Bellevue Real Estate & Community Information in Washington
Bellevue, Washington, is the economic and cultural hub of the Seattle area's Eastside. Bellevue ranks as the second-largest city in King County behind Seattle. Approximately 118,000 residents and 121,000 jobs are expected to grow over 25% during the next 20 years. Bellevue is home to five of Washington's top 25 largest public companies and seven of its top 25 private companies. To the west, two floating bridges link Bellevue over Lake Washington to Seattle and the University of Washington. East and northeast is Lake Sammamish and the city of Redmond, which, with Microsoft, is the next largest employment center on Seattle's Eastside.
The Bellevue School District has 28 schools serving 15,000 students in the area, including the neighboring residents in Clyde Hill and Medina. Two of the high schools have achieved top-ten status with respect to Washington's statewide test scores. Bellevue even has its own equestrian community called Bridle Trails, which is only 10 minutes away from Microsoft. The city of Bellevue's concerted environmental stewardship efforts are the focus of a special edition of Television's "It's Your City" which is available for streaming online. Ten of Bellevue's 56 city parks are located on the water and there are nearly 40 miles of trails for hiking, walking and jogging.
Real estate in Bellevue is diverse, with housing options consisting of single-family detached homes, condominiums, townhouses, and luxury and waterfront estate properties. Home prices start in the low $200,000s.
Bellevue City Guide