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Bothell, WA   98004
Getting to Know the Community We Serve with with Wildlife Damage Control and Trapping Expertise for Beaver, River Otter, Mountain Beaver, Bobcats, Mink, Muskrats, Nutria, Raccoon, Opossum, Squirrels, Skunks, Bats, and Feral Cats. We Follow Best Management Practices (BMP) for Certified Humane Trapping in the United States as Determined by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and International Treaty Guidelines.


There must have been something in the air near Lake Washington in the early 1870’s, for this period saw the settling of Bothell and Redmond in 1870, and Woodinville in 1871. Squak Slough was the new inland highway, the breech in nature’s armor.

Everywhere, the first order of business was to clear enough trees to build a cabin, and then clear trees as far as the horses and oxen were willing to go, and agriculture naturally followed. History notes that the Greenleaf and Wilson families were the first to build in current Bothell. Just think, the town could have been known as Greenleaf, or Wilson, but the honor went after all to Mr. David Bothell, who didn’t arrive until 1885.

Before that though, jobs arrived in town in 1876 with the advent of commercial logging funded by George Brackett, who harvested trees to the north of the slough. The railroad came through Bothell in 1888 and provided faster and more reliable transportation for people and cargo. Bothell was definitely a riverfront community of tenacious people with great vision and entrepreneurial mindset.

Even though there was enough population and commerce in Bothell to support incorporating in 1909, growth continued very slowly to 1950 when the town counted 1,019 residents. After that, annexations began and the population rapidly increased to 4,883 in 1970, 12,345 in 1990, and 33,505 in 2010.

Wider area events continued to affect Bothell’s development, and in 1913, roads connected Bothell with Seattle and Everett. This came non too soon, for even though after 1900 the Army Corps of Engineers started to dredge and straighten the Squak Slough (now Sammamish River), most commercial boat traffic ended when Lake Washington was lowered about 9 feet in 1916-17 when the Ballard Locks were opened for use.

Bothell’s most popular home design of the 1910 – 1930 period was known as the craftsman style, which was very often adopted all across the country. Then, following WWII, the ranch house architecture was in vogue. As you travel between Bothell’s many distinct neighborhoods, the houses will be noticeably different, reflecting design preferences of the era.

From 1960 to 1990, the town served as a bedroom community for commuters. However in the 1980’s, the office complex/light industrial area at North Creek began a long run of expansion that is today a key biotech, engineering, computer technology and telecommunications center. This ‘technology corridor’ now supports 20,000 jobs. Bothell’s convenient and strategic location near travel routes in all four directions was instrumental in its economic good fortune.

Bothell is now reconnecting to its pioneer roots in an effort to recognize and honor those people and events that shaped today’s town. The tremendous historical changes happening at Bothell Landing along the Sammamish River are a sight to behold and will be a legacy for generations to come.

At the same time there is a present to celebrate and a future to look forward to. Residents find their town friendly and inviting, with a wonderful balance of open spaces, civic pride, public events, and a homey, small business atmosphere.

There’s plenty to do at the Freedom Festival, Music in the Park, Arts and Crafts Fair, Riverfest, Summit Bike Ride, pumpkin carving at Country Village, and the Christmas tree lighting and Santa’s arrival. You can always take a college course at nearby UW Bothell or Cascadia Community College, or play some golf at the Wayne Public Course.

Sadly in 2010, Bothell lost Capt. Phil Harris, a beloved member of the northwest commercial fishing community. Phil, his sons, and his boat, the Cornelia Marie, were featured for years on the blockbuster Discovery Channel television series, Deadliest Catch. Tens of millions of viewers faithfully ventured out weekly with Capt. Phil and his other Captain comrades in search of crab in the deadly waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea. Phil was a match for everything Mother Nature could dish out at sea, and we will all miss his rough around the edges, but loving nature. You knew who Phil was, you could trust whatever he said, and most of all he loved his boys. Your valiant spirit will live on and be an inspiration to all of us, Phil.

Well as you can see, Bothell is very proud to still be a Norman Rockwell, small town America community. From a wide spot in the road to a 21st century town, we honor where we came from, take pride in our present, and look forward to building a legacy based future.

Useful Links and Local Features

City of Bothell

Greater Bothell Chamber Of Commerce

Explore Bothell

Thinking Of Moving Here?

Pioneer Cemetery – 1889, NE Corner of 108th Ave NE and NE 180th St
First Schoolhouse - 1885, 9919 NE 180th St (Bothell Landing)
Beckstrom Log Cabin – 1884, 9919 NE 180th St (Bothell Landing)
Chase House – 1889, 17819 113th Ave NE
North Creek School House – 1902, 1129 208th Street SE

Comcast Neighborhoods: Part 1, Bothell, Washington

Comcast Neighborhoods: Part 2, Bothell, Washington

Kayaking the Sammamish River

Paddling the Sammamish River 2012

University of Washington at Bothell

UW at Bothell

Cascadia Community College - 1

Cascadia Community College - 2

Paddleboarding on the Sammamish River

Country Village

Reindeer at Country Village

Pirates Invading Country Village

Red Robin in Bothell

Feeding the Rabbits Along the Sammamish River Trail

Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe at Sons of Norway in Bothell

The Yellow Bird in Winter in Bothell

The River at Country Village

North Creek School House

Bothell’s Lytle House

Bothell Forest Reserve

The Red Brick Road Park

Tour The City, Visit Some of Its Homes

Bothell Jewelers & Collectibles Tour

Bothell Pioneer Cemetery

Deadliest Catch Capt. Phil Harris Funeral

Phil Harris Tribute

Captain Phil Harris

Captain Phil Harris R.I.P.

Wayne Public Golf Course

Know What's Below, Call Before You Dig

Pest Extermination Expertise for Bothell - Trey Shelton

Bee, Wasp and Yellow Jacket Nest Removal for Bothell - Trey Shelton

Beaver, Otter, Mt. Beaver and Raccoon Trapping for Bothell - Trey Shelton

Tree Removal, Topping and Thinning - Mike Green

Real Estate Expertise – Gary Showalter

Real Estate Expertise – Julie Hutton

Real Estate Expertise – Joni Kerley

Real Estate Expertise, John L. Scott

Real Estate Expertise – Debbie Walter

Real Estate Expertise – John Fiala

Real Estate Expertise – Ricklie Stone/Ron Waxman

Air Duct Cleaning

Roofing Expertise

Roof Repair Expertise - Dan Everts

Gutter Expertise

Drainage And Structural Expertise

Precision Turf Equipment – Dan Robinson

Home Inspections – Mark Daughtry

Handicraftsman Expertise – Roger McColley

Professional Painting Expertise - Matt Elam & PJ Clarke

Irrigation, Lighting, Backflow Device Testing, Service & Repair - Dave Sheldon

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