Issaquah, Washington, about a 20-minute drive east of Seattle, is a quaint little historic town said to be one of the best healthy places to retire. Nicknamed “Trailhead City”, Issaquah offers a beautiful environment in a forgiving climate with miles and miles of trails.
But don’t let the word “retire” fool you. Although seven percent of its more than 28,000 residents are aged 65 or older, Issaquah is full of vigorous activities such as swimming, hiking, tennis, skiing, kayaking, and even paragliding! What was once a mining and logging town is now a bustling activity center for people of all ages.
Membership to local community centers is inexpensive, the local small theater is said to rival talent from big cities in the U.S., and the town, tucked in the foothills of the Cascade mountains, has a wide array of attractions.
Approximately 18,000 Issaquah students receive their education in Issaquah School District’s 24 public schools. Additionally, 1,832 students attend private schools, of which Issaquah has 15.
Issaquah thrives on its activities, but also boasts a wide variety of attractions including the historic train museum, a salmon hatchery, Cougar Mountain Zoo, Bohm’s Candies, and the historic Triple X drive in restaurant featuring 1950s style hamburgers and good old-fashioned root beer.
Average rainfall in Issaquah is about 61 inches annually, with about 11 inches of snow each year. There are 186 days with measurable precipitation, leaving 154 days of the year where the sun shines in Issaquah. Average high temperatures in summer are around 75 degrees, and winter lows are around 32 degrees. The climate lends itself to year-round activities for all ages, indoors and out
Issaquah, Washington may indeed be one of the healthiest places to retire, but it’s also a thriving community for members of all ages.
Give The Eastside Real Estate Team a call today at 425-200-4093 to tour available homes in the Issaquah area.
- City of Issaquah Website
- Issaquah School District
- Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
- Issaquah Washington Weekly Housing Statistics
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