Located 15 miles east of Seattle, Redmond is situated in the picturesque Sammamish Valley at the north end of Lake Sammamish. Seatac, an international airport, is only 23 miles away, allowing for easy access to business and personal travel. Redmond is also preparing for the arrival of four new light rail stations that will provide fast, frequent, and reliable connections to Bellevue, Seattle, and the rest of the region.
Redmond is home to many world-renowned organizations, and is known as the region's hub for technological innovations with a number of nationally known high-tech companies in gaming, aerospace, and biomedical, in addition to multiple innovative start-ups. The city prides itself for its high quality of life with good schools, a healthy economic base, a parks system that provides a variety of active and passive recreational opportunities, diverse offerings for shopping and dining, safe neighborhoods, and an emphasis on quality development and protection of the natural environment.