The city of Kirkland was named after British-born steel tycoon Peter Kirk who came to the Northwest in the 1880′s seeking new business opportunities. Kirk envisioned a “Pittsburgh of the West” on the eastern shore of Lake Washington.
Kirkland is a town for all people with ample housing options, civic services, active community programs, convenient shopping, great schools and exciting entertainment. Kirkland’s waterfront promenade offers unlimited recreational opportunities, spectacular views, and boasts one of the most dynamic downtowns in the state.
In Kirkland you’ll find an emphasis on the arts, education, business development, natural resources and quality of life. The Kirkland Performance Center, a 400 seat community theater that hosts the biggest names in regional entertainment. You can now enjoy ballet, live theater, choral performances and more without having to leave downtown Kirkland to do so!
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