Bothell is a suburb of Seattle that is located in King and Snohomish Counties in the state of Washington. From Bothell you can explore Woodinville Wine Country where there are over 100 wineries dotted throughout the countryside, with many that allow wine tasting. Take a short drive to Seattle and visit Pike Place Market for fresh fish, and check out the view at the Space Needle.
Bothell has long been known as a small bedroom community, as its residents customarily commuted to jobs in Seattle. However many large businesses have recently opened offices closer to Bothell itself, many in the business districts of Canyon Park and the North Creek business districts. One of the key industries is biotechnology, with some of the companies in the Bothell area including OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Blue Heron Biotechnology, Iverson Genetic Diagnostics, and Elitech. Medical device manufacturers are also located in Bothell, including Philips Medical Systems and Lockheed Martin Aculight. Computer technology, data, and telecommunications are well represented, and include companies such as AT&T, AVST, Kinesis, T-Mobile, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Parity Corporation, Teltone, and Google.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Besides the wineries in the area, Bothell also has four craft distilleries that produce handcrafted vodka, whiskey, grappa and more. Pacific Distillery, Woodinville Whiskey Company, Soft Tail Spirits, and Project V Distillery and Sausage Co. are all open for tasting. Bothell is the land of Dungeness crab, salmon, Rainer cherries, home-grown asparagus, great wines and microbrews. Food and drink are important in this community and the restaurants reflect this. There are many locally-owned options featuring Northwest specialties and multi-cultural cuisine. Options include fine dining at Preservation Kitchen, or for more casual dining Dona Panchu Mexican Restaurant is a safe bet. There is even an option for tea and crumpets, at Elizabeth & Alexander’s Tea Room.
The nearest airport is Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base, offering intimate flights to nautical destinations. Another local airport is King County International Airport, which offers domestic flights and is 27 miles from Bothell. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport provides further has international and domestic flights from Seattle and is just 28 miles from the city of Bothell. Interstate 405 and State Route 522 intersect in Bothell, which both connect with Interstate 5 and provide efficient connections to the surrounding cities including Kirkland, Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. The King County Metro and the Sound Transit Express Bus service offer connections to the cities surrounding Bothell, including Edmonds where you can board the Amtrak rail service to Seattle, Washington.