Redmond, Washington

1870

The first European settlers arrived in the 1870s.

Luke McRedmond filed a Homestead Act claim for land next to the Sammamish Slough on September 9, 1870, and the following year Warren Perrigo took up land adjacent to him.

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1881

More settlers came, and with the establishment of the first post office in 1881, the name of the community was changed to Melrose.

1883

After becoming postmaster, he successfully petitioned to have the name changed to Redmond in 1883. The abundant forests and fish of Redmond provided jobs for loggers and fishermen, and with those jobs came demand for goods and services, bringing in merchants.

1889

The logging industry expanded significantly in 1889 when the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway built a station in the center of town.

1891

The first plat for Redmond was filed on May 11, 1891, encompassing much of the area now known as downtown.

1912

After reaching the necessary population of 300, Redmond was incorporated on December 31, 1912. Redmond experienced an economic downturn in the 1920s.

1920

After reaching the necessary population of 300, Redmond was incorporated on December 31, 1912. Redmond experienced an economic downturn in the 1920s.

1939

It began as a race around Lake Sammamish called the Redmond Bicycle Derby in 1939, and since then has become a multi-day event including a bicycle criterium, parade, entertainment stages, beer garden, local food offerings and activities.

1950

The lowest recorded temperature was in January 1950.

1951

The city expanded over thirty times larger in area through annexations between 1951 and 1967.

1956

From 1956 to 1965, Redmond was bordered by the town of East Redmond, which was formed by rural homeowners and later dissolved by the Washington Supreme Court.

1963

The completion of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington in 1963 allowed Redmond to flourish as a suburb of Seattle.

1965

From 1956 to 1965, Redmond was bordered by the town of East Redmond, which was formed by rural homeowners and later dissolved by the Washington Supreme Court.

1967

The city expanded over thirty times larger in area through annexations between 1951 and 1967.

1980

By the late 1980s, Downtown Redmond had become "a series of strip centers surrounded by parking lots", sparking plans for a mixed-use revitalized downtown. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course.

1986

The largest employer in the city by far is Microsoft Corporation, which moved its headquarters to Redmond in 1986.

1990

By the late 1980s, Downtown Redmond had become "a series of strip centers surrounded by parking lots", sparking plans for a mixed-use revitalized downtown. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course.

1996

However, to help offset the costs of road improvements for businesses, a business license fee of $55 per employee was approved in 1996.

1997

By the late 1980s, Downtown Redmond had become "a series of strip centers surrounded by parking lots", sparking plans for a mixed-use revitalized downtown. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course.

2000

The sex ratio of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female. ===2000 census=== As of the census of 2000, there were 45,256 people, 19,102 households, and 11,346 families residing in the city.

2001

With Redmond North claiming the Northwest, it is the third team from Washington to claim the Northwest since its inception in 2001.

2003

The city council authorized a ballot measure in March 2003 that would have changed Redmond to a council-manager government.

2004

When visiting the Seattle area, Cirque du Soleil has set up in Marymoor since the 2004 tour of Varekai when a concrete base was built for them to set up on.

The Sammamish River Trail connects to the Puget Power trail, the Burke-Gilman Trail (in Bothell), and the East Lake Sammamish Trail. 60 Acres Park is known for its soccer in the spring through fall and RC electric airplanes and gliders in the winter time. In 2004, Redmond North Little League won the Northwest region and participated in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA.

2006

In June 2006, Microsoft purchased former Safeco's Redmond campus at 4515–5069 154th Place NE for $220.5 million. Other companies with headquarters in Redmond include Nintendo of America, Genie Industries, Physio-Control (now part of Stryker), Visible.net, WildTangent, Solstice (acquired by Samsung) and Data I/O. In 2015, SpaceX and Hyperloop Genesis announced of opening a facility in Redmond.

2009

The highest recorded temperature was on July 29, 2009.

2010

The population was 54,144 at the 2010 census and an estimated 71,929 in 2019.

The average home value in 2014 was $649,000. ===2010 census=== As of the census of 2010, there were 54,144 people, 22,550 households, and 13,890 families residing in the city.

Local bands perform here with concert style speakers. Since 2010, by city ordinance, Redmond has appointed a poet laureate.

2012

Microsoft has over 40,000 blue badge FTEs (full-time employee), 45,000 orange badge contractors (as of June 2012, there are over 94,000 workers, and over half are contractors), and more than 8 million square feet (750,000 square meters) of office space in the Seattle area Eastside region, primarily in Redmond, with additional offices in Bellevue and Issaquah (90,000 employees worldwide).

Other notable events include the Warped Tour and Cavalia in 2012 and 2014. Redmond Saturday Market is the oldest farmer's market in the Seattle area's east side.

2014

The average home value in 2014 was $649,000. ===2010 census=== As of the census of 2010, there were 54,144 people, 22,550 households, and 13,890 families residing in the city.

Other notable events include the Warped Tour and Cavalia in 2012 and 2014. Redmond Saturday Market is the oldest farmer's market in the Seattle area's east side.

2015

The maximum average precipitation occurs in December. Redmond has a mediterranean climate (Csb) with warm to hot summers and cool winters. ==Demographics== According to a 2015 estimate, the annual median income for a household in the city was $99,586.

In June 2006, Microsoft purchased former Safeco's Redmond campus at 4515–5069 154th Place NE for $220.5 million. Other companies with headquarters in Redmond include Nintendo of America, Genie Industries, Physio-Control (now part of Stryker), Visible.net, WildTangent, Solstice (acquired by Samsung) and Data I/O. In 2015, SpaceX and Hyperloop Genesis announced of opening a facility in Redmond.

2019

The population was 54,144 at the 2010 census and an estimated 71,929 in 2019.




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