The unique name of Overlake, Redmond came about due to its location over Lake Washington from Seattle. The community is known as the home for many big name corporations' main campuses including Microsoft. Because of this, the neighborhood is the third largest employment center in the region. Overlake is the hub of business activity and is often very busy throughout the day. The city is always looking to expand its urban setting and is constantly working on development projects and initiates.
The residential community has various networking groups and associations in effort to allow neighbors to get to know one another. Overlake Redmond is located primarily north of the business center and is mostly made up of single-family homes. However, apartments in Overlake Redmond may range in rent per month from $1400 to $2000. Most of the apartment complexes in the area do not include utilities with the rent. Overlake Redmond apartments can range from studio styles to 3 bedrooms. Depending on your style, preference and rent budget, you are sure to find what you need in Overlake.
Residents and non-residents both have their fair share of dining and entertainment when it comes to entertainment in Overlake. With multiple public parks, you can enjoy the outdoors at your leisure. There is also a big art community that hosts various arts events and exhibits throughout the year. Be sure to check out the community theater plays and some of the seasonal events such as Derby Days and Redmond Lights. As you settle down for the night or if your simply in the mood for dining at a good restaurant, your choices will be unlimited. You will find a restaurant for every ethnic cuisine of your desire from Thai food at places such as Bai Tong, or Italian at Tosoni's, and even vegetarian at Teapot Vegetarian house to name a few.
Overlake is a pet friendly neighborhood. The community takes it serious enough to encourage residents to have their pet license in case their pet escapes or is lost from home. With plenty of green space at public parks and a major emphasis in the community on keeping the environment safe and clean, this community is ideal to being pet friendly. In addition, there are plenty of pet hospitals and clinics in the area to ensure that your pet is of optimal health.
It is not recommended in Overlake that you drive to your destinations. In fact, bicycling, walking or taking public transportation is encouraged. This is also in alignment with the strong push towards environment consciousness in the community. The neighborhood has innovative maps on its community website to show commuters the best routes to their destinations by way of either walking, bicycling or public transportation. The community even has a program called R-TRIP which rewards residents for riding their bike instead of driving.
One of the major schools in the area is The Overlake School, which houses students grades fifth through twelfth. In addition to this school there are two elementary schools in the area and one middle school. The community continues to receive high ratings for the academics of the children in each school which is all under the same school district. The focus in each school is consistent with a theme of service learning and technology. However, students are able to develop their focus through projects, arts and media in addition to their core courses of reading, mathematics etc.