Bellevue

Bellevue, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, is the second largest city area in the state, mirroring the skyline of Seattle to its west. Tech companies, the health care industry, and the expansive university, along with the high-end shopping destination of Bellevue Square, make up much of that tall cityscape on the green hillsides, while many neighborhoods with distinctive architecture take advantage of the unmatched views. Some of the South Bellevue communities perch atop rolling hills or mountains as if on top of the world, with unimpeded views of both Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. On the eastern side of the city, you are more likely to find yourself in a bustling commercial district with a full calendar of community events and entertainment, surrounded by large apartment complexes. And on the west side, with some older, more established neighborhoods, you will discover a more suburban or rural side of Bellevue.   But all residents love their shared spaces, with 2,500 acres of parks and green space, the Bellevue Botanical Garden, the Kidspace Children’s Museum and Meydenbauer Center’s live performances. No matter where you look in Bellevue, you are likely to find a “beautiful view.”