- A “City in a Park,” Bellevue is the second largest city center and sixth richest town in the state. 2,500 acres of stunning parks, trails, and green spaces, along with several golf clubs offer natural relief from the busy skyline that mirrors Seattle’s across Lake Washington. Many health care and high tech companies call Bellevue home, and Bellevue Square and the expanding university contribute to the commercial and educational successes of the region.
- Bellevue consists of several distinct neighborhoods, many with unparalleled views, such as Newport Hills, Woodridge Hill and Somerset Hill. Midcentury to modern construction options in housing add to the diversity of the neighborhoods.
- Over 5,500 volunteers assist at the Botanical Garden, the Bellevue Arts Museum, and Kidspace Children’s Museum. The Meydenbauer Center stages theatrical, musical, and dance performances.
- Annual events are plentiful in Bellevue, from the Jazz and Blues Festivals, to the Eastside Heritage Center’s Strawberry Festival, to Taste of Main in the summer. Wintergrass and the Bellevue Magic Season and Snowflake Lane are the hallmarks of the winter holiday season.
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