Redmond's Awards & Recognitions

  • American Planning Association (APA) designated Cleveland Street one of three greatest streets in America 2019

    www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2019/clevelandstreet

  • #14 Best Place to Raise a Family in Washington – 2019
    WalletHub.com

  • #12 on the “Top 100 Places to Live in America” – 2019
    Money Magazine

  • #8 Best Place to Raise a Family in Washington – 2017
    WalletHub.com
  • #1 Happiest Town in Washington – 2015
    Onlyinyourstate.com
  • #1 Best Place to Start a Business in Washington – 2015
    NerdWallet
  • 2nd Best Small City to Start a Business in the US – 2015
    NerdWallet
  • American Trails National Trail Award for Trails and the Arts – 2015
  • Government Finance Officer Association’s Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting – 2015
  • Tree City USA
    Sponsored by the National Arborday Foundation
    Coordinated through the Washington State Department of Natural Resources
  • Feet First’s Walkable Washington Innovation Award – 2014
    Redmond Central Connector
  • Puget Sound Regional Council Vision 2040 Award – 2014
    Redmond Central Connector
  • Governor’s Smart Communities Award – 2014
    Redmond Central Connector
  • Washington Department of Transportation Best Special Project – 2014
    Redmond Central Connector
  • Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling – 2014
    King County
  • 100 Best Communities for Young People – 2012
    America’s Promise Alliance
  • Top 5 Safest Places by population in Washington State
    www.valuepenguin.com
  • One of the “Top 5 Places to Live in America“
    Money Magazine
  • Home to the nation’s “Happiest Young Professionals”
    Forbes Magazine
  • One of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids”
    Businessweek
  • The Sammamish River Trail in Redmond is One of the Best in the West
    Sunset Magazine
  • Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community
    League of American Bicyclists
  • “Vision Blueprint: Redmond’s Capital Investment Strategy, 2013-2030”
    Governor’s Smart Communities Award