Live near Bellevue’s bustling urban center or in its quiet suburban enclaves.
Bellevue is Eastside’s bustling urban center. With a population nearing 150,000, it’s one of the Seattle Metro Area’s largest satellite cities and has become an increasingly popular place to spend a night out or do some shopping for residents of Eastside’s high-end suburbs. Homes here are always in-demand thanks to the city’s wide array of excellent luxury amenities, as well as its proximity to major tech and business hubs like Microsoft headquarters and the Bellevue Technology Center. Just to the northwest of Bellevue, you’ll find the adjacent town of Clyde Hill—a sprawling residential enclave that has quickly become one of Bellevue’s most sought-after suburbs. Perfect for work and play yet with much less urban density than Seattle, there’s a reason why Bellevue and its suburbs have developed their own distinct character.
Bellevue and Clyde Hill residents love getting the best of everything the Seattle Metro Area has to offer. You’re not far from the city if you need to head over for work or a day of exploring, but you get to come home to a sprawling suburban environment that lets you connect with nature, access some incredible shopping and dining options, and enjoy a lifestyle that’s more connected to Washington’s gorgeous natural surroundings.
Bellevue has some of the region's best dining options, especially when it comes to high-end experiences. One of the most popular fine dining establishments in the area is Cantinetta, which serves authentic Tuscan cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. From handmade pasta to locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, Cantinetta has developed a reputation as a local favorite. More great dining options include Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian barbeque restaurant serving a selection of authentic dishes that’s the perfect place for parties and large gatherings, The Lakehouse, which serves a menu of refined, New American meals and cocktails to satisfy high-end tastes, and Wild Ginger, a lauded establishment that serves Asian-inspired dishes and cocktails.
When you’re looking for luxury shopping, Bellevue is hard to beat. Bellevue Square is a large shopping mall that’s a centerpiece of commerce in the city, featuring an incredible selection of high-end stores to shop for clothing, jewelry, housewares, gifts, and more. Or head to the Bravern for high end shopping like Hermes and Gucci. Stop by Nordstrom to find the best in designer clothing or learn about the latest tech for sale at the Tesla storefront.
Bellevue and Clyde Hill are thriving communities with plenty of cultural institutions, public events, gorgeous parks, and more to keep residents and their families entertained. The Bellevue Arts Museum is a great place to spend a day immersed in creativity with exhibits from both local and nationally-renowned artists, as well as programs and classes that facilitate engagement between artists and the community at large. Though there are a variety of great events each year, one that residents greatly enjoy every winter is Snowflake Lane, a live, outdoor performance series that’s entertaining for the whole family.
When you want to get out into nature, you can explore the walking trails and array of plant species at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, or take a break from work and head to the stunningly-designed Downtown Park.
Bellevue and Clyde Hill are served by the Bellevue School District. Highlights include:
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