Carnation is a small city of about 1,905 in King County, Washington. Incorporated in 1928, the city was named to honor the Carnation Milk Products Company located in the vicinity.  This family-oriented city is located in the the Snoqualmie Valley at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers which was the main village site of the Snoqualmie tribe for thousands of years. 

Carnation is a bedroom community for the greater Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan areas for those looking for rural life. It is also a destination of sorts as many families, visitors and school groups visit the locally famous Remlinger Farms to purchase produce, u-pick berries, eat at their restaurant, visit the petting zoo, corn mazes, train rides and other attractions.

Carnation has had its name changed several times. It was originally known as "Tolt" for the Indian name "Tolthue" which means "river of swift waters." There are still vestiges of the name Tolt in the city including street names, Tolt Congregational church and historical marker with the name "Tolt."

The city has a land area of 1.1 square miles and is bordered by Duvall, Redmond, and Sammamish to the West and Fall City to the south. HighwaysCarnation is located along SR-203, a 30-mile drive east of Seattle and 15-minutes east of Redmond. SchoolsCarnation is in the Riverview School District and is served by Cedarcrest High School which is located in Duvall.AttractionsParks
  • Tolt River
  • Boeing Mariners Care Athletic Field
  • Valley Memorial Park
  • Fred Hockert Park
  • Nick Loutsis Park