Sammamish is a bedroom community and suburb of Seattle. More rural in nature, it offers residents a city with natural beauty with its eastside boundary of Lake Sammamish. The terrain is hilly with lots of trees, green spaces, wetlands and community parks. People in Western Washington simply refer to it as "The Plateau."  The city is on the Lake Sammamish waterfront and also has two other sizable lakes, Beaver Lake and Pine Lake

Sammamish was incorporated relatively recently in 1999. The city is 18.3 square miles in size.

Sammamish's neighboring cities are Redmond to the North, and Issaquah to the South.
HighwaysTo access Sammamish, one can take the State Route 520 East from Seattle and Bellevue or take Bell-Red Road to East Lake Sammamish Parkway.  Lake Sammamish Parkway runs all along the eastern edge of Sammamish and along Lake Sammamish. From Interstate 90, motorists can take the Front Street Exit to East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE.  
SchoolsThe city is served by two school districts, Lake Washington School District which provides Eastlake High School and the Issaquah School District which provides Skyline High.  

The city is also the new home to Eastside Catholic School which has a brand new state-of-the-art campus for grades 6-12.
AttractionsLake Sammamish and Lake Sammamish State Park (located in Issaquah) offer beaches and boat launches. Sammamish has a lot of green spaces and there are five large city parks and two private golf clubs. East Lake Sammamish Trail  is an 11-mile trail that runs from Marymoor Park, through Sammamish and terminates in Issaquah.