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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Redmond, Washington

Redmond is known as "the bicycle capital of the Northwest" because of its annual bike races and Velodrome. It is home to 23 parks and 17 miles of trails for biking, hiking, running, and horseback riding.

Where to Retire in Redmond and Home Prices

Many retirees are moving to several  new active adult communities built in the area (see link at right).  There are also many nice neighborhoods in the town to choose from.
The median home listing price in early 2018 was $842,100, according to Zillow, which calls it a "Very Hot Market", as home values have gone up over 17% over the past year..

What is special about Redmond

Redmond is known as "the bicycle capital of the Northwest" because of its annual bike races and Velodrome. It is home to 23 parks and 17 miles of trails for biking, hiking, running, and horseback riding. It also hosts several major corporations.

What is not special about Redmond

It is very expensive to live in Redmond.

Climate and Physical Environment

Redmond is a suburb of Seattle. It's mostly east and a little north of Seattle, located at the top of Lake Sammamish. It experiences a slightly muted version of the Pacific Northwest climate - fairly wet winters and long summer days.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Redmond has a wide variety of performing arts including the Eastside Symphony, the Second Story Repertory theater company, and the Washington Academy of Performing Arts.There is an extensive array of public outdoor sculptures. Richmond Derby Days is an annual festival. The amphitheater in Marymoor Park hosts frequent concerts including big name performers.

Crime

As you might expect in such an affluent town and suburb, the crime rate is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

Overlook  Hospital Medical Center is in Bellevue about 6 miles away; Evergreen Hospital Medical Center is 6 miles away in Kirkland.

Transportation

I 405 runs near town;  The Seattle Airport is very close; Redmond is not a very walkable community.

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