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Sammamish is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 67,455 at the 2020 census. Located on a plateau, the city is bordered by Lake Sammamish to the west and the Snoqualmie Valley to the east.

The Sammamish Plateau was part of unincorporated King County for most of its recorded history. The first settlers arrived in the late 19th century and established a trio of resorts by the 1930s. The plateau remained a mostly rural area until suburban homes, shopping centers, and schools were built in the 1970s and 1980s. A vote in 1991 to join neighboring Issaquah failed, as did a vote on incorporation the following year. A renewed movement to become a city, born of frustration with development policies set by the county government, met with voter approval in 1998. Sammamish was officially incorporated on August 31, 1999. The city annexed Klahanie on January 1, 2016.

Sammamish has nine parks (Beaver Lake Park, Big Rock Park, East Sammamish Park, Ebright Creek Park, Evans Creek Preserve, NE Sammamish Park, Pine Lake Park, Sammamish Commons, Sammamish Landing). Soaring Eagle Regional Park and Duthie Hill Park abut the city and are on the plateau. East Lake Sammamish Trail runs along Lake Sammamish and connects to a regional trail system, like the Sammamish River Trail to the north, and the Issaquah-Preston Trail to the south.

Sammamish’s public school system is served by two school districts.

North Sammamish is served by Lake Washington School District and has two high schools (Eastlake, Tesla STEM), two middle schools (Inglewood, Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning), and five elementary schools (Elizabeth Blackwell, Rachel Carson, Christa McAuliffe, Margaret Mead, Samantha Smith).

South Sammamish is served by Issaquah School District and has two high schools (Issaquah, Skyline), three middle schools (Beaver Lake, Pacific Cascade, Pine Lake), and seven elementary schools (Cascade Ridge, Cedar Trails, Challenger, Creekside, Discovery, Endeavour, Sunny Hills).

Eastside Catholic School is a private school in the city.

Central Washington University is a public university that opened a Sammamish location on September 20, 2017.

Sammamish is served by three major north–south roads: East Lake Sammamish Parkway, 228th Avenue, and 244th Avenue. They connect to State Route 202 to the north, providing access to Redmond, and Interstate 90 to the south in Issaquah. A regional freeway, Interstate 605, has been proposed several times since the 1960s to run through Sammamish, but has not been built.

Bus service is provided by King County Metro routes 216, 219, 269, and Sound Transit Express route 554 to Redmond, Issaquah, and Downtown Seattle. South Sammamish Park and Ride is the city’s transit center with 265 parking stalls. Metro began running dial-a-ride buses to the Sammamish Plateau in 1993, and it later extended commuter services in the early 2000s.

The King County government began construction of an 11-mile (18 km) bike trail on the east side of Lake Sammamish in 1998, replacing a disused railway.

  • Sahalee Country Club (27-hole golf course)
  • The Plateau Club (18-hole golf course, recreation center)
  • Aldarra Golf Club (18-hole golf course, formerly the site of the Boeing family farm)
  • Sammamish Commons (City Hall, Sammamish Library, Community and Aquatic Center)
  • Pine Lake Village (103,000 sq ft strip mall, anchored by QFC and Rite-Aid)
  • Sammamish Highlands (101,000 sq ft strip mall, anchored by Safeway, Bartell Drugs, and Trader Joe’s)
  • The Village at Sammamish Town Center (113,000 sq ft mixed-use development, anchored by Metropolitan Market)
  • Klahanie Shopping Center (67,000 sq ft strip mall, anchored by QFC)
  • Saffron Center (50,000 sq ft mixed-use development, anchored by Sammamish Cafe and EvergreenHealth)

The Sammamish City Council is elected by the community. Of the seven council members, two members are elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Council meetings are held at City Hall, part of the Sammamish Commons, which is also the site of Sammamish Library, a branch of the King County Library System.

Sammamish does not have its own post office. Eastside Fire and Rescue is contracted to provide fire services. Sammamish contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office for police services. Deputies assigned to Sammamish wear city uniforms and drive patrol cars marked with the city logo.

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