Review of Issaquah, Washington

Issaquah has vanished.
Star Rating - 9/20/2019
Issaquah WAS a 5-star place to live, play, work, own a home, and raise a family. That was up until the late '70s and early 80s. Issaquah was a country utopia for over a century. My parents moved our family to the plateau in the late '60s from the cesspool called Seattle, to live the country life. It was paradise of unspoiled farms and wilderness. I recall ice skating on Yellow Lake one very cold Winter with my family. The lake was accessed by a very rough and narrow dirt road, and we rarely ran into anyone during our ventures there throughout the year. Locals living on Beaver Lake had mostly modest homes, some not much more than large cabins. Downtown Issaquah wasn't even close to "bustling". It was quiet, slow-paced, folks knew one another, and people smiled. The high school mascot..."The Issaquah Indians". I've heard that neurologically deficient PC flooded the area and changed the mascot to The Eagles. Indians were brave and strong. Hence, the name. Seattle and California transplants thought otherwise, as in not thinking at all. I will never visit or live in Issaquah again. Issaquah is gone. Just another quaint little town turned into a fetid cage of self-serving, soulless, scurrying rats feigning to be humane, in competition for space...or the newest Mercedes, . Welcome to a Stepford town. :(
Don | Sequim, WA
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Well, my goodness Don! Bless your soul.
M | Enumclaw, WA
- 9/2/2012
Great Location for now
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- 7/30/2010
Good quality of life
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- 1/3/2010
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- 11/23/2008
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