Issaquah & Sammamish
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About Issaquah & Sammamish Plateau
SAMMAMISH & ISSAQUAH RATED TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN THE USA
A settlement dating back 125 years and tucked into the Cascade Range foothills is where you might expect to find a former logging camp or mining ghost town. But that’s not so for the city of Issaquah — which started with approximately 500 residents in 1892 as the town of Gilman, officially became the town of Issaquah in 1899, then the city of Issaquah in 1959 — and has seen more residents and businesses move to the area over the years.
The city is hemmed in by three mountains (Cougar, Squak, and Tiger — a trio of peaks that helps comprise the Issaquah Alps), Lake Sammamish, and a busy, noisy ribbon of Interstate 90 that cuts the city in half.
Issaquah is located 15 miles east of Seattle along interstate 90. Costco headquarters, Microsoft and Amazon.com are close by. With local festivities, shopping and gorgeous natural setting, Issaquah has become a popular stop for visitors either as a destination, or as a stop-over as they travel to the mountains for skiing, hiking, and biking. Issaquah is home to many parks, trail and Lake Sammamish for water activities.
The Sammamish Plateau was part of unincorporated King County for most of its recorded history. The first settlers arrived in the late 19th century and established a trio of resorts by the 1930s. The plateau remained a mostly rural area until suburban homes, shopping centers, and schools were built in the 1970s and 1980s. A vote in 1991 to join neighboring Issaquah failed, as did a vote on incorporation the following year. A renewed movement to become a city, born of frustration with development policies set by the county government, met with voter approval in 1998. Sammamish was officially incorporated on August 31, 1999.