North Bend and Snoqualmie
Gateway to the Cascade Mountains
North Bend and Snoqualmie are the primary cities in the Snoqualmie Valley. Other small towns in the Valley include Fall City, Carnation, Preston and Duvall.
Surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and outdoor spaces, you can take a day-trip to nearby mountains for hiking, biking, or skiing. Or, just go fishing in a nearby river.
North Bend was popularized by the 1990’s TV series Twin Peaks. Twede’s cafe, which was the Double R restaurant in the series, still in business and you can still get “a damn fine cup of coffee”. You will also find a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops all with-in walking distance.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District, which includes North Bend, is highly ranked by Greatschools.org.
North Bend Features and Highlights
- 30 miles from Seattle.
- 24 miles from Bellevue.
- Home of the primary distribution center for Nintendo in the US.
- Convenient shopping options like North Bend Outlet Mall.
- The towns of North Bend, Snoqualmie, and Fall City became well known after Twin Peaks, the popular ABC drama in the early nineties.
- Mount Si, one of the most popular trails, features beautiful wild flowers and spectacular views of Mount Rainer and the Snoqualmie Valley from the top.
- 20 minutes from Snoqualmie Ski Resort featuring 2,000 acres of skiing and 25 ski lifts.
North Bend in Numbers
- Population 6,475 people
- Median age 37.7 years
- Median household income $90,395
- Poverty rate 13.2%
Snoqualmie was once named the #1 City for Young Families in Washington by NerdWallet. It is strategically located about 30 minutes from the tech centers of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.
Its many attractions include scenic beauty, outdoor activities and high ranked schools. In contrast to other Eastside suburbs, home prices are more affordable. Also some large employers have moved here to take advantage of the low land prices and easy access to I-90.
These have been key factors in the fast growth. As a result, the population increased significantly between 2000 and 2010 from 2,150 to 10,670.
According a Seattle Times article, Snoqualmie Ridge is home to more than 80 percent of Snoqualmie’s population. The Ridge was developed following the addition of 1,300 acres of underdeveloped land to Snoqualmie in the nineties. The Snoqualmie Ridge Home Owners Association governs the communities on both sides of Snoqualmie Parkway.
Snoqualmie Features and Highlights
- 4 miles from Seattle.
- 23 miles from Bellevue.
- Home of Snoqualmie Falls, a 268-foot waterfall, one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions in the Northwest.
- Mount Si High School, in Snoqualmie, is ranked as one of the best in the country.
- Snoqualmie is also home to Snoqualmie Casino, one of the most popular in the region.
Snoqualmie in Numbers
- Population 12,510 people
- Median age 33.8 years
- Median household income $131,453
- Poverty rate 1.85%
Source : Census Bureau, 2016 yr. – www.Datausa.io
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