Kirkland is a beautiful and affluent waterfront city located on the east shore of Lake Washington, just North of Bellevue. With a population of 85,063 and a median household income of $88,210, Kirkland is known for its great public schools. The Kirkland waterfront, a main attraction of the city, boasts tons of upscale shopping and a hip restaurant and bar scene. All of this is located just off of the lake, where you will find beautiful parks and sailboat-dotted marinas. Although Kirkland is a suburb, you will never have an issue finding things to do in its growing downtown area.