The city of Sammamish was incorporated in August of 1999. With a recent vote for annexation of the Klahanie region in 2016, 61,250 residents now call Sammamish their home.
Sammamish is a vibrant growing community that is very family oriented, kid friendly, safe, connected community that has sustained the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Sammamish has many parks and outdoor recreation areas including East Sammamish Trail, Pine Lake, Beaver Lake Park and Reserve and Evans Creek Preserve. There are plentiful walking, biking and hiking trails along with abundant wildlife. Sammamish is conveniently situated in the foothills between Redmond and Issaquah within minutes I-90 and 520.
Sammamish was voted the 2nd best place to live in Washington according to niche.com. Sammamish was ranked #1 in best place to raise a family, best suburbs to buy a home and the best suburbs to raise a family. Sammamish has top ranked public schools with an A+ rating. It is also home to several private schools including Eastside Catholic High School. Sammamish residents feel a strong sense of community and is very family oriented with 55% of households with children. The main shopping center of Sammamish is located on 228th with the new addition of the Metropolitan Market and a wide variety of restaurants.