We know many of you have moved away, so there is a lot of information on this page to help you get reaquainted with the great city of Kirkland.

Kirkland now had an estimated population of 45,740, making Kirkland the eighth largest city in King County and the eighteenth largest city in the State.

Notable features of the city include its downtown, located on the lakefront (Kirkland is the only city on the Eastside with a waterfront downtown), with many restaurants and art galleries and a 400 seat performing arts center; numerous public parks, including a number of beaches; and a large collection of public art, primarily bronze sculptures.

Kirkland is the home of Bungie Studios (developer of the Halo, Marathon, Myth and Oni video game series).  Warehouse chain Costco previously had its headquarters in Kirkland (now in Issaquah), hence the "Kirkland Signature" store brand. Several prominent companies like  have headquarters in Kirkland; see List of companies based in Kirkland, Washington.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Kirkland ranks 13th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.