Kirkland is located on the scenic northeastern shore of Lake Washington. Just minutes away from lakefront parks and a short drive from Seattle, living in a apartment for rent here is ideal if you want to be in close proximity to an abundance of outdoor recreational activities as well as a major metropolitan city.
Kirkland was founded in the late 1800's with the intention of becoming a steel production town, but the 1893 stock market crash steered the city towards becoming a ship building and wool milling town instead.
Today, with a population of approximately 50,000, Kirkland provides a quiet hometown environment while maintaining close proximity to the Seattle metropolitan area. Local residents are very passionate about city-wide green initiatives that help keep their city a vibrant, attractive, natural place to call home.
Outdoor enthusiasts renting apartments here will find no shortage of activities to partake in. Kirkland is a popular boating destination, and in the summertime Kirkland's waterfront parks, including Juanita Beach Park, drive a sizable number of tourists.
Wine aficionados will want to be sure to attend the annual Uncorked Wine Festival and those interested in the dramatic arts will also find Kirkland to be a strong match, with the Kirkland Performance Center based here.
In terms of public transportation, Kirkland is served by King County Metro Transit, which provides direct transportation to Seattle.
With the wide range of job offerings, it's only fitting that Kirkland has a strong educational climate as well. This makes apartment rentals in Kirkland ideal for students. For students seeking a Christian education, Northwest University offers courses in ministry studies, as well as business, management, nursing, and arts and sciences. Those who are more technology-minded can check out the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, which offers many unique majors in the science, technology, engineering graphics and other fields.
Kirkland has a very active working community with more than 4,800 companies open for business within the city limits. According to the city's website, Evergreen Health is by far the largest employer providing jobs for 2,600 local residents. Other top employers include Google, the City of Kirkland, Kenworth Truck Company, Evergreen Pharmaceutical LLC, IBM Corporation, WB Games and ATG Stores.