Redmond, Washington is a city in King County, Washington. This city is situated 16 miles east of Seattle. This predominantly suburban city is a bedroom community for Seattle. With an extensive park system, Renton has more to offer than the beautiful outdoors. This city has lots of shopping, easy access to Seattle and Bellevue, and diverse dining options.
Redmond is best known as the home of Microsoft, who is also the biggest employer in the region. Microsoft utilizes over 8 million square feet of office space in the area. This is also headquarters for Nintendo of America. Other companies in Redmond include Concur Technologies, Wild Tangent, Solstice and Data I/O.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Marymoor Park is a 550-acre suburban park that offers for biking, rock climbing, tennis and picnic areas. This park provides a Velodrome – which is a climbing wall. There are also model airplane flying fields, sports fields, a concert area, and the home to Cirque du Soleil. Le Rendezvous Café is a café and French bakery in Redmond, Washington. This bakery offers organic French cuisine dining options.
The nearest major airport to Redmond is Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base. This airport has international and domestic flights from Seattle, Washington and is 16 miles from the city center. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 23 miles from Redmond and the King County International Airport and is 23 miles away. The state highways incorporate an extensive network of bridges and the largest ferry system in the United States. This serves the transportation needs in the Puget Sound area. Redmond is linked by State Route 520 which connects to Interstate 405 and efficiently connects the city with the surrounding cities of Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton. The Sound Transit Express Bus and King County Metro also runs connections through the area to neighboring cities. The city has a number of bike trails and Redmond is known as ‘the bicycle capital of the Northwest’. You can rent bicycles to get around the city.