiger Mountain. From these peaks you will take-in breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and Bellevue.
The small-town feeling has been preserved through the modernization of Issaquah. This essence is infused into the heart of Issaquah, Olde Town. Within the 2 miles that make up Olde Town, you can find delicious family-owned restaurants, entertainment theaters with local acts, fitness gyms, the salmon hatchery, and so much more!
People choose Issaquah because it provides a quality of life that no other town can. Niche has awarded Issaquah rank 7 out of 184 for best suburbs to live in Washington with an A+ overall grade! Issaquah is highlighted for having top-notch public schools (rank 5), a plethora of outdoor activities, and having one of the best ratings for Health & fitness.