Welcome To Bellevue
Separated from Seattle by Lake Washington, but just a 25-minute drive away, the city of Bellevue offers residents a small-town feel within a thriving community. It is the high-tech and retail center of King County's Eastside, with more than 150,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. People are flocking to this Seattle suburb for a multitude of reasons. From the Olympic and Cascade mountains backdrop to the ever-present green space that comes from the more than 100 parks maintained by the city, you’re never far from an amazing view. This suburb of more than 140,000 isn't just for outdoor types, though. The city has numerous festivals and museums to feed the body and mind. The city's diversity – about 40 percent of the population are minorities – is also a major quality of life contributor. A wealth of heritages, both American and international, enrich the arts, festivals, dining and daily life. Nationally recognized public schools are another plus in Bellevue's livability equation, including the award-winning International School – a natural fit in a city whose student body collectively speaks more than 50 languages. Bellevue means “beautiful view” in French and this city lives up to its name.