Redmond, Washington is a city in King County located on the north end of Lake Sammamish. The city is best known as the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation and home of its Redmond Campus.  It is sometimes called "Microsoft Town."  The city was incorporated in 1931 and has a population of 48,739. The highlights of the city include its historic downtown, the Sammamish Slough and 1,000 acres of parks.

Redmond is 16.6 square miles in size. Kirkland is located to its west, Bellevue to its southwest, and Sammamish to the southeast. The Sammamish River runs through the city.

Highways State Route 202, running from Woodinville to North Bend,  bisects Redmond. State Route 520 allows access to Redmond from Seattle, over the Evergreen Point floating bridge. Traffic congestion is one of the biggest problems the city faces on and around the 520.

The Lake Washington School District services the city of Redmond and Redmond High is the high school most public school students attend. The city is served by two private schools, Overlake School and the Bear Creek School.

A secondary campus of Lake Washington Technical College is located in Redmond as well as DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Major Employers

The major employers in Redmond include Microsoft, Concur, Nintendo of America, Data I/O Corporation and BrickArms.


Redmond has more 1,000 acres of public parks. In all there are 23 parks. velodrome in the State, an off-leash dog park and live concerts in an outdoor venue.

There are 17 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the city. The Burke-Gilman Trail which ends in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.