Issaquah, named Best Burb by Sunset, one of the Best Towns for Families by Family Circle and one of the Best Towns by Outside, is a great place for residents and visitors alike. Our community of more than 37,000 is conveniently located off the Interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle. Issaquah — nicknamed Trailhead City — is centered within the Issaquah Alps (Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains). It's a destination for countless outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers and paragliders.
In town, Issaquah features a Saturday farmers market, a nationally-recognized theater and a seasonal ArtWalk. In addition, the historic salmon hatchery and Cougar Mountain Zoological Park attract regional visitors. Every October, more than 150,000 people also visit Issaquah for the annual Salmon Days. - City of Issaquah website : Link