Bothell is a city of approximately 31,690 residents that lies 12 miles northeast of Seattle and 14 miles north of Bellevue, and straddles two counties, King and Snohomish. Incorporated in 1909, a bedroom community of Seattle and Bellevue, over the past decade several biotech firms and software development companies have located to Bothell providing an economic and employment base for the city.

Located on the Sammamish River the city does not have a big city feel to it but is conveniently located to Seattle, wineries in Woodinville and via convenient interstate highway access, one can access other regional attractions.

Neighboring cities to Bothell include Kenmore, Mill Creek, Kirkland, Woodinville, Lake Forest Park and Lynnwood.


Bothell provides convenient access to both Interstate 405 (I-405) and Interstate 5 (I-5), both major north-south highways. The I-5 provides a route north to Vancouver, BC and South to Portland, Oregon. Off of the I-405, State Route 522 -- NE Bothell Way -- beings to the east of the tip of Lake Washington and the curves around the lake and becomes Lake City Way NE.


The Northshore School District serves the city with two high schools:  Bothell High and Secondary Academy for Success (Alternative).

Cascadia Community College is located in Bothell and shares a campus with the University of Washington, Bothell (UWB). The UWB campus has 1,588 students and provides a four year undergraduate program and several graduate programs. In all, it provides seven undergraduate degrees, seven graduate degrees and two professional certification courses.

Major Employers

Bothell has quite a few biotech and technology firms in the city.


Bothell is located on the Burke-Gilman trail and it has 23 parks. Places to visit in the city include: