Redmond - Bicycle Capital of the Northwest

Redmond, WA is city located 16 miles east of Seattle, bordering Bellevue to the southwest, Cottage Lake to the northeast, Kirkland to the west and Sammamish to the southeast. Redmond is commonly recognized as home town of Microsoft and Nintendo of America, making it high-tech enclave metropolitan area of Seattle. With an annual bike race on city streets and the state's only velodrome, Redmond is also known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest". People in Redmond have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by car alone.

As of December 2017, in Redmond lived 59,269 (from which around 72% are citizens) and its population is constantly increasing. Median age is 34.4 which is among the youngest in the area.

The median property value in Redmond, as of November 2020 was $850,000 ($439,550 for condominiums and $1,051,001 for residential properties).  Median rent now in Redmond is $1,852. There are 23,389 households with 2.5 persons per household. The homeownership rate of Redmond is 51.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. Renter occupied households are 43%.  Median household income is $107,341 and comparing to national income of $55,322 it is clear that here live people who earn above the average salaries. Residents with master degree or higher makes 30% of the population, with bachelor degree 36%, some college or associates degree 21%. Children make 20% of the population.

Some of the hottest neighborhoods near Redmond, WA are Northwest Bellevue, Northeast Bellevue, South Juanita, Grass Lawn, Crossroads. Homes for Sale in Redmond, WA have a median listing price of $914,900 and a price per square foot of $467. There is 0.4 months of homes for sale in Redmond, Washington, which spend an average of 33 days on the market. This shows very strong sellers market. Sellers get an average of 101.6% of listing price, often with multiple offers. Bidding wars are new norm!

When it comes to crime, most popular types of crime in Redmond are thefts 2,708 (slightly more than national average of 2,043), burglary 292 (500 national), motor vehicle theft 128 (284 national), assault 73 (283 national), robbery 37 (136 national), rape 15 (41 national) and 0 murder (6 national) - data calculated annually per 100,000 residents.


Redmond belongs to Lake Washington School District with 22 schools. (10 elementary, three middle and two high schools). Digi Pen Institute of Technology and the secondary campus of Lake Washington Technical College are located in Redmond.

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Redmond has developed 23 public parks and many of these are neighborhood parks.

Unlike other neighboring cities, City of Redmond does not have a Business and Occupation tax on income. Instead, it charges a business license fee of $106.10 per employee.

In 2018 Redmond ranked #1 of 163 Best Suburbs for Millennials  in Washington, and #3 of 376 Best Places to live in Washington - according to website Niche: Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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