Bellevue: the second largest downtown in the state nestled up to suburbia.
Bellevue surprises newcomers with its serious downtown office tower core, housing headquarters such as Expedia, PACCAR, Drugstore.com, Symetra Financial, several Microsoft buildings, plus the prime shopping at Bellevue Square Mall and Bravern. Bellevue has one of the best school districts in the state and beyond the downtown area hosts a bedroom community that is perfect for families.
With Lake Sammamish to the east and Lake Washington to the west – it’s tough to not be near the water in Bellevue. This area includes easy access to Mercer Island and downtown Seattle via I-90 at the southern tip of Bellevue. Kirkland and Redmond are to the north of Bellevue.
Full of unique, mid Century modern houses, with winding streets and great hill views encompass this area. The houses also a have a streamlined look with large and open living spaces.
Bellevue School District offers children a great education at both public and private school systems in town.
landmarks & Scenes
From the shores of both lakes where you can boat, fish, or play on beaches, to entertainment, dining and shopping at Bellevue Collection downtown – Bellevue has lots to see. You can also walk the miles of nature trails or join in on the Strawberry Festival at Crossroads Park in June.
Food & Drink:
Bellevue has one of the few branches of Din Tai Fung, a popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant, while Moksha Indian Cuisine is around the corner. You can also find the popular Blue Martini lounge, John Howie Steak or Wild Ginger. Crossroads Mall has an international food court well worth exploring.
Bellevue Square Mall hosting over 200 stores with three department stores and The Shops at the Bravern with high-end shopping are premier destinations. The Factoria Mall and Crossroads Mall are two other options. Due to the multicultural make up, there are several Asian and Indian grocery stores.
Koral Bar and Kitchen, Parlor Billiards and Ultralounge are all popular in Bellevue. Lincoln Square Cinemas with 3D and Imax, in addition to Lucky Strikes Lanes are all in the Bellevue Collection downtown.
Sports & Outdoors:
You're just 45 minutes away from Summit at Snoqualmie for skiing or boarding. Activities in town include horseback riding in Bridle Trails, trail biking or walking, fishing or water-sports on both lakes, swimming, baseball, softball, soccer, plus cricket and many other types of racket sports.
Arts & Culture:
Bellevue Arts Museum in downtown Bellevue is worth a visit. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts in July every year is worth a trip as well, featuring free live outdoor concerts. You can also go to either Wintergrass or Bellevue Jazz Festival.
Bellevue is all about families – with lots of activities such as the Family 4th of July in downtown Bellevue, Christmas Snowflake Lane, Cultural Crossroads Festival, KidsQuest Children's Museum at Factoria, Stone Garden Climbers Gym or Kelsey Creek Farm and Park with sheep shearing every April.