Located east of Interstate 5 at the southeastern edge of the city, abundant open space and wooded areas make the Samish Neighborhood a pleasant and relaxed place to live. The country-like atmosphere created by the natural beauty of the landscape, complement the modest older homes and the newly developed areas on the eastern slopes. Many of the homes are well kept and located on large lots. Approximately 2,800 people call this neighborhood home.
Lake Padden Park is a citywide attraction with playground, picnic shelters, softball fields, non-motorized boating, fishing, miles of trails, and 18 hole golf course. In the Samish Neighborhood, there are values associated with amenities of the Samish Crest Greenway corridor including scenic views, the wooded backdrop for the area, plant and animal life, the relief from crowding, and the recreational opportunities afforded by the land.