Welcome to Bothell
This idyllic riverfront city boasts of a thriving tech and bio-med scene and a newly revitalized downtown to match. For all its modernity, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, with lush forests and glistening rivers offering respite from the bustle of the urban lifestyle.
Bothell encompasses 12.1 square miles, straddling King and Snohomish counties in Washington State. It had an estimated population of 49,661 as of July 2020. The city is accessible via Interstate 405 and State Route (SR) 522 and 527. Located within driving distance of Woodinville Wine Country and the Everett and Cascade mountains, residents have access to some of Washington State’s most popular outdoor attractions in addition to big city amenities closer to home.
Living in Bothell
Bothell has 13 distinct and officially recognized neighborhoods, including:
- Beckstrom Hill
- Canyon Creek
- Canyon Park
- Lake Pleasant
- North Creek
- Norway Hill
- Pioneer Hills
- Shelton View
The city offers a fine selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and multi-family homes. Buyers will also find a good mix of older homes and new construction. Some of the oldest homes in the city dating back to the early 1900s and can be found primarily in the communities of Maywood and Beckstrom Hill.
New construction homes can be found in Northmark at Beardslee and similar real estate projects in and around the city. The most coveted homes in the city command stunning river and mountain views. Popular architectural styles include Ranch, Bungalow, and Contemporary.
Bothell offers big city conveniences despite its unassuming, small-town vibe. For this reason, the city appeals to all kinds of buyers, from young professionals and families to property investors and retirees. Residents can let their hair down at any of the bars and restaurants in town, or make an impromptu hiking trip to any of the nearby trails.
Residents are served by the Lakeshore School District. Founded in 1959 with the consolidation of the Bothell and Woodinville school districts, Lakeshore has more than 2,000 employees and roughly 22,000 students across 33 schools.
Some of the Schools Under the District Include
- Arrowhead Elementary
- Kenmore Middle School
- Canyon Creek Elementary
- Bothell High School
- Innovation Lab High School
Higher education institutions include Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell.
Residents have access to efficient community transport, though the city encourages everyone to bike or walk to ease congestion. The Cascade Bike Club provides resources to those who want to start biking to work. There are also bike racks at various points across the city.
Activities and Attractions
Blyth Park – This 40.8-acre park is located on the banks of the Sammamish River in the downtown district. Here you’ll find a children’s playground, volleyball court, disc golf course, several picnic shelters with BBQ grills, and trails that connect to the Burke-Gilman Trail and Sammamish RiverTrail.
North Creek Park – Located on the former homestead property of the Bailey family, this park is known for a floating interpretive boardwalk trail that offers a glimpse at the native and migratory birds that can be found in the park’s wetland environment. Visitors also have access to picnic shelters and a children’s playground.
Bothell Historical Museum – Highlights include three remarkably preserved historic buildings within the Park at Bothell Landing. Guests can view the 1893 Hannan House, which features stunning Queen Anne Victorian-style architecture and several exhibits on the first floor. The other two sites include the Beckstrom Cabin and a schoolhouse dating back to the 19th century.