With its vibrant urban core and stunning natural beauty, the City of Redmond’s evolution has woven the small town feel of older, established neighborhoods with the energy and vitality of a robust urban center. Expansive open spaces, parks and the Sammamish River, interconnected trails, expansive regional transit to neighboring cities and the region with future light rail planned, a vibrant walkable and bikeable downtown, and the safety and security that comes with a Redmond address is why this City was rated #5 Best Small City in the Nation to live. (Source: Money Magazine, 2012)
From its location, The Bond will provide a sustainable connection to Downtown Redmond as well as the metropolitan area. A well-utilized transit stop along Highway 202 connects residents to all of the neighborhood’s amenities. Within the project, an accessible route to and from the bus stop will allow residents to walk through a terracing landscape and into the core of the site. From there, continuous pedestrian walks lead through the site to East Lake Sammamish Parkway and the public amenities beyond. The Sammamish River Trail and the Marymoor Connector Trail are both just steps from the community’s front door. Whole Foods, located 0.6 miles from the property will offer residents the opportunity for easy grocery shopping. One mile past Whole Foods is Redmond Town Center that features more than 110 shops, restaurants, lodging and entertainment venues in an outdoor environment. Additionally, The Bond is just steps away from the region’s largest park, Marymoor Park, which has more than 3 million annual visitors.