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Sammamish is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 45,780 at the 2010 census. Sammamish ranked 15th in CNN Money magazine’s 2011 review of the best places to live in the United States. Forbes ranked Sammamish 1st in its 2012 list of the Friendliest Towns in the United States.

 

Public Transportation:

Bus service is provided by King County Metro and Sound Transit for weekday peak-only routes to Redmond, Issaquah, and Seattle.

 

Parks and Recreation:

Lake Sammamish and Issaquah’s Lake Sammamish State Park offer water recreation. There are many hiking trails and scenic woods around the housing developments. There are five major city parks: Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, NE Sammamish Park, East Sammamish Park, and Ebright Creek Park. Parks being planned in the recently incorporated city include Soaring Eagle Park and the Sammamish Commons. The East Lake Sammamish Trail, opened in April 2006, connects to a regional trail system. A skatepark is located adjacent to the Sammamish City hall, across from Skyline High School.

The first phase of Sammamish Commons, a city center project comprising City Hall, recreation facilities, and a police station was opened in late 2006. The King County Library System relocated the Sammamish Library to the site in January 2010. The city government and YMCA have recently been in talks to create a community aquatic center at the Commons site as well.

Sammamish is home to two private golf clubs: the Plateau Club, and Sahalee Country Club, which hosted the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 World Golf Championship-NEC Invitational.

 

2010 Census:

As of the census of 2010, there were 45,780 people, 15,154 households, and 12,918 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,512.6 inhabitants per square mile (970.1/km2). There were 15,736 housing units at an average density of 863.7 per square mile (333.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.7% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 19.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 15,154 households of which 52.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 14.8% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.28.

The median age in the city was 37.7 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.

 

Education:

The city is part of two school districts: Lake Washington School District (LWSD for short) serves northern Sammamish and Issaquah School District (ISD for short) serves southern Sammamish. There are four high schools, Eastside Catholic School, Eastlake High School, and the STEM school of the LWSD and Skyline High School of ISD exist within the city limits. There are four middle/junior high schools: Inglewood Middle School, Beaver Lake Middle School, Pine Lake Middle School, and Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning, as well as nearly a dozen elementary schools such as Discovery, Sunny Hills, Cascade Ridge, Challenger, Creekside, Margaret Mead, Samantha Smith, Rachel Carson, Christa McAuliffe, and Elizabeth Blackwell. Eastside Catholic High School moved to its newly constructed Sammamish campus in September 2008, with the addition of grades 6-8.

(Source: Wiki)

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