About Issaquah Highlands
Issaquah Highlands combines the convenience and excitement found in dense cities with the quality of life found in the suburbs. Environmentally sensitive with safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, and many recreational opportunities-our community provides an ideal place for you and your family to live, work, and play

Quick facts

Issaquah Highlands combines the convenience and excitement found in dense cities with the quality of life found in the suburbs. Environmentally sensitive with safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, and many recreational opportunities-our community provides an ideal place for you and your family to live, work, and play. Located north of Interstate 90, Issaquah Highlands is a master-planned community providing a mix of single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, retail and recreational uses. Consisting of approximately 2,200 acres, the Issaquah Highlands includes about 490 acres in the city of Issaquah and 1,520 acres of publicly-dedicated open space in King County, as well as 185 acres in unincorporated King County for the rural, large scale homes of the Grand Ridge neighborhood. Issaquah Highlands has approximately 3,150 (approximately 3,500 homes when fully built out), 950 in rental communities, an elementary school, a first-class destination shopping district called Grand Ridge Plaza, Swedish hospital and other medical services and is expecting the esteemed Bellevue College to begin building here soon.

Land use

2200 TOTAL ACRES

100%

1540 - Publicly-dedicated to open space

70%

484 - Dedicated for dense housing, retail and commercial uses

22%

Housing

4075 TOTAL HOMES

100%

3125 - Owner occupant

76%

950 - Rental housing

24%

Community Guiding Principles

Sustainability and Stewardship

A thriving, efficient, sustainable community that cares for and preserves the natural environment for ourselves and for generations to come.

Diversity

Issaquah Highlands attracts a diversity of incomes, household make-ups, lifestyles, activities, ethnicities, and backgrounds. A diversity of land uses, architecture, and amenities enrich people’s lives.

Community Values

Issaquah Highlands values individual privacy and provides opportunities for social interactivity and community life for adults, children, and seniors that promote common values and shared responsibilities.

Pedestrian Friendly Design

Issaquah Highlands’ community plan, infrastructure, and amenities are designed to encourage walking, bicycling, and transit use.

Civic Celebration through Public Amenities

Issaquah Highlands provides high quality common buildings and public spaces such as community center Blakely Hall and our numerous parks.

A Local Context

Issaquah Highlands has a unique and memorable identity as a neighborhood within the City of Issaquah. We commemorate and celebrate the rich history of the region.

Contribute to the Good of the Region

Issaquah Highlands is a complete community that accommodates living, working, learning, playing, and nurturing while contributing to the richness, opportunity and quality of life of the region.

Vitality, Flexibility, and Collaboration

Issaquah Highlands is economically vital and a viable community where the collaboration of public and private interests offers positive responses to the changing needs of the future.

Stewardship

Issaquah Highlands provides public infrastructure that is high quality, efficiently maintained, and economically serviced.

History of Issaquah Highlands

Living Green

living-greenChoosing A Better Way to Live

The choices we all make affect the future of our planet, our neighborhoods and our way of life. Living Green is all about making choices that help us all “tread more lightly on the earth.” Those choices can be as simple as how often we choose our two legs instead of four wheels to the type of home we choose to live in. Issaquah Highlands strives to make Living Green practical and accessible for everyone. Some of us will make a few small choices toward Living Green. Others will commit to a whole new green way of life. Each is important. From small choices, like increasing the energy efficiency of a new home, to major choices, such as creating an entire sustainable infrastructure like Issaquah Highlands, these choices, individual, corporate and community efforts, will help us leave our community a little better than when we found it.

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