Bothell, WA, with its excellent wineries, shopping, world-class dining and historic attractions is a town so quaint and charming that it would have most likely inspired envy amongst Johnny Appleseed. A community that boasts top-rated schools and stunning green spaces, it's no surprise that Bothell is one of the Northwest's most sought after locations to rent an apartment and settle down.
In 1876, a Canadian named George Brackett bought land and began commercial logging in what is now the center of downtown Bothell. After establishing a store, a school and a sawmill, Brackett eventually sold 80 acres to Pennsylvania settler David Bothell. The city was officially incorporated in 1909.
Today, Bothell, less than a 40 minute drive away from Seattle, has over 33,000 residents and a selection of activities to offer that are so diverse and appealing that they are sure to dispel any complaints of boredom on any given weekend. From the Music in the Park series during the summer months to the Greater Bothell Arts and Crafts Fair to the Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Carving around Halloween, there is always something to mark in your calendar and look forward to.
Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will appreciate The Summits of Bothell bike ride as well as the annual riverfest, two golf courses, and more than 58 acres of protected wetlands.
If you're looking for a perfect date spot or a day outing away from the kids, this community offers over 100 scenic wineries and four craft distilleries to choose from.
Although Bothell is primarily car-dependent, there is a public transportation system called BusPlus that stops in the city and ensures you won't be caught in a lurch if you find yourself without a ride.
If you want to live in a charming town and get a quality education while you're at it, you've come to the right place. Cascadia Community College. Bastyr University, and University of Washington Bothell are all right in the area. If you want to commute just 30 minutes south to Seattle, there also plenty of options, including the University of Washington and Seattle University, among others.
If you're renting an apartment here and are looking for work, you'll be pleased to know that this city has a thriving economy, with key industries including Biotechnology, Computer Technology, and Engineering Firms. The technology and data trend that is so prominent down south in the Bay Area has secured a healthy following up here in the Pacific Northwest, with some of the top employers including Amazon, Vertafore, and Leviton Voice & Data.