Bothell has grown from a quiet suburb into a strong community of residential neighborhoods and industry campuses. Those who have lived in Bothell remember the days when it was largely farm fields, but these days it’s more well known for new home communities. Several builders have put up thousands of new homes over the last 5-10 years.

It’s easy to see why the transformation happened, with Bothell’s strong industry and easy commuting to the tech campuses of the Eastside. Bothell now boasts many biotech companies, as well as traditional tech companies such as Google.

A sprawling city, Bothell has kept up with the difficult task of improving infrastructure to accommodate the growth, including continual improvements in the award winning North Shore School District. Bothell has recently undergone a massive revitalization of it’s downtown area, including public investments of over $150 million. Improvements include new parks and easy connections to the 27 mile Burke-Gilman Trail, which starts in Bothell and runs to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in the West.

In addition to the city’s investment, many businesses and organizations have also invested heavily in the revitalization. The famed McMenamin’s franchise completely redeveloped Bothell’s Anderson School, turning it into a hotel, multiple restaurants surrounding an outdoor seating area, and a movie theater. The University of Washington has continued to grow it’s Bothell campus, and now has over 6000 students in attendance.