Sammamish is located roughly 20 miles east of Seattle and sits on the shores of Lake Sammamish. This suburb was recently rated the ninth best neighborhood in America, according to Money Magazine. This might be because residents take a massive amount of pride in their neighborhood, so there is a tight-knit feel. Or perhaps it is because this area is surrounded by an abundance of outdoor adventure opportunities! Besides the lake and the parks in the city, you also have easy access to Snoqualmie Pass, which provides a plethora of hiking options and even skiing in the winter.