Area Code 425

Where Is Area Code 425?

Updated: September 28th 2018

Area code 425 can be found in Washington serving the suburbs north and east of Seattle. Area code 425 is located in the Pacific Time Zone and covers King County, Kittitas County, and Snohomish County. Area code 425 was put into use in 1997 and was created from a split of area code 206.

Located in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, Bellevue is the fifth largest city in the state and the third largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area. The scenic views of the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Mountains from the city are the cause for the city's name, a derivation of a French term for "beautiful view." With beautiful parks, a mild oceanic climate, and a vibrant economy, Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the United States. Going back in history, Bellevue was settled in 1869 and remained a rural area with little development until the opening of the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge in 1940. Once the bridge opened, access from Seattle improved, and the area gradually grew into a commuter town, which led Bellevue to be incorporated as a city in 1953. Bellevue experienced even more growth with the 1963 opening of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Bellevue has become one of the largest cities in Washington and a burgeoning business community.

Bellevue has a population of 122,363 and the racial makeup of the city is 62.6% White, 27.6% Asian, 7.0% Hispanic, and 2.3% African American (2010 Census).

Bellevue is home to numerous technology companies, which is the result of the city being located between Seattle and Redmond, home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. Retail also plays a major part in the economy, as the city is home to Bellevue Square, one of the largest shopping centers in the region. Since 1947, the city hosts the Bellevue Arts Fair, the largest and most celebrated arts and crafts festival in the Pacific Northwest. This summertime celebration takes place in downtown Bellevue the last weekend of July each year and welcomes some of the nation's most talented artists. The biggest point of interest in the city is the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year, the botanical garden features cultivated display gardens, wetlands, and woodlands. During the holiday season, the botanical garden transforms into a festive winter wonderland featuring close to a million sparkling lights formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, and animals. Other points of interest in the city include the Bellevue Downtown Park, the Mercer Slough Nature Park, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Kelsey Creek Farm, the Meydenbauer Center, and the KidsQuest Children's Museum.

Major Cities In Area Code 425

Bellevue

Everett

Renton

Kirkland

Sammamish

Situated on the Port Gardner Peninsula, Everett is the seventh largest city in Washington and the county seat of Snohomish County. Everett lies 28 miles north of Seattle and is the fifth largest city in the Puget Sound area. Everett is home to the Port of Everett Marina, the largest public marina on the west coast of the United States. Going back in history, the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott required the Native American tribes of the greater Puget Sound region to surrender land to the United States, which included the land on which Everett was founded. Permanent settlement in the area by European descendants began in 1861 but it wasn't until 1890 that plans for platting a town were devised. In 1893, Everett was officially incorporated and the Great Northern Railway passed through. Today Everett has a population of 103,019 and the racial makeup of the city is 74.6% White, 14.2% Hispanic, 7.8% Asian, and 4.1% African American (2010 Census). Unfortunately Everett has a very high crime and is currently experiencing a heroin crisis fueled by Purdue Pharma’s aggressive distribution of the pain pill OxyContin. Airplane manufacturer Boeing has a significant presence in the city; the Boeing Everett Factory employs over 40,000 people and is the world's largest building by volume. Points of interest in the city include the Imagine Children's Museum, the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum, the Schack Art Center, the Xfinity Arena, and the Museum of Flight Restoration Center & Reserve Collection.

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