This site is hosted by Sammamish Friends for Sammamish visitors and residents, to find out all the wonderful things about our city, and as a resources for us all to live, thrive, and connect with each other- emphasis on connecting with each other!
Building Community Together
The official Sammamish motto is “Building Community Together” (source). We say: let’s do that!
The vision of Sammamish is a community of families. A blend of small-town atmosphere with a suburban character, the City also enjoys a unique core of urban lifestyles and conveniences. It is characterized by quality neighborhoods, vibrant natural features, and outstanding recreational opportunities. A variety of community gathering places provide numerous civic, cultural, and educational opportunities. Residents are actively involved in the decisions that shape the community and ensure a special sense of place. (source)
Sammamish is a bedroom community, and an Eastside suburb of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. It was incorporated August 31st, 1999. The population was 45,780 at the 2010 census. CNN Money magazine, in its 2011 review of the best places to live in the United States, ranked Sammamish 15th. Forbes, in its 2012 list of the Friendliest Towns in the United States, ranked Sammamish 1st. In 2013, Coldwell Banker ranked Sammamish fourth in its list of Booming Suburbs.
Read the city’s vision statement.
- Sammamish (Wikipedia)
- City Website
- Census Information (US Census Bureau)
- Everything and the Kitchen Sink (Sperling’s Best Places)
- Everything and the Kitchen Sink, on Steriods (city-data.com)
- Current Weather (AccuWeather)
- Historical Weather (usa.com)
- 2012 Citizen’s Survey (see also story in Issaquah Reporter)
Sammamish falls within two postal zip codes:
About Sammamish Friends
Sammamish Friends is a strong group of involved citizens. We seek to protect and enhance our environment and our community. Sammamish Friends is engaged in several initiatives to enhance our community:
- We are working to connect various trails in Sammamish, and to create new trails that will all connect to form a ring around the city we call the Emerald Necklace.
- We seek to enrich our community by fostering civic, environmental, and other groups within the city of Sammamish. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we can help collect donations from the community and write grants to causes that better our community.
- One of the main ways we are improving our community is by fostering volunteerism. Sammamish is fortunate to have many citizens that work at major corporations that match not only dollar donations but pay non-profits a dollars per hour amount for volunteer hours worked. Sammamish Friends seeks to connect volunteers with various efforts to enhance our community.
Come to our next meeting to gain some new friends and help us improve our community!