Techies In Kirkland: Homes Made For The Growing Eastside Tech Corridor

By Amanda Lybeck |

It’s no surprise that the Pacific Northwest’s Silicon Forest is growing, as tech giants are expanding their current offices or opening new branches in downtown Seattle and along the Eastside’s tech corridor to leverage talent on both sides of the lake. Last year, Microsoft renewed leases in Redmond and Bellevue, while Google opened a Kirkland campus expansion that made it the company’s third-largest engineering center in the country. And earlier this month, Amazon opened its first Eastside office at Centre 425 in Bellevue to help employees combat commute times between downtown Seattle and the Eastside’s communities.

Looking ahead, Kirkland’s presence in the tech world will only strengthen, as the highly anticipated Kirkland Urban development will bring larger offices for Wave and Tableau. Scheduled for its first occupancies in 2019, Kirkland Reporter says “Wave will occupy three floors in the 197,000-square-foot, six-floor Urban Central building, while Tableau will lease more than 90,000 square feet in Urban North, which will be a 196,000-square-foot office building.” These promising expansions are pushing techies to the Eastside, as luxurious properties in Kirkland allow for an unparalleled live, work and play lifestyle in a community where charming eateries and local boutiques meet the water’s edge.

In celebration of Kirkland’s bright future, explore a curated collection of stunning homes offered by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty that await their next residents.


Offered at $1,698,000

Sophisticated Mid-Century Modern sits in one of the most desirable West of Market locations, from the easy waterfront walk and local parks to the short 5 to 10-minute drives to Kirkland Urban and the Google campus. Entertaining is a breeze, as open interior spaces give way to a hand-crafted yard.


Offered at $1,425,000

Kirkland Mid-Century is a home right out of Atomic Ranch magazine that hearkens to the design aesthetic and quality builds of the past, yet lives for today in a thoughtful remodel. Enjoy life in a coveted locale just steps from Lake Washington within 20 minutes of the Eastside’s tech hubs.


Offered at $1,049,000

Perched above Lake Washington on 16 beautifully maintained acres, Yarrow Hill offers an elegant floor plan and lock-and-go lifestyle. Easily pivot toward downtown Kirkland’s waterfront, and enjoy close proximity to the 520 Bridge and I-405 to reach job centers in Bellevue and Redmond in minutes.


Offered at $3,900,000

Downtown Kirkland Modern is an architectural masterpiece with one-of-a-kind unique lines, exquisite finishes and expansive open spaces that blur the difference between in and outdoor living. Revel in a coveted locale steps from all that downtown Kirkland has to offer.

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