The suburbs directly East of Seattle and Lake Washington, collectively known to locals as “the Eastside,” make up one of the most beautiful, rapidly growing areas in Washington State and the entire US, and for good reason. Home to several major employers such as Microsoft, Nintendo, T-Mobile and Costco Corporate, the Eastside has seen a major influx of new residents over the past decade. As more people relocate to the area, each of the cities that make up Seattle’s Eastside have grown to offer their own unique brand of dining, recreation and entertainment. What was once the “boring side” of Seattle, is now a haven for foodies, wine and beer connoisseurs, and outdoor enthusiasts.

While definitions vary, five cities make up the central hub of the Eastside – Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah. Surrounding areas including Mercer Island, Newcastle, Woodinville, Bothell, and the greater Snoqualmie Valley would be considered by many to be extensions of the Eastside region as well. If you’re new to the Eastside, or considering moving to the area, be sure to check out our comprehensive Eastside Overview.



Hi, we’re Megan and Casey. In 2020 we had two big realizations that led to the creation of Discover the Eastside.

First, that our community was missing something. There was no single resource that we really connected with for people that love exploring Seattle’s Eastside. We always found ourselves having to look at a handful of individual websites specific to each city or activity, or found information that is more catered to those that live in Seattle.

Second, that it was time for us to create the resource that we wish existed. With over 30 years combined of living on (and loving) the Eastside, we had a vast amount of knowledge about our amazing local activities and businesses, and an eagerness to keep learning and exploring. Armed with Megan’s background in marketing and business operations, and a passion for documenting and sharing what we know, Discover the Eastside was born.

As the Owners of Discover the Eastside, our dream for the site is to be the single best resource for residents, visitors, and people considering moving to the area. We truly feel that the Eastside is one of the most amazing spots on earth, and has an incredible cohesion and collective offering that deserves to be represented in the online space. As we work to accomplish this dream, we’re dedicated to adding new content each and every week in the form of informational pieces laced with insights and opinions from our personal experiences. Join us on our journey, as we help the world to “Discover the Eastside”!


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