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Lake Sammamish

Home to wide-open green spaces and a beautiful lake, it has become an extremely popular suburban beach location

Welcome to Lake Sammamish

A centrally located, lakeside town close to parks
Created by glacial activity, Lake Sammamish is a seven-mile-long and 1.5-mile wide lake less than 30 minutes from Seattle. Sandwiched between Marymoor Park to the north and Lake Sammamish State Park to the south, the lake offers many recreational activities for residents of the community centered around it. From water skiing and jet skiing to swimming and fishing, there is something for everyone at Lake Sammamish.
Home to wide-open green spaces and a beautiful lake, Lake Sammamish has become an extremely popular suburban beach location. Centrally located for every necessity and pet-friendly, the Lake Sammamish community is a great place to build a home.

What to Love

  • Central location
  • Access to several parks
  • Peaceful with a friendly atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

With a small-town feel and breathtaking views, residents enjoy tranquility on the lake and a host of water activities. Fishing enthusiasts, jet skiers, picnickers, swimmers, boaters, and nature lovers alike find their hobbies readily available. In addition to the peaceful atmosphere, Lake Sammamish also offers a friendly, lively community.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Issaquah Cafe delights its guests with superb food and a classic decor based on the 1940s. They serve a classical diner breakfast and lunch in a cozy, homey atmosphere, as the cafe is dedicated to embracing the culture and history of the community. 
In Downtown Issaquah, Montalcino Ristorante Italiano is dedicated to gourmet Italian cuisine, from the food to the design. It offers a selection of great wines. Reservations are preferred to give customers the best possible experience. Using only high-quality, fresh, authentic ingredients, the restaurant provides an elegant, delicious experience.
Simple but flavorful, Garlic Crush offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food that is delicious, fast, fresh, and healthy. With a friendly atmosphere and open-flame cooking, the restaurant’s menu, which includes sandwiches, salads, kebabs, gyros, and vegetarian options, is always cooked to order.
From May through September, the Sammamish Farmers' Market opens every Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A one-stop location for everything, including flowers, plant starters, fruit trees, food items, and fresh produce, the market is an essential part of the community and a great source of fresh food. In addition, crafters are coming to the market in 2022.

Things to Do

The Lake Sammamish State Park spreads across 6,858 feet of the incredible Lake Sammamish waterfront and covers 512 acres. With wetlands, lakefront beaches, biking and hiking trails, and deciduous forests, the park provides a variety of beautiful landscapes. There is a great blue heron rookery for the bird watchers and a salmon-bearing creek for people who enjoy fishing.
Seattle’s only mountain bike adventure is the Seattle Mountain Bike Tours, which take guests through the forests of the Cascade Mountains. Great for professionals and new mountain bikers alike, each tour is tailored to each customer. Bikes, safety equipment, transportation, drinks, snacks, and lunch are all provided.
As one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading producers of musical theater, Village Theatre has been creating quality entertainment since 1979. Having supported the creation of over 175 new musicals, the Theatre is nationally recognized and one of the region’s best-attended theaters. Its youth education programs serve over 56,000 young people annually.
Mountain Gurus, a mountain guide service, was founded in 2008 and specializes in Seven Summits, worldwide treks, and international expeditions. The guides have extensive experience in climbing and exploring remote places and are highly-skilled professionals, providing a safe and informative experience. The Mountain Gurus is based in Issaquah, Washington.


The Bellevue School District serves Lake Sammamish. Top schools include:

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Overview for Lake Sammamish, WA

8,376 people live in Lake Sammamish, where the median age is 43.5 and the average individual income is $74,754.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Sammamish, WA

Lake Sammamish has 2,919 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Sammamish do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,376 people call Lake Sammamish home. The population density is 3,020.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

49.43 / 50.57%

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Around Lake Sammamish, WA

There's plenty to do around Lake Sammamish, 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 Popcorn - Play, Party & Cook, YogaSix Sammamish, and Well U.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.13 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.81 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.8 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.92 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Lake Sammamish, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Sammamish. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Spiritridge Elementary School
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French Immersion School Of Washington
PreK - 5th
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