Kirkland, WA is a suburb of Seattle on the eastside of Lake Washington. An affluent community, Kirkland, with its art gallery and boutique store downtown fronting Lake Washington, has some of the highest priced real estate in Washington. A few miles up from downtown is Totem Lake, a community of Kirkland. With many condominiums, apartments, established neighborhoods as well as some newer construction commuinities, Totem Lake is a great place to live. With easy access to the interstate, Totem Lake provides area residents an easy commute to major area employers on the Eastside as well as a do able commute to Seattle or Everett. Totem Lake has good area schools. The Totem Lake area is also known for its medical services. One of the biggest hospitals on the Eastside, namely Evergreen Hospital, is located here and surrounding the hospital are numerous private practices by specialists.