Situated on a hillside overlooking the Sammamish Valley to the west, the Bear Creek Valley and the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Education Hill Neighborhood is centrally located in Redmond. Its name derives from the numerous schools located in the area, including Redmond High, Redmond Junior High, and two elementary schools: Horace Mann and Rockwell Elementary. The southern end of the planning area borders the Downtown Neighborhood, providing access to a variety of shopping and other services.
Education Hill is one of Redmond’s largest residential neighborhoods, yet is cohesive, largely due to the topography of the hill, which defines the area and creates a neighborhood that is somewhat geographically distinct from other areas in the City.
Education Hill is predominantly a mature neighborhood with established character and a significant number of large trees. Central to the neighborhood is Hartman Park, a facility highly valued by the neighborhood as a community gathering place and organized sports venue. Many neighborhood residents cherish the walkability of their neighborhood, the number of schools and churches in the area, and the friendliness of neighbors.