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The home of Microsoft
The beautiful city of Redmond is located just sixteen miles east of Seattle. If you’re looking for a place that will help you stay in shape, look no further than Redmond, Washington, the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest. This King County City offers great bike trails on the streets and off the road. For nearly eighty years, Redmond has hosted Derby Days, an annual racing event where both bicyclists and runners compete against each other.
Redmond is guaranteed to make anyone feel right at home with the freedom to be themselves. With a population of just over sixty thousand people, you’ll never be just a face in the crowd; instead, you’ll be a unique addition to Redmond’s diverse and welcoming community.
Bestplaces.net ranked Redmond the number one place for a healthy retirement and one of the best places for the senior population as a whole. Of course, you don’t have to be in your late fifties to enjoy what Redmond has to offer. There are no age restrictions on the Idylwood Park, the Overlake Fashion Plaza, or the Vala Art Center. However, you do have to be at least twenty-one to experience Redmond’s breweries and wine tasting events.
Redmond Family Life
See your future in Redmond
Redmond is an ideal city for families. Safewise.com listed Redmond as one of Washington’s safest cities, due to its low crime rate which is less than half of the state average. In addition to the great sense of security the city’s residents feel, Redmond also takes pride in its quality schools.
Redmond’s education system earned an astounding nine out of ten average from Greatschools.org, and some schools were awarded a perfect ten. Among the list was Horace Mann Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, and Benjamin Rush Elementary. These schools English and math grades measure twenty-five to thirty percent over the national average. Of course, the kids aren’t in school all the time, just like the parents aren’t at work every single day, which is why Redmond has plenty of family-friendly things to do.
When you and the kids are on vacation, why not spend the day cooling off at the Strattonwood Swim Club? Strattonwood offers swim lessons and has open swimming hours 1:30-5:30 and from 6 PM until close. The pool also has lifeguards to make the day extra fun and extra safe.
Looking for live entertainment? The Second Story Repertory offers PG theater productions that are fun for the whole family. Second Story also offers classes for young thespians during summer.
Redmond Activities and Entertainment
Live an active lifestyle in Redmond
There’s never a dull moment Redmond, especially not in Marymoor Park. Marymoor Park is a concert venue that can hold up to one thousand guests. 2017’s lineup includes world-famous performers like Slightly Stoopid and Idina Menzel. As if these incredible musical acts weren’t enough, Marymoor Park has even more to offer.
Family outings are important, and Redmond does not overlook the furry members of the family. The Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park is forty acres of leash-free fun, perfect for fetch, long walks, and allowing both dogs and owners to make new friends. This park is so much fun that Redmond’s locals call it “Doggy Disneyland.”
Redmond also has entertainment for the tech-savvy, which is seen with the Microsoft Visitor Center approximately two miles from the dog park. The Microsoft Visitor Center place has it all, from the company’s first personal computer all the way up to the latest advancements in artificial intelligence. The Microsoft Visitor Center is open every weekday and offers hands-on activities, such as video gaming.
Redmond may be the Bicycle Capital of the Northwest, but that doesn’t stop it from having an amazing rock climbing gym. Vertical World, also known as America’s First Climbing Gym®, was built in 1897 and continues to provide its customers with a fun and innovative way to exercise. Vertical World offers memberships and classes to people of all ages, making it an excellent way to spend time with friends and family.
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