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Lake Washington, Seattle

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Lake Washington is a large freshwater lake adjacent to the city of Seattle. It is the largest lake in King County and the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington, after Lake Chelan. It is bordered by the cities of Seattle on the west, Bellevue and Kirkland on the east, Renton on the south and Kenmore on the north, and surrounds Mercer Island. The lake is fed by the Sammamish River at its north end and the Cedar River at its south.Lake Washington received its present name in 1854 after Thomas Mercer suggested it be named after George Washington, as the new Washington Territory had been named the year before. Prior names for Lake Washington have included the Duwamish name Xacuabš (Lushootseed: literally great-amount-of-water), as well as Lake Geneva, Lake Duwamish, and the Chinook jargon name, "Hyas Chuck," meaning, "Big Lake."The lake provides great sport fishing opportunities. Some species found in this lake are Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and Black Crappie.
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  • Whether you are looking for a picnic spot in a summer weekend or want to pass through world's longest (and 2nd longest) floating bridges, this is your must visit place. Don't miss 4th July fireworks t...  read more »
  • Probably not the easiest place to get to if you don't have a car, nevertheless we jumped on a bus to the end of the line and then walked. So peaceful, such beautiful views and by looks, plenty of barb...  read more »
  • This may open tuning games to see Washington go to the Lake. Walk across the bridge to good memories, I think I will be
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  • Pros: I have been living here a little over a year and have been loving it. I use to live in a studio apt in Seattle and was paying more for less space. Moving here helped me save money and now I get to have a bedroom, yay! The grounds are well kept and the location is nice and quiet in my corner. Walking distance to parks, shops and restaurants is a plus. The staff is helpful, friendly, and Shelleen is a ray of sunshine. Cons: It does get a little stuffy during the summer just like most places in and around Seattle, so it's important to keep a good air flow in the apartment and to spray around the area with bug replant so they don't get in. Also it would be nice if they had more than one treadmill in their gym but other than that I'm happy with 2000 Lake Washington.
  • Real sense of community. Good people. Rent increase has been hard but I love Paula and Chalene!
  • Thankfully my the lease is up. I've had my car broken in to twice, bike stolen, both neighbors on the bottom floor have had their apartments broken in to and property stolen, and friends have had their cars broken in to as well. This has all happened in the last few months -- and the frequency of theft/break-ins is on the rise. The location is great! But I can't afford to live here at the rate thieves are breaking in and stealing my property. And one thing to be aware of if you do chose this property: the front office will do nothing to prevent break-ins or car prowlers. Don't expect to have decent lighting around your car at night, security cameras, or a police officer circling the parking lot every now and again.
  • Looks ok big flats close to Boeing
  • Beware the property in run by the must unscrupulous property manage companies, Riverstone. I was promised by email that if I would allow maintenance to enter my apartment a week early before I moved out that, my rent would be prorated for that week. Not only did I not receive a pro-ration they charged me $200 dollar for a crack in closet door that was never there. Also, beware they do not have garbage dumpsters, just garbage pick up by your door in the evening. So when you come home you are greeted with the smell of your neighbors garbage. Also, look at crime maps, there have been several burglaries. I tried to contact Riverstone several times about my pro ration and was just hung up by Riverstone Manager Alicia. "You are not a resident anymore it does not
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