Nestled in the shadows of Mount Si, in the upper Valley of the Snoqualmie River, 31 miles east of Seattle, at the foothills of Cascade Range, is the bedroom community of North Bend, Washington. You’d be hard-pressed to find a tiny town with more natural beauty and charm than North Bend.
North Bend is in King County and boasts a population just shy of 6,000. This 4.3 square mile community is recognized as a traveller’s town whose younger years offered a trading post, an early hotel, and farmer-friendly prairies waiting to be worked. Today, King County Transit provides public transportation through North Bend and its surrounding areas for residents and tourists.
The town is peppered with historic buildings, outlet malls, and locally owned and operated small businesses such as Scott’s Dairy Freeze, run by the town mayor.
Festivals of every kind shower the town in celebration, and recreation is plentiful. The natural beauty lends itself to hiking, biking, fishing, and other adrenaline pumping outdoor activities.
North Bend is recognized as home to Nintendo, the main Northern American video game console manufacturer and distribution center. Adding to the town’s fame is the television show, Twin Peaks, popular in the 1990’s.
But you’ll need an umbrella. North Bend receives approximately 61 inches of rain per year, nearly twice the national average. In the colder months, the area is speckled with 11 inches of snow. Although there are 186 days of the year with measurable precipitation, 156 days annually receive sunshine, perfect for those outdoor activities. Summer high temperatures are a comfortable 75 degrees with winter lows nearly half the summer highs with temperatures averaging 33 degrees.
Along the streets of small town North Bend are quaint shops, theaters, museums, restaurants, and community spirit. You may just find yourself feeling right at home.
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