Bothell, Washington, was incorporated on April 14, 1909, although European people have inhabited the area since as early as 1870. Until recently, Bothell was a bedroom community. Most of the residents worked outside the city. Beginning in 1990, businesses began to move into the city. Bothell is an affordable and convenient place for visiting Wine Country and shopping at more than 500 stores. There are eight national hotels that offer nice rooms and easy access to exciting local events, delicious wines, and premier shopping.