Bothell East is all about tweeting-- and not in the "140 characters or less on the Internet" sort of way. The University of Washington Bothell campus has over 58 acres of prime bird-watching wetlands on reserve.
The Seattle-area suburb of Bothell East has a somewhat misleading name. It is not the east side of the town of Bothell, but the portion of Bothell south of the gentle Sammamish River. It gets its name by being part of the larger Eastside region of towns and suburbs around Lake Washington, with the major city of Seattle to the west. Bothell East is home to over 8,000 people and it has easy access to several urban centers, plus the famous Pacific Northwest greenery of the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Moving to Bothell East
Bothell East is in the beautiful, mild, and mountainous region of the Pacific Northwest on the western side of the Cascade Mountain Range. Combined with the plentiful water of Puget Sound, Lake Washington and the Snohomish river valley, the mountains make sure there's plenty of rain in the area. It's a gentle rain, though -- thunderstorms are a true rarity in the area and snow only happens for a few days each year. It's best to move to the area in the spring or summer to take advantage of the warm and breezy weather instead of fighting the certain rain of winter.
When you come to Bothell East, you'll want to do a little extra research about the different neighborhoods in the area, as some are reserved as seniors-only communities. Much of the area is open to all, though, so see our neighborhood overview below for more details. Otherwise, make sure to have your identification documents, proof of employment and rental history ready when you go apartment hunting. Also look into transportation options. The Eastside area is good for drivers, but if you plan on commuting into Seattle or Bellevue, the ORCA transit card system will save you time and money.
Bothell East Neighborhoods
Bothell East offers a variety of living options, from more dense, urban-style communities to quieter and more suburban areas.
South Bothell East: One of the most dense parts of the area is its southern end. The somewhat twisty cluster of houses above N.E. 145th Street offers the quiet of the suburbs and plenty of park space, plus easy access to Interstate Highway 405 that connects all the way up to Canada and branches south to the rest of Washington and northwestern Oregon.
39th SE and Canyon Creek: Those looking for apartments will do better in the eastern and northern portions of Bothell East that borders Woodinville. This area includes the public school complex on its south end, many single-family houses between 121st Avenue NE and the Woodinville tree line, and a cluster of apartments and condos on its west end. There's also a fairly dense residential area called Canyon Creek that's known for its schools, and a variety of great restaurants near 39th SE street.
Thrasher's Corner and Red Hawk: Finally, there's central Bothell East, featuring communities of larger houses surrounded by woods, such as the up-and-coming district of Thrasher's Corner and its neighbor, Red Hawk.
Life in Bothell East
Bothell East is primarily a residential community, but it has easy access to food, entertainment and other amenities in several surrounding urban areas. The closest is, naturally, Bothell. This is where you'll find acclaimed eateries like Alexa's Cafe and Catering. You can also pop over to Woodinville for a movie at the AMC Loews 12-screen theater or take in a live show at the North Shore Performing Arts Center. Bothell East is also close to the Chateau St. Michelle Winery and the Bellevue Botanical Garden. You'll also have a direct route to Seattle where you'll find the region's top restaurants, arts, entertainment and markets.
Bothell East is a quiet but convenient gateway to many urban centers in Western Washington. You'll get the wooded beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a relaxing community that's welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds.