Welcome to the beautiful Bothell, WA, one of Lake Washington’s beautiful Eastside communities. Bothell (pronounced /ˈbɒθəl/ both-əl) is a city located in King and Snohomish Counties in the state of Washington. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The population was 33,505 as of the 2010 census. Prior to annexation and the 2000 census, the northern portions of Bothell which lie in Snohomish County were considered a part of the Alderwood Manor-Bothell North census-designated place. Bothell has transformed itself from a simple bedroom community for Seattle workers into its own strong economy thanks to several tech-savvy businesses that moved into the area in the 1990s. The University of Washington (U Dub) has a campus located within city limits. Canyon Creek, Fitzgerald, The Highlands, Maywood/Beckstrom Hills, Norway, Pioneer Hills, Queensgate, Mays Pond, Queensborough/Brentwood, Riverfront, Waynita and Shelton View are only a few of the residential neighborhoods that make up the city of Bothell.
As you can imagine, a city as beautiful as Bothell is full of several annual celebrations.
Bothell Farmer’s Market is open from June through September in the Country Village. Country Village also offers great restaurants, children’s boutiques, book stores, clothing stores, antiques, two day spas and much, much more. They also schedule several special events throughout the year. You should check out their calendar to see what you might be interested in this weekend.
The Bothell Freedom Festival takes place every July 4th. This two day celebration includes a patriotic parade as well as a Battle of Concord re-enactment on Bothell Landing Bridge.
Summertime weather is perfect for outdoor musical concerts. Bothell Landing Amphitheater hosts Music in the Park every Friday evening throughout July and August. August is when the annual Riverfest comes to downtown Bothell. Typically, you’ll see a car show, expo, live entertainment and possibly pie-eating contests. It’s family fun for everyone.
October brings the Harvest Festival/Pumpkin Carving event at Country Village. Santa rides in at the end of November or beginning of December each year at Bothell Landing. That is also where residents gather for the tree lighting ceremony each year.
Bike enthusiasts love the challenge of the Summits of Bothell bike ride. It’s a 38 mile trek that includes over 3000 feet of climbing (13-18% grades in places). For a little more of a challenge, you can try the “Ascent of Anguish”, which will put your climb at an even 3500 feet.
As of 2013, there are 35,576 Bothell residents. The median age of the Bothell population is 40 years old. The median household income is $74,793.
Bothell real estate is a hot commodity right now. The median home value for a single-family Bothell home is $448,400. These values have increased 11.2% since last year. They are expected to continue to rise over 6% by the end of this year.