WELCOME to Woodinville, Washington—a charming, scenic community situated within the heart of Washington State’s booming wine industry. The casual lifestyle and natural beauty discovered in Woodinville is ideal for residential living and tourist endeavors, and its strategic location near Bellevue and downtown Seattle have established it as an attractive place for business development.
The first family, the Woodins, arrived in current-day Woodinville by the 1870s, settling down along the Squak Slough (now known as the Sammamish River). Lumber mills and logging served as the main employers in the settlement’s early days, as the region was covered with thick forested areas. Growth and development was spurred in the area with the coming of the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Shops, saloons, roads and bridges began springing up around the railroad depot in Woodinville, followed by the establishment of the community’s first post office and school. Prominent businesses, such as the DeYoung family’s Woodinville Mercantile Company and the Molbak family’s first nursery, chose to set up shop here in the early- to mid-1900s, bringing financial opportunities to the fledgling town. The City of Woodinville was officially incorporated on March 31, 1993.
Today, the exceptional resources found in Woodinville have created a truly unmatched quality of life for its residents, businesses and visitors. Outstanding education is provided by Northshore School District #417 and nearby institutions of higher learning, including Cascadia Community College, Lake Washington Technical College and the University of Washington at Bothell. High quality healthcare is accessible through a number of practices and clinics in town, along with several major hospital campuses in neighboring Bellevue and Kirkland. Adding to this, the business sector is as diverse as they come, and the recreational, cultural and tourist attractions are second-to-none.
To learn more about the Woodinville area, contact the Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce at (425) 481-8300 or online at www.woodinvillechamber.org.