Welcome to Bothell
A picturesque riverside community with a hip and walkable downtown area.
Bothell is a wealthy Seattle suburb situated along the Sammamish River northeast of Lake Washington, straddling King and Snohomish counties. It was founded as a logging town, but suburban development and the emergence of the technology industry have caused it to explode in popularity in recent years. In addition to a variety of excellent dining and shopping options, its quaint and walkable downtown area features luxury condominiums suitable for those looking for a hip urban lifestyle without having to commute the 25 minutes to Seattle.
The residential neighborhoods surrounding downtown Bothell have a more rural feel and feature spacious single-family homes on large lots. Predominant architectural styles include ranch-style ramblers and mid-century, split-level homes. Bothell is commonly referred to as one of the best cities in Washington state. Its proximity to Seattle, robust economic backbone, beautiful parks, and excellent schools attract families and young professionals alike. It also has a strong reputation for being home to an active and thriving arts community. All of this has made Bothell one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods.
What to Love
- Great schools
- Unique and upscale shopping and dining in downtown Bothell
- Bothell Landing
- A thriving local arts community
Bothell is known for being a family-friendly and community-oriented city. The renowned public school system attracts families with children to the area. Many major technology, biotechnology, and communication companies have offices or are headquartered in Bothell, so it’s a robust regional employment center and a popular place to reside among professionals in these industries. Its beautiful natural landscape and vibrant downtown offer ample opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bothell residents have plenty of options to explore without leaving their city. Its walkable downtown district features a collection of upscale retailers, neighborhood coffee shops, trendy restaurants, and breweries. Poquitos is a restaurant in the downtown area that serves a blend of traditional and innovative Mexican cuisine. Its rustic interior provides diners a unique dining experience while enjoying menu favorites like spicy kale and mushroom tacos and shrimp in salsa brava.
Amaro Bistro serves locally-sourced Italian fare in a cozy, fine dining atmosphere. In addition to offering extensive pasta, salads, and wood stone-fired pizza, it also provides an assortment of wines from the Northwest, California, and Italy.
Sparta's Pizza & Pasta House is another popular destination for pizza and Italian fare but has a more casual dining environment. It has been a staple in the neighborhood for over 40 years and has never strayed from its classic recipes. Their pizza is made with fresh dough, signature pizza sauce, and organic Danish mozzarella cheese.
The Bine Beer & Food is a prime example of the many new hip eateries and bars that line Bothell’s quaint downtown streets. It curates an extensive selection of craft beers on tap, most of which are local to the Pacific Northwest. Its food menu consists of a variety of primarily American comfort foods like beer battered cheese curds, bacon grilled cheese sandwiches, and Carolina Cubano.
Things to Do
Bothell is home to an active calendar of fun community events and various parks, ideal for outdoor recreation. The City of Bothell hosts “Summer Nights in Bothell,” a weekly family-friendly event in the heart of downtown. It features local food vendors, live music, and art exhibitions.
One of the largest and most popular parks in the city, Bothell Landing Park, is an excellent place to enjoy the great outdoors. Bordering the Sammamish River, it features over five acres of natural beauty, hiking trails, a picnic space, a playground, a historical museum, and kayak rentals with a public kayak and canoe launching space. The Bothell Landing area features many neighborhood coffee shops perfect for catching up with friends and grabbing a tasty beverage before strolling into the park.
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