The Eastside is comprised of multiple neighboring cities: Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island, and Newcastle. The area is bustling with industry from biotech and medical companies such as Amgen and Merck to high-tech software and wireless companies like Microsoft, Verizon, and Nintendo. Water activities on Lake Washington, world class shopping in downtown Bellevue and easy access to summer hiking or winter skiing make the Eastside an ideal location for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts.