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A Hub of Activity

Overlake today is a hub of urban activity, with excellent access via SR 520 and public transit to Downtown Redmond, Downtown Bellevue, Seattle, and the region. It is the third largest employment center in the region with about 46,000 jobs. Residents and people who work in Overlake have their pick of a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Business owners choose Overlake in part because of its unparalleled proximity to the world’s biggest names in software and digital media.

Over time, Overlake will continue to help meet community shopping, recreation, civic, cultural, entertainment and employment needs; provide attractive and safe places to live close to urban amenities; and be oriented towards pedestrians and bicyclists and served by local and regional bus and rail transit.

People and Jobs

Overlake is home to tens-of-thousands of highly-educated, highly-paid employees and global technology and entertainment firms such as Microsoft and Nintendo. Overlake attracts talent and families from around the world, and is the third-largest jobs center in Puget Sound, with about 46,000 jobs. The density and diversity of people in Overlake helps businesses thrive.

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Before you open your doors, be sure to apply for a business license. With few exceptions, business licenses are required for all businesses in Redmond.

Visit the Business License page for more information.

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