Issaquah

Issaquah is a fast-growing city off the southeastern shore of Lake Sammamish in King County.

Welcome to Issaquah

Fast-growing community with mountain and lake scenery. 

Issaquah is a fast-growing city off the southeastern shore of Lake Sammamish in King County to the southeast of Seattle. Interstate 90 runs through the center of Issaquah, making it a convenient location for those commuting into Downtown Seattle. The city is also a business hub in its own right, where it is the home of Costco’s global headquarters and numerous hi-tech companies. Several mountains to Issaquah’s south form an area known locally as the Issaquah Alps. Together with Lake Sammamish, Issaquah’s scenery provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The community also has a lively historic downtown with a vibrant arts scene. Housing options within Issaquah include lakeshore condominiums, elegant single-family homes, and private hilltop estates.

Downtown shopping and dining are concentrated along the intersecting thoroughfares of Front Street and Gilman Boulevard. International dining highlights on Front Street include upscale Italian trattoria Montalcino, Mexican-style patio dining at the lively El 42 Cantina, authentic Indian cuisine at Bukhara, and modern farm-to-table American eats and craft beers at Levitate GastroPub. Along Gilman Boulevard is Gilman Village, which features over 40 shops and restaurants housed within historic mining and farming buildings. Standouts include The Flat Iron Grill for innovative South American-inspired twists on classic steak and seafood dishes. Gilman Boulevard also offers Northwest-style steaks and seafood at WildFin, specialty Indian groceries and comfort food at Maurya, and Hawaiian-Japanese fusion cooking and live music at Ohana Eastside.

Miles of hiking and mountain biking trails ascend through the 13,745-acre wilderness of Tiger Mountain State Forest to Issaquah’s south. Poo Poo Point on West Tiger Mountain is a popular paragliding spot. Lake Sammamish State Park on the lakeshore to Issaquah’s north has boat and kayak rentals, swimming beaches, and creeks for fishing. Miles of trails also run through the forests of Cougar Mountain Regional Park to Issaquah’s west and Grand Ridge Park to the east. Cougar Mountain Zoo is a conservation-focused zoo with animals including tigers, cougars, camels, lemurs, wallabies, and wolves. The Golf Club at Newcastle offers 36 holes over two championship golf courses with spectacular views over the Cascade Mountains and Lake Washington. The Golf Club is open to the public and has an English-style pub, a billiards lounge, and a breakfast café.

Issaquah operates its own Issaquah School District. Top-performing schools include Discovery and Endeavour Elementary schools, Pacific Cascade and Beaver Lake Middle schools, and Gibson Ek High School.

Overview for Issaquah, WA

39,057 people live in Issaquah, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $78,581. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,057

Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$78,581

Average individual Income

Around Issaquah, WA

There's plenty to do around Issaquah, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
78
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
35
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Xiang-He Dance Theatre 相和舞集, Modern Athletics, and Veterans Memorial Field.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.66 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.79 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Issaquah, WA

Issaquah has 16,361 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Issaquah do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 39,057 people call Issaquah home. The population density is 3,219.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,057

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.8

Median Age

48.61 / 51.39%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
16,361

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$78,581

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Issaquah, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Issaquah. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Issaquah Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Synergy Learning Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lakeside Montessori Highlands
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Issaquah Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Issaquah High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Issaquah Special Services
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Grand Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Gibson Ek High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
St Joseph School-- Issaquah And Snoqualmie
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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