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Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 126,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of King County’s Eastside, with more than 140,000 jobs and a skyline of high-rises. While business thrives downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel, with woodsy neighborhoods, miles of nature trails, public parks and swimming beaches. Bellevue is a one-of-a-kind place offering the ultimate in shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Within minutes you can explore Seattle’s culture and history, visit Kirkland’s waterfront parks and galleries, or tour Woodinville’s Wine Country, home to many wineries. You can even quench your taste for adventure with a day-trip to the nearby Cascade Mountains for hiking, biking, or skiing.
Bellevue is known for its shopping options with luxury stores and local boutiques. Downtown Bellevue offers high-end luxury shopping at “The Bellevue Collection” and “The Shops at The Bravern” as well as one of a kind local shops and the work of local designers. Just one block south of Downtown Park, the Old Bellevue area on Main Street features a mix of off-the-beaten-path fine apparel or one-of-a-kind specialty gift items.
From quick takeout to sit-down luxury, Bellevue has a lot to offer. There are hundreds of restaurants in downtown Bellevue and many more across the city ranging from casual sandwich spots to 4-star chef owned restaurants and well known national chains.
Bellevue real estate includes waterfront homes along Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, high-rise condominiums in the city’s vibrant and growing downtown, and quiet neighborhoods of single family homes anchored by some of the best public schools that are consistently rated among the best in the country.