Welcome to Bellevue
A hip and modern technology hub on Lake Washington
Just across Lake Washington from Seattle sits the beautiful city of Bellevue. The area was originally a logging camp but is now the epitome of a modern technology hub. Though the city has grown to be a booming metropolitan area, the natural beauty that fills the area makes this a truly stunning place to call home. With over 2,700 acres of nature in your backyard, a number of lakes surrounding the city, and a bustling downtown, this city has everything you could want. Residents enjoy spending days on the water boating and paddle boarding, having lunch on the lawn at Downtown Park near the waterfall, and enjoying any of the festivals that are held throughout the year.
The neighborhoods in Bellevue are eclectic and vibrant in their own right and offer a wealth of options for you to choose from. Many of the neighborhoods have quiet, family-friendly atmospheres with tree-lined streets and plenty of lush parks to enjoy. Here you’ll find plenty of single-family homes that range from ranches to craftsman style. There are also plenty of gorgeous lakefront estates to choose from if water living is more your style. These stunningly done homes offer exceptional views of the lake and city skylines.
What to Love
Residents enjoy the natural beauty and charm of the Bellevue, Washington area, with its many parks and lakes to enjoy. Bellevue Downtown Park
next to the Bellevue Square
offers 21 acres of beautiful greenery, trees, canals, an expansive lawn to picnic on, playgrounds, and even a waterfall. Being surrounded by lakes also offers plenty of water options like boating and stand-up paddleboarding for those who are adventurous. The mixture of neighborhoods, where each offers its own unique charm and family-friendly feeling, gives residents the appeal of small-town living despite being in a bustling metropolitan area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Bellevue is home to some incredible shopping centers with high-end shopping, exceptional dining, novelty shops, and so much more. The Bellevue Collection
, and Bellevue Square Mall, offer a number of high-end options such as Burberry, Crate and Barrel, Tiffany and Company, and many more. You’ll also find restaurants such as Castilla
, a classic Spanish tapas bar with a modern take on traditional cuisine. Quainter options, like Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Caffe Vita
, with its variety of award-winning and masterfully crafted cheeses, also await you at the Bellevue Square Mall.
Part of the Bellevue Collection includes Lincoln Square
, where you’ll find more dining and shopping options. Stores like The Container Store
and Paper Source
line this area, though you’ll find more options in the dining variety. Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi
offers a fusion of steak and raw bar with a vibrant elegance that includes a stunning view of the city. Fogo de Chao
is an internationally renowned Brazilian steakhouse that offers exceptional cuisine and an unbeatable lively atmosphere. The area is full of exceptional cuisine and a variety of options for all your preferences.
Things to Do
With a bustling downtown area, plenty of nature, and proximity to Seattle, there is no shortage of things to do in Bellevue. The Bellevue Arts Museum
offers craft and design exhibitions, an outdoor sculpture garden, programs, events, workshops, and more for the entire family.
Fans of the outdoors will love Bellevue Botanical Garden
, considered an urban refuge in the heart of the city. Here you’ll find a variety of different garden styles, like Japanese and rock gardens, plus there are plenty of classes and children's programs.
Residents rejoice during the holidays when Snowflake Lane
comes to life. The downtown area comes to life with lights, music, toy drummers, a tree lighting ceremony, and so much more. This is just one example of the community events that fill the area.