Redmond East neighborhood is a residential area, with some town centers bringing together local shops, doctors, banks … and some restaurants.
There are no apartment buildings. Many houses are grouped by “neighborhood” (such as Redmond Ridge). The neighborhoods then form homogeneous neighborhoods, bringing together houses of equivalent size, often built by the same builder, on similar sized grounds. There are often children’s play areas or walking paths.
The gardens are well maintained, and a significant number of houses are decorated according to the seasons. As tradition dictates, seasonal wreaths on the front doors are replaced by flags based on holidays and commemorations, Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Parks include Marymoor Park (sports fields, tennis courts, special closed dog park), Evans Creek Preserve (walking trails), Redmond Watershed (walker and bike path). It’s a very green neighborhood, with lots of footpaths, including a portion of the Sammamish Trail along East Lake Sammamish Parkway (bikes, walkers, joggers).
Redmond East has little access to the lake, but offers several activities: Sammamish Landing Beach, a bike path and 2 pontoons.
Crossing a public park gives access to Pine Lake Park, lined with homes. No boats but stand up paddle allowed, and swimming is possible in the landscaped areas.
School education: part of the Lake Washington School District.
The restaurants are located in downtown Redmond; a little crush: PomeGranate Bistro in front of Whole Foods in Redmond.
Thanks to the 520, you are about 30 minutes from Seattle downtown except the afternoon from 4pm, traffic becomes impossible. You can also use the buses from downtown Redmond or Bear Creek.