In its 105 year history, Bothell has gone from frontier town to vibrant employment and educational center. Economic development is a high priority. Bothell’s highly skilled workforce, no Business & Occupation tax, commuter accessibility and transportation, available and affordable commercial properties in prime locations and improved permit process have attracted everything from cozy cafes to global corporations to the city.

Bothell landing, an exciting downtown redevelopment plan currently underway will provide even greater opportunities for citizens through new downtown jobs and housing options, new and improved public spaces, and by reconnecting the City to its river heritage. For information, visit

Beyond Bothell’s commercial districts are rolling wooded hillsides and quiet neighborhoods. This community prizes its hometown atmosphere and remains rural at heart, yet residents enjoy accessibility to every urban convenience.

Known for its educational facilities, Bothell is part of the award winning Northshore School District and is home to the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus. Extension programs are also available through the University of Washington and Shoreline Community College.

Bothell shines when it comes to recreation. Thousands of canoeists, kayakers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists enjoy the Sammamish River/Burke Gilman Trail. The “Town-Gown Loop,” a 2.7 mile walking history tour, links the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus to quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Other unique shops are also found about two miles north at Country Village.