Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 140,000 (as of 2017). It is the high-tech and retail center of King County's Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods and a vast network of green spaces, miles and miles of nature trails, public parks and swim beaches. The city's public schools are consistently rated among the best in the country. Bellevue residents are some of the most highly educated in the state, with over 66 percent having a bachelor's degree or higher as of 2015. Bellevue spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Neighborhoods of Clyde Hill and Medina are both in walking distance to downtown Bellevue and Old Bellevue.
- Bellevue to downtown Seattle: 10 miles, 15-30 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.
- Bellevue to Seattle Tacoma International Airport: 17 miles, 20-40 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.
- Bellevue to West Seattle: 15 miles, 20-40 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.
Bellevue Grocery stores - QFC, Safeway, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Fred Meyer, Walmart
Bellevue Restaurants (too many to list)
Bellevue Coffee: French Bakery, Starbucks, Café Censura, Voxx, Mercury Coffee, Bellden Café, and more (see hyperlink)
Things to do in Bellevue:
- Bellevue Club (Members only, sports club & hotel)
- All private sports, golf, swim, and tennis clubs in Bellevue
- Bellevue Botanical Gardens
- Bellevue Farmers Market
- Bellevue DOWNTOWN Park
- Bellevue Library
- Mall Shopping at Bellevue Square, Lincoln Town Center, and Bellevue Place
- Golf Club at Newcastle (private golf club)
- Bellevue Public Golf Course
- Glendale Country Club (private golf club)
- Overlake Golf and Country Club (private golf club)
Public beaches include:
Parks: Eastside Parks: Too many to list (see hyperlink)
Median home value in Bellevue is $930,000