Microsoft Neighborhood – Top Community for Techies to Work, Play and Live

Microsoft-SignMicrosoft Neighborhood, Redmond, WA

When you are buying a home it’s not just the beauty and comfort of the home that’s appealing, it’s also the opportunity to become part of a community and the lifestyle that it provides. In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Redmond Washington # 5 in “The Top 100 Places to Live in America.” The Microsoft neighborhood is in close proximity to the Microsoft Campus, Nintendo Headquarters, and numerous start-up companies. You’re neighbors, being close to parks and recreation opportunities, the proximity of your work location and shopping, as well as other factors all contribute to you’re quality of life and overall happiness.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you’ll love this neighborhood:

Microsoft and Nintendo Headquarters are both located in Redmond, WA. These two tech giants are fueling the robust economy in the area. Zillow reports that home values have increased by 12.3% over the past year in this neighborhood’s zip code, 98052!

Being close to where you work, live and play. Let’s face it; the time to travel to work in the fastest growing US cities is increasingly getting longer. When considering moving to a new location, having short commute times is a huge benefit. When traveling into Seattle, you’re just a few blocks from accessing Highway 520 and only a short drive to the new floating bridge to Seattle.  Which means easy commutes to Amazon and Google.

Marymoor Park – Not your average park! Imagine being just minutes away from outdoor concerts and movies at this 640 acre park. The annual summer concert series is not your typical music in the park event. Top performers from around the world and across all genres come here to perform.

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Do you enjoy the outdoors? How about being able to jump on the Burke Gilman Trail for a run or bike ride (Redmond is known as the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest”). If you’d rather try your rad cycling skills in a velodrome, Marymoor is the place for you! The Sammamish River is located at the park if you’re into a paddle sports. Additional sporting activities at the park include baseball, softball, tennis, rugby, soccer, cricket and many more. The park also a 35ft climbing wall to hone your climbing skills. Your options are endless.

Pet lovers will also be thrilled with the popular, huge dog park. It’s doggie heaven! Undeniably, there’s a little something for everyone at Marymoor Park.

Redmond Town Center – Love to shop & enjoy checking out local eateries, breweries and upscale restaurants? The best names in clothing & unique shops, a variety of restaurants and boutiques are all located at the Redmond Town Center in the heart of downtown Redmond. If you’re looking to unwind after a long day and have an ice-cold brew and burger, we recommend BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse. Or would you prefer something a little more upscale? Then Matt’s Rotisserie & Oyster Lounge is a fantastic choice. If you’re up for a fun night out, you can catch a movie at the deluxe cinema, iPic, then stop into the Salt Lounge for a hand-crafted cocktail.

The Lake Washington School District is highly regarded as one of the best school districts in the state.

 

Interested in buying a contemporary, custom home in the Microsoft neighborhood? Visit The Timbers at Marymoor community page http://burnstead.com/properties/timbers-at-marymoor/


“Redmond, WA Ranked #5 ‘The Best Places to Live in America’ According to Money Magazine” Experience Redmond (blog), August 20, 2012, accessed August 5, 2016, http://www.experienceredmond.com/blog/?p=198
“Redmond Home Prices & Values” Zillow, accessed August 6, 2016, http://www.zillow.com/redmond-wa/home-values/

 

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