Issaquah Highlands Community
The Issaquah Highlands neighborhood is very pedestrian and alternative transportation friendly community with a large network of sidewalks and trails. There is also a King County Transit center where one can connect to the King County transportation system.
Shopping & entertainment options are plentiful, with the recent addition of Grand Ridge Plaza - including the 14 screen Regal Cinema, Safeway grocery store, Marshall's, Home Goods, and many other local & national shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Issaquah Highlands Parks and Trails
There are over 1,500 acres dedicated to parks and open spaces within the Issaquah Highlands with lots of places to walk, hike and bike. By the numbers, there are 22 parks, five soccer field, three baseball fields, ten picnic areas and two off-leash dog parks. In addition, there are six tennis courts and one community garden.
With over ten miles of trails, The Highlands community has trails and walkways to almost every location within the development. And more recently, the special flyover lane over I90 connects the Highlands trails with the network of trails laced through Squak, Tiger and Cougar Mountains.
Highlights of the Issaquah Highlands:
- Easy commute to Downtown Seattle via I90
- Award-winning Issaquah School District
- Fiber-optic network connections in all homes and buildings
- Access to the 7,000 Issaquah Community Center
- Homes & condos in many different price ranges
- New Swedish Medical Center Complex.
- High Streets Shopping Center and the Shops at Issaquah Highlands
- Mountain, valley and downtown Seattle views
The New Swedish Medical Center
On November 1, 2011, the final phase of the Swedish Issaquah Hospital was completed with the Issaquah Highlands. The completion of the hospital is the first full-service ground-up hospital built in the Seattle metropolitan area in over a quarter of a century. The hospital complex now includes a five-story medical office building housing primary and specialty care clinics, the Swedish Cancer Institute, a full-service emergency department, a pharmacy, laboratories, imaging center and eight retail stores. Also on November 1st, 80 inpatient beds became available - which will grow to eventually include 175 beds as patient needs increase.
As a part of the hospital, there are certain specialty areas which include; the Childbirth Center, the Medical and Surgical Inpatient Unit and special retail stores and a cafe. As a result of the completion of the Swedish medical center in Issaquah, the new facility has created almost 1,000 jobs in Issaquah.