Money Magazine names Kirkland #5 in best places to live in the USA

Kirkland has been rated the fifth best place to live in the country according to Money Magazine. The article notes the many wonderful attributes Kirkland has to offer families and singles alike.

You can see the Seattle skyline from Kirkland’s beaches, but there’s no need to go to the big city to have fun. Even on a weeknight, the downtown restaurants are full and the sidewalks bustle. “Kirkland is definitely a hotspot right now,” says Kristi Caggiano, 42, who moved to town 14 years ago. She lives near downtown with her husband and 10-year-old son, and says the family can walk to the farmers’ market, local shops, pool, and library.
— Money.com
Summerfest at Marina Park

Summerfest at Marina Park

Among the statistics noted in the article are the facts that parks make up 25% of Kirkland's waterfront and the job growth rate is 4.5%

Seattle’s eastside suburbs can blur together into a pleasant mass of good schools, great jobs, and family-friendly neighborhoods. Kirkland, on the other hand, ticks all those ­boxes while also offering a unique, lively downtown on the shores of Lake Washington.
— Money.com

Heritage Park