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Old Posted Jul 9, 2017, 1:24 AM
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Kirkland : WA

A nice summer day in Kirkland, a suburb to the northeast of Seattle across Lake Washington

Seattle peeking over the hills.....

And there's a little bit of Bellevue....

And in typical Seattleite fashion, I got too hot with the 80-ish degree temps and had to get a beer. That's all for now!
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2017, 3:17 AM
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Great set!

Kirkland is legit. It's one of the best urban cores of any suburb in the area, equaled by Redmond in my opinion and only exceeded by Bellevue. DT Kirkland's best attributes are its mix of uses (living/working/retail/waterfront) and its cohesiveness.

Its core has probably 1,000 newish apartments that have been added to a traditional town center. There are no major roads in the core. There's a big tech presence including three Google buildings (will remain after a larger campus opens in Seattle) and a lot of others including the big complex going up in the photos.

Costco shoppers will know the Kirkland brand, though now the company is based in nearby Issaquah.

Today was definitely sizzling. I did a good bike ride. One of these weekends will have to bike to Kirkland. (Can't wait for the 520 Bridge trail to open...90 is great but it's out of the way sometimes.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2017, 3:27 AM
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Nice tour, Kirkland has some great waterfront areas and a nice, growing central core.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:33 PM
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very nice!
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 1:53 AM
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How'd I miss this thread? Nice shots! Used to work in city hall.
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2017, 11:43 PM
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A very cute suburb! If I had to live in a suburb, Kirkland definitely is the type where I could probably be quite happy. I was disappointed I didn't have time to cross over Lake Washington to visit Kirkland when I was last up in that area, so thanks for sharing these!
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