Homes for Sale in Kirkland

The “city” of Kirkland is a lakefront community on the eastside, bordering the other two major cities…Bellevue and Redmond.  Even with an extensive shoreline along Lake Washington, it has a small town feel with it’s unique downtown waterfront.  The city of Kirkland was named after a British-born business man, Peter Kirk, who in 1886 expanded the Moss Bay Iron and Steel Works.  The two most successful industries in Kirklands early history were wool milling and ship building. By 1940, Kirkland’s Lake Washington Shipyard had built more than 25 warships for the U.S. Navy, on what is now Carillon Point.  The vibrant downtown Kirkland area, now features waterfront condominiums and residential homes, restaurants, public parks, a performing art center and art galleries.