Welcome to Bellevue!

Nicknamed the “City in the Park,” Bellevue, Washington has over 2,500 acres of park spaces. Surrounded by Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, it is sandwich between the Cascade Mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. The city has transformed from a bedroom community located just 20 minutes from Seattle, to become a vibrant city to be consistently ranked as one of the best place to live, work, play and run a business in the United States.

 

Perfect For: Active Upwardly Mobile Millennial

Bellevue has a population of about 130,000 residents, including a high percentage of young, single professionals, which presents plenty of opportunity to make connections.

  • Looking for eclectic mix of serenity, beauty, nature and art, in an urban setting, Bellevue Botanical Gardens has more than 53-acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands, and natural wetlands. The facility has an array exciting activities throughout the year, including summer concerts and holiday light festivals.
  • Located 10 miles north of Bellevue in the strikingly beautiful Sammamish River Valley, the Woodinville Wine Country has more than 100 wineries and tasting rooms.
  • Whether you want to go hiking, biking, canoeing, blueberry picking or environmental learning experience, the 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park provides all of that and more within the heart of Bellevue. As the largest remaining wetland in Lake Washington, the setting provides hundreds of plants species and more than 170 species of life wildlife within its diverse habitat.

 

The Lifestyle: Small-Town Feel, Big City Amenities

Bellevue residents appreciate the unique qualities of the city that offers the young, singles, seniors and families one of the highest quality of living experiences in the nation. Residents enjoy all the attributes of a big city, but absence all the problems typically associated with these locations. Bellevue blends downtown urban living at its best with tranquil, scenic residential neighborhoods. Its nearly 100 parks have an assortment of amenities, including indoor swimming pools, skate plazas, tennis courts and lakefront beaches and golf courses that residents can enjoy.

Not only does Bellevue have an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor spaces, but it also offers dining, premier shopping, dining, cultural attractions and a first-rate school system. The city’s arts and crafts fair and the Garden d’Lights festival attract thousands of people each year. The biennial Belleville Sculpture exhibition attracts artists from across the country.

 

Bellevue’s Real Estate Market

A custom home on a hilltop, an estate along the waterfront or a spacious condominium located downtown, wherever you choose to live in Bellevue you assure yourself of an exceptional living experience. The major project list, which includes plans for the development of new condominiums, office buildings rental apartments housing, and retail and entertainment complexes ensures that Bellevue will remain one of the most dynamic real estate markets in the United States.

 

Featured Neighborhoods in Bellevue, WA

Beaux Arts Village: Most of the housing choices were constructed between 1970 and 1999. Generally, the homes consist of a mix of medium sized homes of 3-4 bedrooms to larger homes of five bedrooms or more. Housing types include single-family homes, apartment complex or high-rises –most of which are owner- occupied.

West Bellevue and Downtown: Shop at your favorite boutiques, walk to your favorite restaurants, enjoy a night at the theatre, make a trip to the market or work in the neighborhood where you live. This mixed area of retail, residential and office structures, which encompasses the original Bellevue, has a vast network of parks and open spaces.

Bridle Trails: Large single-family lots dot this one-of-a-kind equestrian neighborhood that has pastures and trails for horse-lovers. Even if you do not have a desire to live an equestrian lifestyle, you will appreciate the ambience in this semi-rural environment where trees are protected by regulations.

Northeast Bellevue: The housing stock consists of structures built in the late 60s, large homes situated along the lakeside and residences located on lots with views of the lake and mountains. Many of the subdivisions have private amenities like tennis courts, golf courses and recreational facilities.

 

You’ll Enjoy: Natural Beauty and Leisure Activities

Living in one of the world’s most scenic places– Bellevue is French and means “beautiful view”—brightens up those gray days. The city’s proximity to major recreational activities offers you an opportunity to do so many things—kayaking on urban hiking, or skiing biking in or ski The Summit at Snoqualmie less than 50 miles away.

 

Distinguished Schools in Bellevue, WA

More than 37,000 students attend Bellevue College each year. It is the third largest higher learning institution in the state and caters to new college students and professionals.

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The Workforce: Highly Educated, Technology

Bellevue has built a stellar reputation as a locale for commerce, technological innovation and international business. It is the home of brands like Microsoft, T-Mobile., Expedia, Concur, Puget Sound Energy, and Symetra. Entrepreneurs and startups are also attracted to Bellevue’s quality business infrastructure environment, including its roads, rails, high-speed connectivity and water. Sixty percent of the city’s workforce has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

Why Live Here

Bellevue is an exceptional, diverse city where 40% of the population is of a minority race or ethnicity. Active singles and couples with young children will enjoy living in a city with romantic sunsets on the water, endless miles of public parks, nature trails snow-capped mountains. For a change, here is one city that lives up to all of the hype.

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