Anne Hess


Welcome! We’re so glad to have you here in Kirkland.

When I first moved to Kirkland, what impressed me most was the warmth and hospitality of our neighbors.

Kirkland is a very philanthropic town, and neighbors are always looking for ways to give back and make our community strong.

Being located right on Lake Washington, our town is very walkable, whether you are strolling through our downtown or along the lake.

Whether you’ve moved from across town, another state, or from overseas, we want to warmly welcome you to your new home. Settling into a new home is exciting, and there’s also so much to learn about the area.

BeLOCAL Kirkland gives you the top picks for the best of everything Kirkland. BeLocal was developed to give the locals’ perspective into everything that Kirkland has to offer. Things that often take people years to discover. Inside you will find favorite local hidden gems, eateries, places for your four-legged friends, a little bit of history, volunteer opportunities and some of the best annual events.

And all of this is from your local residents’ recommendations and from top influencers. With all that Kirkland has to offer, you’ll appreciate some tips from your new neighbors which will help you become a local a little faster.

So, welcome to your new home! Enjoy exploring Kirkland. I think you’ll find Kirkland to be a warm and welcoming community, and I’m here to make your transition a little easier. Feel free to reach out for a cup of coffee – my treat!

We look forward to seeing you out and about or on the lake.