The King County city of Issaquah is a rapidly growing suburb of Seattle and is named for its significance in Native American culture as a natural and spiritual place full of beautiful wildlife. The city is surrounded by mountains including Tiger Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Squak Mountain while being located just south of Lake Sammamish. Over 36,000 residents live in Issaquah with some of the city’s most notable employers being Siemens Medical Solutions and GoldSim Technology Group. As part of the King County Metro system, accessible transportation is available for commuters between Bellevue, Seattle, and Issaquah. The city also thrives on art and theater culture and is home to venues and events such as the Village Theatre and the Salmon Days Festival. Other popular and worthwhile family attractions include the Cougar Mountain Zoo, the Gilman Village shopping district, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, and more.
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