"COUNTRY LIVING, CITY STYLE" is the official motto for this area of the greater Eastside. Woodinville with its interspersed neighborhoods is considered the "country" to the metropolitan areas that dominate the Eastside such as Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah and Redmond. Because of the past planning that demanded that new subdivisions be platted with 3/4 acre lots or bigger, Woodinville offers that spacious feeling within their neighborhoods in contrast to the high density "crammed in" character of most of the Eastside. The Natural greenbelts, open spaces, preserves, lakes, and streams, horse farms, ranches that separate most of the neighborhoods helps create a spacious rural atmosphere.
Located in the lush Sammamish valley surrounded by rolling hills and tall evergreens along with views of the Cascades, Mt Rainier, and numerous lakes and salmon spawning streams it has become a true lifestyle of community living within natural beauty. Located along the 405 Freeway it gives immediate access to the downtown centers of Bellevue, Seattle and Lynnwood. Adjacent to the new technology corridor dominated by biotech, e-commerce, computer, internet and other high tech companies, it offers mid to high range employment opportunities. A quaint but vibrant downtown has all the offerings of any metropolitan area with shopping, dining, movie theaters and many services. The world-renowned Molbaks nursery is the centerpiece of the downtown core.
Add to this country feel that Woodinville is becoming the Washington Mecca for wine and beer connoisseurs demonstrated by the fact Woodinville is home to Ste Michelle, Columbia, Silver Lake and Facelli wineries and the Red Hook Brewery. These facilities offer headliner concerts in the Summer bringing additional "character" to this aspiring area. Adding to the strong sense of community is the Woodinville Repertory theater, Community Band, annual Woodinville Wine festival, The All-Fools and Basset bash parade, July 4th fireworks and Holiday Lighting Festival. Visit Our Neighborhoods for more information on Woodinville and its neighborhoods.
The award winning Northshore and Lake Washington school districts area a major attraction of many Washington Residences. Long known for their high academic standards and achievements, many Washington residents seek this are just for the schools. Also known for outstanding athletics prowess, Inglemoor and Woodinville High School always dominate their leagues in boys as well as girls sports teams. Because of the residents strong sense of community and parent involvement, the youth sport programs are "second to none" in Washington State at all age levels.