While small in size at a mere 16.6 square miles, Redmond, Washington is active, exciting and a hub of modern industry. Located a mere 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, this little city is home to the headquarters of a number of well-known biomedical and technology companies, including Microsoft , Honeywell and Nintendo of America, as well as businesses such as Eddie Bauer and Genie Industries, Redmond is thriving and diverse, with much to offer.
The self proclaimed “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest,” Redmond is nestled between the Cascade mountain range and Puget Sound. It boasts 34 parks and over 25 miles of hiking trails. The best known of these is the Sammamish River Trail, a 9.5 mile trail which connects Redmond to Woodinville, Bothell and Seattle.
Nearby, the City of Monroe rests in a river valley and is surrounded by lush, green forests and open space. Activities in the area include fishing, white-water rafting, hiking, skiing, camping and climbing. Both these small cities are close enough to bigger areas and downtown to make choosing one of the many apartments in Redmond/Monroe an appealing option for those relocating to the area but wanting to live in a more rural setting.