Issaquah offers a beautiful historic downtown that includes a renowned community theater and dozens of restaurants, local shops and more. Each October the city hosts one of the region’s best festivals—Salmon Days. Issaquah has unsurpassed natural beauty. It’s surrounded on three sides by the Issaquah Alps: Cougar Mountain on the west, Squak Mountain to the south, and Tiger Mountain to the east
. To the north of Downtown is Lake Sammamish State Park offering boat launches, picnic areas and kayak rentals. Cougar and Squak Mountains are home to sizeable neighborhoods, though the bulk of all three mountains are preserved in public ownership as Squak Mountain State Park , Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, West Tiger Mountain NRCA, and Tiger Mountain State Forest.
All offer fabulous biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Issaquah is the headquarters of Costco, includes a large Microsoft campus and many other nationally known companies. It offers lakeside lifestyle and is a quick drive to Cascades for skiing, hiking and mountain biking. It is home to one of the region’s first mountain bike parks and offers miles of paved level trails along Lake Sammamish. It’s also an easy commute to Bellevue, Redmond or Seattle.