Education Hill is a relatively large neighborhood, located in the northeastern portion of the City. Its name derives from the numerous schools located in the area, including Redmond High, Redmond Junior High, Horace Mann Elementary, Albert Einstein Elementary, and Norman Rockwell Elementary.
The area is primarily residential, consisting largely of low-moderate density residential housing. There is some high density residential in the southern portion of the neighborhood, the western edge and along the eastern edge. Educational Hill is well served by parks and trails throughout the neighborhood, as well as large areas of open space just outside its boundaries. There is no commercial activity within the neighborhood, although a retail center has recently been approved near the NE 116th St. and Avondale Rd. intersection. There is also a small commercial area opposite the neighborhood's northeastern border. The southern end of the planning area borders Redmond's Downtown, providing unobstructed access to a variety of shopping opportunities.
The Educational Hill neighborhood totals 2.5 square miles, or about 11% percent of Redmond's land area. The neighborhood's boundaries are the Puget Sound Energy Trail, Avondale Rd. NE/Avondale Way, Downtown Redmond, and Redmond-Woodinville Rd. The surrounding neighborhoods are North Redmond, Bear Creek, Downtown Redmond, Southeast Redmond, and Sammamish Valley.