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Woodinville, Washington
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville
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Location of Woodinville in King County and Washington
Location of Woodinville in
King County and Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Incorporated March 31, 1993
Government
 • Type Council–manager
Area
 • Total 5.63 sq mi (14.58 km2)
 • Land 5.62 sq mi (14.54 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
39 ft (12 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,938
 • Estimate 
(2019)
13,263
 • Density 2,362.07/sq mi (912.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98072 and 98077
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-79590
GNIS feature ID 1534610

Woodinville is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is a part of the Seattle metropolitan area. There is also a much larger population with Woodinville mailing addresses in adjacent unincorporated areas of King (Cottage Lake) and Snohomish (Maltby) counties. Woodinville has waterfront parks on the Sammamish River, sweeping winery and brewery grounds, and densely wooded areas

History

Prior to Anglo-American settlement, the Woodinville area was inhabited by the native Sammamish people.

In 1871, Ira Woodin and his wife Susan moved from Seattle and traveled up the Sammamish River to build a cabin, log timber and farm cattle. A town gradually built up around the cabin, which served as its first school and Post Office, with Susan Woodin as Postmaster. Woodin and his son-in-law Thomas Sanders set up the first general store.

Like other nearby towns, Woodinville began as a logging community, became a farming center in the early decades of the 20th century, and developed into a suburb of Seattle after World War II. In 1969, rock bands including Led Zeppelin and The Guess Who performed at the Seattle Pop Festival at Woodinville's Gold Creek Park.

The growth of Bothell in the early 1990s led to plans for it to annex Woodinville; the residents of Woodinville responded by voting for incorporation in 1992. Woodinville was officially incorporated on March 31, 1993.

Geography

It is located in northern King County east of the city of Bothell at approximately 47°45'9" North, 122°9'21" West (47.752452, -122.155949).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.62 square miles (14.56 km2), of which, 5.60 square miles (14.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

The United States Postal Service identifies those homes in the 98072 and 98077 zip codes as being within Woodinville, though those zip codes exceed the city limits of Woodinville. The 98072 zip code extends north into unincorporated Snohomish County and east of the city limits. The 98077 zip code falls entirely outside the city limits of Woodinville to the east, though the postal service still identifies it as Woodinville, WA.

Surrounding cities and unincorporated areas

Transportation

The Woodinville Subdivision, a spur railroad operated by BNSF Railway, was used for freight and occasional passenger use until it was decommissioned in 2008. The Spirit of Washington Dinner Train, serving the Columbia Winery, ran until July 31, 2007. The railroad was acquired by the Port of Seattle in 2009 and sold to various local governments for use as a regional pedestrian and cyclist trail, known as the Eastside Rail Corridor or Eastrail. The corridor was also proposed for use by a commuter rail service to connect Woodinville to Bellevue and other Eastside destinations, but was determined to be too costly.

The Woodinville Park and Ride is in Downtown Woodinville off 140th Ave NE. It is served by both Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit.

Neighborhoods

The Woodinville city government has created eleven geographically defined neighborhoods within the city limits [1].

  • East Wellington - Primarily low density, single family residential area on the eastern edge of the city
  • Lower West Ridge - a mix of light industry and residential extending southward to the west of the Sammamish River Valley.
  • North Industrial - a mix of light industry and commercial developments east of Highway 522
  • Reinwood Leota - residential neighborhoods in northeast Woodinville
  • Tourist District - home to several wineries (SilverLake Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Novelty Hill & Januik Winery, DeLille Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, JM Cellars), the Redhook Brewery, The Herbfarm restaurant, and the Willows Lodge.
  • Town Center - the retail center of Woodinville, including several shops and restaurants as well as some housing.
  • Upper West Ridge - residential neighborhoods along the western edge of the city.
  • Valley Industrial - a mix of industrial businesses along the Sammamish River Valley.
  • Wedge - wedge-shaped residential neighborhood west of Highway 522.
  • West Wellington - low density residential neighborhoods
  • Woodinville Heights - a mix of single family and multi-family residences near the town center

Civic events

Civic events in Woodinville include:

  • Summer Concert Series at DeYoung Park
  • Woodinville Lights Festival, a month-long celebration in December
  • Annual Basset Bash parade/All Fools' Day celebration
  • Summer Outdoor Movies at the Redhook brewery

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 9,194
2010 10,938 19.0%
Est. 2019 13,263 21.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,938 people, 4,478 households, and 2,827 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,953.2 inhabitants per square mile (754.1/km2). There were 4,996 housing units at an average density of 892.1 per square mile (344.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.2% White, 1.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 11.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 4,478 households, of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

City landmarks

The City of Woodinville has designated the following landmarks:

Landmark Built Listed Address Photo
Hollywood Farm 1910 1983 14111 NE 145th Street
Hollywood Schoolhouse 1912 1992 14810 NE 145th Street
Woodinville School 1936 2001 17301 – 133rd Avenue NE

Economy

Woodinville's economy is a mix of light industrial, retail, and tourism. Woodinville is increasingly known for its local wineries, which showcase wines from grapes grown in Eastern Washington including Chateau Ste. Michelle (well known for their popular summer concert series), Columbia Winery and dozens of other smaller ones. There are approximately 130 wineries in and near Woodinville. The Woodinville Tourist District is also home to several fine restaurants including The Herbfarm "destination" restaurant. The downtown area includes Molbak's Garden and Home, a nationally acclaimed garden center.

From 1992 to 2007, the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train traveled from Renton to the Columbia Winery in Woodinville. The service was moved to Tacoma and later ceased operations. At the time of the shutdown, the operator had proposed extending the dinner train service north from Woodinville to Snohomish.

Woodinville also contains the headquarters of SaltWorks, a gourmet salt company.

Education

Most of Woodinville is served by the Northshore School District; however, the extreme southwestern portions of the city lie within the Lake Washington School District. To serve the city, Northshore School District has one high school (Woodinville High School), two middle schools, and six elementary schools. Lake Washington School District has two elementary schools that serve some Woodinville neighborhoods.

In addition to public schools, the city has several private schools and alternative education options, including a Montessori school, a branch of the Bellevue Christian School, and the Chrysalis School.

Notable people

  • Brooke Butler, film and television actress
  • Anu Garg, author and speaker
  • Peg Phillips, actress (most noted for role on Northern Exposure) and founder of the Woodinville Repertory Theatre
  • Richard Sanders, actor and writer best known for playing news director Les Nessman on WKRP in Cincinnati.
  • Marques Tuiasosopo, retired Woodinville High School and NFL Quarterback and UCLA assistant college football coach
  • Marc Wilson, retired NFL quarterback currently living in Woodinville.
  • Nancy Wilson, musician

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