Community & Commerce


Kirkland is a vibrant, attractive, and welcoming place to live, work, play, and visit. Safe, walkable, bikeable, and friendly neighborhoods are connected to each other and to thriving commercial centers that provide jobs and services, schools, parks, and our scenic waterfront. Civic engagement, equity, and diversity are highly valued. We honor our rich heritage while embracing the future. We are dedicated to celebrating, protecting, and encouraging diversity and inclusion, and we commit to combating systemic and institutional racism. Convenient and dependable local and regional transit services, connected by convenient walk and bike routes, provide viable alternatives to driving. Jobs and housing for all income groups are clustered around transit routes and trails, helping to create a more equitable and walkable community. Neighborhoods have housing of all different shapes and sizes to accommodate marginalized communities and individuals in every stage of life and income.