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Alta At The Lake townhomes
E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE & SE 43rd Way, Issaquah, WA 98029

When it's complete, Alta At The Lake will be an 80-unit townhouse complex that will sit on the border ofMore Sammamish and Issaquah. As of December 2010, units were finished, sold and occupied.

The units offer views of Lake Sammamish and sit off East Lake Sammamish Parkway, a major thoroughfare at the base of the Sammamish Plateau.

The units offer between two to four bedrooms, covering between about 1,500 to 2,300 square feet. Some units have lofts. The asking price for the units ranges from about $350,000 to $465,000, according to the developer's website in December 2010.

East Lake Sammamish Trail
E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE & SE 33rd St, Sammamish, WA 98075

The East Lake Sammamish Trail is owned and operated by King County government. It stretches for 11More miles from Redmond in the north, through Sammamish and down to Issaquah in the south.

A former railroad route, it is popular with walkers, hikers, joggers and bicyclists. Motorized vehicles and horses are not permitted on the gravel trail. Of the 11 miles, a majority of it gently winds its way through Sammamish on the eastern side of the lake.

Users are asked to remain on the trail and avoid private property. There are lakefront homes next to the trail. Pet owners are asked to clean up after their animals.

There are gravel areas that offer access to the trail. As of December 2010, the city of Sammamish reports they are: 187th Ave. Northeast, Northeast 7th Court, Southeast 8th St., Southeast 33rd St., 212th Way Southeast.

Motorists can park vehicles on city of Sammamish streets. The city recommends large gravel areas on the west side of East Lake Sammamish Parkway.

The city has a webpage dedicated to more trail information. King County also has a map (PDF link is on the right) with photos of the access areas. A trail map is available.

Sunny Hills Elementary School
3200 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

As one of the first elementary schools built in the Sammamish-Issaquah area, Sunny Hills enjoys strong parentalMore support for its goal of academic excellence.

The school reports that each student is represented by a parent or Sunny Hills staff member in its PTA. School officials say that support can be seen in various programs, including choir, wildlife, science and gardening classes, and chess clubs.

Sunny Hills also tries to broaden students' world views. In the past, students donated clothing and toys for children in Bolivia.

During the 2009-10 academic year, the school had 36 teachers who helped 618 students. Of that number, 328 were boys and 290 were girls. On average, each teacher had 12 years of experience. On the faculty, 72 percent had earned their master's degrees.

The school attendance area resembles an upside down T -- with East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast on the southwest side and 228th Avenue Southeast bordering the western boundary.

Covenant Presbyterian Church
22116 SE 51st Pl, Issaquah, WA 98029

Covenant Presbyterian Church is located on the East side of Lake Sammamish Parkway, just north of BMC Lumber; it isMore easily acced from I-90. The current chapel space is still referred to as the "Chicken Coop"--built before the church moved into the property in 1963.

The chapel is now used for classroom space and as a gathering place for local Korean and Chinese churches. The new sanctuary hosted its first worship just before Christmas in 2005. Pastor Eric Irwin came to Covenant Presbyterian Church in 1996.

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