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Bothell, WA

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“Welcome to Bothell, for a day or a lifetime.” This quaint sign greets visitors who enter the quaint little bedroom community just north of Bellevue. It is a quiet, tight-knit community that embraces their city with fervor, and brings a kind of gentle neighborly spirit to all those who visit. Undergoing a downtown revitalization, Bothell is seeing some serious growth and development since 2010, and continues to expand with attractions like the University of Washington, Freedom Festival, Riverfest, and more.

Getting Around in Bothell, WA

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Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
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Transit Score®
"No Nearby Transit"
The average commuter time in Bothell is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.59%
  • 17.47%
  • 3.63%

Sip and Chug in Bothe

While the wet weather of the Pacific Northwest might get some people down, locals only laugh at a little drizzle. There is a reason that some of the finest wineries and breweries originate from this magical part of the country. Bothell is home to a number of them as well as Woodinville just next door. Check out Red Hook Brewery on a blustery fall evening to settle in and sip some dark nectar. They also host free movies in the park right outside their brewery in summer. If beer is not your thing, there are more than 100 wineries in the area.

Higher Education

Not only home to Cascadia Community College, but also to the satellite campus of the University of Washington, Bothell is a great place to continue your pursuit of knowledge and higher education. The schools offer more than 30 bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs including business administration, nursing, computer systems, and education. As the largest branch campus in the state, they have a large student population that tends to commute in from neighboring cities. The campus itself is also situated on a preserved wetland restoration project, which provides a nice backdrop for you as you crunch for midterms.

Hit the Trails

One of the best parts about living in this part of the country is the natural beauty. Bothell is no exception. Its verdant, wooded, evergreen trees create a calm, peaceful mood. Many people enjoy getting out, even if it is rainy, and hitting the trails for a nice run or long bike ride around the lake. The most popular trail is Burke-Gilman that, if you are willing, will take you all the way around Lake Washington and down into Seattle via Ravenna, Ballard, and Fremont. It is a beautiful ride with scenic views of the peninsula and Mount Rainier.