Made famous in pop culture for the title role it played in Twin Peaks, present-day North Bend is one of Washington’s suburban treasures. Located just close enough to the business sectors of Seattle and the Eastside, this community of just under 7,000 residents is conveniently located along I-90 to allow for an easy commute, yet nestled in the forests of the Cascade foothills and home to some of the most sought after locations for adventurers.
From North Bend Way, drive into town where you’re greeted by Twede’s Cafe, an old-school diner, featured on Twin Peaks, known for its breakfasts, burgers, and pies. It’s the gateway to a vibrant downtown full of great spots to eat, shop, and handle all of your other necessities. But when the outdoors call, there’s no better place to be. The city features an impressive array of hiking and bicycling trails and paths, including the most famous and popular hike in Washington State, the Mount Si Trail, a strenuous 8-mile roundtrip hike with an elevation gain of over 4,000 feet. Want to spot wildlife? North Bend and the surrounding upper valley are home to a resident elk herd of between 300 and 600.
When you’re ready to pivot to the area’s other great offerings, the picture-perfect Snoqualmie Falls is only five minutes from downtown North Bend. Meanwhile, The Summit at Snoqualmie, 2,000 acres of skiing operating 25 ski lifts is just 20 miles away.
Add excellent schools to the mix, and the North Bend community stands out as one of the finest in the region.