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Kirkland is a haven for those who appreciate the finer aspects of suburban living.

Overview for Kirkland, WA

91,656 people live in Kirkland, where the median age is 37.8 and the average individual income is $71,558. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.8 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Kirkland

A Serene Waterfront Oasis

Kirkland, a picturesque suburb east of Seattle, is a city that epitomizes waterfront charm and community spirit. Known for its scenic vistas of Lake Washington and the majestic Olympic Mountains, Kirkland offers a unique blend of natural beauty and urban convenience. This charming city is not just a scenic retreat but also a vibrant, walkable community boasting quaint shops, exceptional restaurants, and an array of art galleries. The waterfront lifestyle here is unparalleled, with Marina Park offering moorage for boats and a beautiful beach for relaxation.

Kirkland is a haven for those who appreciate the finer aspects of suburban living. With its high quality school system and a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities, the city appeals to families, professionals, and anyone seeking a balanced, fulfilling lifestyle. Whether you're strolling along the walking trails, enjoying the local cuisine, or exploring the art scene, Kirkland provides an enchanting backdrop to everyday life.

What to Love

  • Waterfront living with stunning views and activities along Lake Washington
  • Diverse art galleries and a vibrant local arts scene
  • A wide variety of dining experiences, from La Grand Bistro Americain to Café Veloce
  • Beautiful parks and walking trails for an active lifestyle
  • Safe, walkable neighborhoods with a strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

Life in Kirkland is a delightful blend of leisure and activity. Residents enjoy a relaxed pace of life with easy access to outdoor activities and urban amenities. The city's waterfront parks, like Juanita Bay Park and Waverly Beach Park, are popular spots for picnics, kayaking, and enjoying the scenic beauty. The community is tight-knit and friendly, with local events and festivals bringing residents together throughout the year. Kirkland's lifestyle appeals to those seeking a tranquil yet vibrant living experience.

Dining and Entertainment

Kirkland's dining scene is a reflection of its diverse and sophisticated community. The city is home to a variety of restaurants, offering everything from the culinary arts at Deru and Georges to the exotic flavors of Isarn Thai Soul Kitchen and Kathakali An Indian Eatery. For a casual meal or a cup of coffee, spots like Mercury’s Coffee Co. and Urban Coffee Lounge are local favorites.

The city's art galleries, such as NYB Fine Art Gallery and Ryan James Fine Arts, add a cultural richness to the community, showcasing works from local and international artists. Kirkland's entertainment options are further enriched by its vibrant festival scene, with events like Kirkland Summer Fest and Kirkland Uncorked drawing crowds from across the region.

Things to Do

Kirkland is a city where there's always something to do. The Downtown Marina Park Pavilion is a hub of waterfront activities, offering boating, beachside relaxation, and picturesque walks. For nature lovers, Juanita Beach Park and Denny Park offer beautiful green spaces for outdoor activities and family gatherings.

The city's festivals are a highlight, with events like the Kirkland Oktoberfest and the Kirkland Waterfront Car Show offering entertainment for all ages. These festivals not only showcase the city's lively spirit but also its commitment to community engagement and fun.


Education in Kirkland is highly regarded, with the Lake Washington School District offering some of the best educational opportunities in the region. The district is known for its highly rated schools, providing a strong academic foundation and a wide range of extracurricular activities, making Kirkland an ideal place for families.

Around Kirkland, WA

There's plenty to do around Kirkland, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Spinnaker Chocolate, Thumbprints Baking, and Sama Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.57 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.66 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.87 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.42 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kirkland, WA

Kirkland has 37,156 households, with an average household size of 2.43. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kirkland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 91,656 people call Kirkland home. The population density is 5,147.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.01 / 49.99%

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