With sparkling Lake Washington, green, tree-lined hills, and Seattle just to the west, Bellevue is aptly named “beautiful view.” Relatively unscathed by the 2008 economic downturn, Bellevue is currently the second largest city center and the sixth wealthiest town in the state. From the bustling shopping destination of Bellevue Square to the high tech and health care companies, the high rises mirroring Seattle’s metropolitan district across Lake Washington, to the surrounding suburban neighborhoods and, further out, the protected wilderness areas, Bellevue truly is a City in a Park.
Bellevue Parks and Recreation manages more than 2,500 acres of parks, trails and green space as well as the Bellevue Botanical Garden with the help of over 5,500 local volunteers. The Bellevue Arts Museum and the popular Kidspace Children’s Museum promote ongoing culture and entertainment. And the Meydenbauer Center with a 400-plus seat theater attracts music, dance and theatrical performances year-round. In addition, there are enough golf courses here to give you a different choice for every day of the week – and then some.
Strong neighborhood associations define the diverse neighborhoods of Bellevue. From the fully established Newport Hills, built on a plateau between Lake Washington and Coal Creek Natural Area, to the homes on Woodridge Hill capturing magnificent views below, to Somerset Hill, with its perfect vantage points for the Fourth of July fireworks displays, and so many more options, you are bound to find exactly the type of home you need in Bellevue.
|Population||122,363 at the 2010 Census|
|2014 Median Home Price||$605,000 (includes residential and condos)|
|Events||Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair
Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition
Bellevue 24-hour Relay
|Awards||#1 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business – 2008 (CNN Money Magazine)
4th Best Place to Live in USA – 2010 (CNN Money Magazine)
2nd Best Place to Live in USA – 2014 (USA Today)