Sammamish, Wash., is nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish in the Seattle suburbs. Ranked No. 15 on CNN/Money's 2011 list of America's Best Small Towns, Sammamish is a great place to call home. The city is surrounded by picturesque views, allowing residents to feel as though they are living in a postcard. Search for Sammamish apartments for rent and join more than 46,000 people who enjoy the acclaimed regional lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest.
Europeans first arrived in King County in the late 19th century and established a number of vacation resorts. Sammamish remained a rural area until the construction of suburban homes, shopping centers and schools led to its incorporation in 1999. Today, Sammamish is an affluent suburb of Seattle. The city has an ideal location in the Pacific Northwest with a close proximity to Puget Sound, snow-capped mountains and beautiful lakes. Many local residents commute to Seattle to work for high-tech employers including Boeing, Amazon and Microsoft but escape the chaos of the city by living in a more peaceful area. Sammamish boasts a very family-oriented atmosphere with many community events, a good public school system and a diverse population. People from all walks of life live in Sammamish apartments and take advantage of the city's green living initiatives.
Sammamish Days is one of the city's largest events. The event celebrates the diverse culture of the local community. Attendees enjoy a parade, food trucks, music and dance shows and numerous crafts. The festival is accompanied by Sammamish Nights, an evening of fun under the stars. Sammamish Nights invites residents to bring a blanket and friends to enjoy tastes from the best local breweries, vintners and restaurants while listening to the sounds of an outdoor concert. For the city's younger residents, Sammamish hosts the annual Teen Fest. The teens-only event includes a skate competition and live music for students ages 13 to 21.
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