Sammamish WA, America’s Friendliest Hometown According to Forbes
Sammamish WA, America’s friendliest hometown according to Forbes magazine. Originally published on December 19th, 2012 MSN recently republished the list of Americas Friendliest Towns. In 2011 CNNMoney ranked Sammamish as the 15th Best Place to live and we were highly ranked in 2009 too.
I’ve been a Sammamish resident since 1988, when my address was actually Redmond and we were in unincorporated King County. In the years since, Sammamish has undergone many changes including incorporation into our own city with lots of growth and development.
One thing I can attest to is that in my time here, we have found the community to be welcoming and inclusive. Through the years our demographics have become more affluent and culturally diverse due in large part to the growth of Microsoft, Amazon and other high tech firms, but the friendliness of the town hasn’t changed. In fact the cultural diversity has been a wonderful benefit to our community.
Our schools are highly rated and the crime is low, 90% below national average according to Forbes. In our time here we have been involved with many activities in the community whether school bake sales, music concerts, Fourth of July celebrations, The Farmers Markets, youth sports of all kinds from Little League Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football to Karate just to name some.
The recent addition of the Teen Center complements our skate park as another opportunity to keep our kids safe and entertained. Walking and hiking trails are found throughout the city with Parks galore including Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, Ebright Creek Park, East Sammamish Park and Soaring Eagle Park just to name a few.
Are you relocating to the area from far away, or like we did a while back exchanging one Sammamish address to another, I’d love to be your guide and assist you in your transition to one of the Friendliest Home Towns you can ask for, Sammamish Washington.