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Cougar Mountain, Issaquah, WA

Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, Washington

Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, Washington

Cougar Mountain in Issaquah, Washington is a scenic community of 30,000, surrounded by the majestic “Issaquah Alps”. Though only a 15 minute drive from Seattle, Issaquah has a small town feel, and reverence of nature.

This is proven by their pristine parks, hiking trails, nature preserves, rivers, and clear blue lakes.

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Attractions

The Issaquah Community Center boasts sports, educational, dance, and art camps. They have basketball courts, an indoor track, a fitness room, baseball fields, group exercise, and sports leagues for all ages.

The Community Center is also a great place to host birthday parties, weddings, or any large gathering.

The Julius Boehm public swimming pool is a hit with everyone. While there, you can attend lifeguard, CPR, and first aid classes. You can even rent the pool for private parties; complete with lifeguard, age appropriate games, and refreshments.

A seasonal farmer’s market, held on Saturdays between April and October, features activities for children and families, cooking demonstrations, fresh baked goods, and handmade arts and crafts. Of course, farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables are in abundance too.

That’s not all though; there are informational and hobby booths, mini-concerts, entertainment, local organic produce, and an on-site master gardener.

Schools in the Area

Issaquah Schools enjoy a 9 out of 10 rating from Greatschools.org. There is an amazing array of year round activities for children of all ages.

The Issaquah Youth Center offers basketball, dodge ball, ping pong, billiards, air hockey, Xbox 360, Wii, and a computer lab for homework.

Issaquah hosts a district-wide middle school dance for grades 6 – 8. They began a teen art club and have a large variety of sports camps available. Some camps are only offered in the summer months but include baseball, rugby, soccer, tennis, fencing, basketball, flag football, golf, volleyball, and lacrosse.

Your preschoolers are certainly not forgotten. Issaquah offers pee-wee sports, fun and interactive classes, plus a top notch preschool program. Issaquah’s preschool program has been operating for 16 years. They are immensely proud of an excellent and experienced teaching staff that works diligently to encourage socialization, teach cooperation, and enhance listening skills.

The program also offers opportunities for social, physical, educational, and emotional growth. All in an effort to ready your child for kindergarten.

Job Market

It’s a short commute to the Seattle metro area, where opportunities abound. There is no need to leave Issaquah to begin a career though. It’s a tech community with plenty of positions for professionals, scientific services, engineers, and computer specialists.

Hi-tech jobs are followed closely by manufacturing, retail, and management prospects.

Culture

Issaquah and Cougar Mountain are home to many historical sites and trails. They have a theater company, talented local musicians, fine dining, plenty of community festivals and an excellent zoo.

Seattle, just a quick drive from Cougar Mountain – Issaquah, is a metropolitan city that has everything even those with the most discerning tastes could want.

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