Seattle is surrounded by amazing neighborhoods, and you'll soon discover that the gem of The Emerald City is Bellevue. Bellevue is to Seattle what Brooklyn is to The Big Apple — sure, Bellevue is technically part of the Seattle metropolitan area, but this city is far more than just another suburb. Across Lake Washington sits a special place that appropriately translates to "beautiful view" in French.
Our Brokers know you'll fall in love with the quality of life Bellevue has to offer which is why we've made a list of the top ten things that you need to know when moving to beautiful Bellevue!
- Bellevue is Perfectly Placed Near Seattle
Whether you choose to take the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge or Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, only 10 miles stand between downtown Bellevue and downtown Seattle. You're close enough to stay easily engaged with the city yet far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of Seattle's busy downtown life. Bellevue shares Seattle's rainy weather, but residents are rewarded with a gift Seattleites don't have--an astonishing view. Look west over the lake, and you'll gaze upon the Seattle skyline set against a mountainous backdrop.
- People are Flocking to Bellevue's Neighborhoods
Men and women from all walks of life want to call Bellevue home. Our housing market is booming thanks to much more than our gorgeous views. Often voted one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S., Bellevue has a high quality of living, fantastic transit options, one of the best school districts in the country, and a highly educated workforce. There's a limitless list of reasons why Bellevue's economic and social growth is encouraging families from all over the world to settle down in our sixteen distinct neighborhoods.
- You'll Want to Spend Way Too Much Time Outdoors
The Pacific Northwest offers stunning scenic views and fresh green spaces. Bellevue, nicknamed The City in a Park, boasts nearly 3,000 acres of outdoor space including miles of trails, playgrounds, beaches, farms, and waterfront relaxation. It's also been named a Tree City every year for almost 30 years. Trust us — you'll take every opportunity you can to get out and get active.
- Seattle is Close, but Indoor Excitement is Closer
Do you want interesting museums and awesome entertainment right outside your front door? Bellevue has so much to see and do that we won't be surprised if you hardly make it over to Seattle. From the Kids Quest Children's Museum and the Bellevue Arts Museum to the Meydenbauer Center and Bellevue Botanical Garden, your activity options are vast. Bellevue also hosts many annual festivals including the Bellevue Strawberry Festival and Bellevue Festival of the Arts.
- Bellevue has Everything You Need for Everyday Life Too
While Bellevue's events and activities are great, it's also an area that caters to your everyday needs. World-class shopping centers have designer goods and handmade crafts. Mouthwatering food options include everything from fine dining restaurants to tasty food trucks. Bellevue has anything and everything you need all within minutes of your driveway.
- We Take Pride in Our City
Bellevue is a diverse city that is home to an array of races, ethnicities, families, cultures, and professionals. We believe that it's this rich variety of hearts and minds that gives Bellevue such a proud identity. Although we love Bellevue, it seems that even those who don't live here do too! Here are some kind awards and recognition we've had the honor of receiving:
#1 Quality of Life in the Country – Business Insider
#2 Top 100 Best Places to Live – Livability.com
#3 Safest City in America – Smart Asset
#5 Happiest City in the US – Zippia.com
- Business is Good in Bellevue
We've also been ranked one of the top ten Best Places to Start a Business in Washington by NerdWallet. Many of Bellevue's homeowners enjoy employment at companies like Boeing, Microsoft, Expedia, and Nintendo. Our healthcare and education sectors are also happily employing our hard-working residents.
- This City Embraces Art
Since 1979, Bellevue has featured permanent and portable artworks around the city. These creations, such as sculptures and statues, preserve Bellevue's cultural life for future generations to view. Our city embraces art the same way it embraces nature, believing that it should be protected, celebrated and showcased for everyone to enjoy.
- Bellevue is a Beltway to Adventure
Portland is three hours south, Vancouver is three hours north. You can head west on a day-trip to stare up at Mount Olympus or make your way east for a long weekend at Yellowstone National Park. Living in Bellevue means you're less than a day's drive from some of the most iconic places and landmarks in North America!
- Bellevue Homes for Sale are as Diverse as Our Homeowners
No matter how you define your dream home, Bellevue's multicultural metropolis has houses for all desires. Whether you're looking for a quaint 2/1 that's cozy and clean or a sprawling 8,000-sqft house to fit the whole family, Bellevue is sure to have the perfect place that you can call home.
Are you ready to discover everything Bellevue has to offer? Contact us today and let our Brokers at Coldwell Banker Bain show you around beautiful Bellevue homes for sale.