West and East of Market
Historic Charm and New Construction
Market Neighborhood is located along the shores of Lake Washington just north of downtown Kirkland. With a community of 800+ homes enjoys panaoramic views, quiet streets and five diverse parks. These parks are multi-use, ranging from the open rolling grasses of Heritage Park, to waterfront beaches at Kiwanis and Waverly Beach Park, playgrounds and even a wetland preserve at Juanita Bay Park. You will love taking in the families of eagles you’ll find swooping high in the trees on any given day. With walk friendly neighborhoods, the Market community features diverse architecture, including nine homes that are registered with the historic society. Walk to shops and restaurants in downtown Kirkland, or visit the many specialty shops on the west of Market Street.
History of Market
Historical Combined with New
This neighborhood was developed as Peter Kirk (after whom Kirkland is named) started his push toward making the city “the Pittsburg of the West.” Originally, the land was platted so that steel workers and executives would live together in the same neighborhood. And although the steel mill was never a success, the neighborhood itself saw prosperity. Several of the original buildings still stand and act as historical landmarks. The houses to the west of Market tend to be of an older style, while to the east of Market, homes reflect the craftsman style that was popular when the area saw a new boom in the 1940s.
Activities and Community
Shopping, Out doors activities and Fun
Located on the shore of Lake Washington a stone’s throw from Seattle, Kirkland offers the conveniences of a big city with the personal feel of a small town. Kirkland prides itself on its strong sense of community, features unique neighborhoods and places a strong emphasis on maintaining a highly desirable quality of life for its residents. Kirkland takes great pride in its 13 neighborhoods, each of which possesses a distinct identity. Neighborhood Associations feature community members who take an active role in preserving their neighborhood’s character and style.
An Award-Winning City
In 2014 Money Magazine ranked Kirkland the 5th best place to live in the US. Kirkland has also been voted “Best City“ by 425 Magazine readers in 2012 and 2013 and named one of the Best Overall Neighborhoods by Seattle Magazine in 2008 and 2009.