Sammamish

The city of Sammamish is nestled between Lake Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley east.

Welcome to Sammamish

Peaceful small town surrounded by bucolic open space.

The city of Sammamish is nestled between Lake Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley east of Seattle in King County. The area was almost entirely rural until the 1970s, yet it retains a peaceful small-town vibe with exceptional bucolic scenery. Real estate in Sammamish consists of large contemporary single-family housing. The most prized homes are those located along the lakeshore and rising into the hillsides to Sammamish’s east, where stunning architecture combines with breathtaking views over the surrounding landscape.

Pine Lake Village is Sammamish’s main retail hub, with a selection of stores, restaurants, and local services. Businesses here include a Starbucks, Quality Food Centers grocery store, and cozy Japanese eatery Himitsu Teriyaki and Sushi. Sammamish Highlands retail center has several fast-food spots, comfort food at the 1940s fishing lodge-style Sammamish Café and Spirits, Mod Pizza for tasty build-your-own pizzas, and a Safeway supermarket. Near the lakeshore, you’ll find Nana Beth’s Cookies, which bakes custom cookies for any occasion.

Sammamish has lots of parks and open space. Lake Sammamish State Park at the southern end of Lake Sammamish has swimming beaches, fishing creeks, and businesses offering kayak and boat rentals. More than a dozen other parks and smaller lakes are dotted throughout Sammamish. Pine Lake Park has a boat launch, fishing docks, two playgrounds, and sports fields and courts. 54-acre Beaver Lake Park is another popular fishing spot and has play structures, barbeque grills, and an off-leash dog area. 12 miles of trails run through the 600-acre Soaring Eagle Regional Park to Sammamish’s east. The scenery here includes mature forests and wetlands with wildlife habitats for black bears, bobcats, and blacktail deer. To Sammamish’s southeast is Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, which has miles of biking trails across a 120-acre area of verdant forestry. Sahalee Country Club provides members with three exceptional nine-hole golf courses. These challenging courses are lined with towering evergreen trees and have hosted major tournaments, including the 1998 PGA Championship.

Sammamish is served by the Lake Washington School District. Top-performing public schools include Smith and Carson Elementary schools and Inglewood and Pine Lake Middle schools.

Overview for Sammamish, WA

66,532 people live in Sammamish, where the median age is 39.2 and the average individual income is $79,050. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,532

Total Population

39.2 years

Median Age

High

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

$79,050

Average individual Income

Around Sammamish, WA

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

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
10
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
31
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Misho Sports, Sprout Health and Fitness, and Transform Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 4.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.17 miles 68 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sammamish, WA

Sammamish has 21,930 households, with an average household size of 3.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sammamish do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 66,532 people call Sammamish home. The population density is 3,257.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,532

Total Population

High

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

39.2

Median Age

48.18 / 51.82%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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21,930

Total Households

3.03

Average Household Size

$79,050

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Sammamish, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sammamish. 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
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Challenger Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Cascade Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Margaret Mead Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Samantha Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Rachel Carson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Brightmont Academy - Sammamish
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Creekside Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Beaver Lake Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Inglewood Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Discovery Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Eastlake High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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