Welcome to Bellevue
Bellevue is a vibrant upscale city in Washington, conveniently located east of Seattle and south of Redmond. It’s surrounded by the remarkable Olympic and Cascade Mountains that can be seen from the peaks and towers of the city. Situated on Lake Washington
, Bellevue provides residents with access to public beaches and water activities.
Recently, Bellevue has become a technology hub creating many job openings. The suburb originated as a tiny farming community and has grown to become one of the largest cities in the Seattle metropolitan area with a thriving economy. Bellevue is an opportunity-rich commercial district full of professionals who enjoy elegance, comfort, and unique experiences. It is a beautiful place to live and is considered the city of opportunity for a reason.
What to Love
- A pleasant climate and beautiful views
- Technology hub full of great career opportunities
- Luxury living
- Exciting outdoor attractions
Downtown Bellevue is rapidly growing with residential and business high-rises while still maintaining a desirable, livable atmosphere. The city offers residents an urban-suburban feel with big-city amenities and accessible transportation. Bellevue has an extensive park system that coined its nickname “The City in a Park.” The community takes pride in the variety of outdoor leisure options it provides. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, Bellevue is the place to be. It has miles of hiking trails, biking trails, and nearby camping areas.
The main street of Bellevue has sustained an area called Old Bellevue
, which has a quaint boutique feel versus the more elaborate and modern downtown area. You can expect to see people jogging and exercising early in the morning before getting the day started. Students and professionals spend hours studying and networking in coffee shops like Starbucks, Wood’s Coffee
, and Café Cesura
throughout the rest of the day. The people are kind, the city is lively, and many outdoor events and celebrations keep you busy throughout the year in Bellevue.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
When it comes to shopping and dining, Bellevue has everything. There are dozens of restaurants to experience the ambiance and community. Residents rarely have to leave the city for essentials or entertainment. Most locations are just a sky bridge away, including some of the best shopping and entertainment you’ll find at Bellevue Square Mall
, the Cinemark movie theater, and Earls Kitchen and Bar
If you’re in the Old Bellevue area of downtown and looking for a nice Italian meal, Carmine’s
is an excellent option. If you want a more casual meal, 520 Grill
has the best burgers in town. When it comes to nightlife, Seattle may be more enticing, and it is just a short drive away. The 520 Floating Bridge provides convenient access to the city.
Things to Do
In Bellevue, there are plenty of attractions and amenities to choose from. The outdoor life in this city is highly regarded. Two honorable mentions include Bellevue’s local park
and Bellevue Golf Course
. Whether you prefer outdoor activities like hiking, picnicking, kayaking, or luxury shopping and good eats, this city has something for you.
Family-friendly options in Bellevue include theaters, dance centers, and the KidsQuest Children’s Museum
. Another local favorite is the newly renovated Meydenbauer Beach Park
, where residents go swimming, have an outdoor lunch, build sandcastles, or just lay out in the sun. The pier and shoreline were also recently restored, making this beach park a desirable summer destination.
One of the city’s most celebratory parades takes place in the wintertime – Snowflake Lane
. The Christmas winter wonderland festival brings people together to experience the snow, festive ambiance, music, dancers, and lights. No matter the time of year, Bellevue is a city with something for everyone.