Bellevue, Washington is an affluent, family-minded, and business-friendly city located just minutes from Seattle. As its name suggests, “beautiful view,” residents enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of Lake Washington on one side and Lake Sammamish on the other. Not to mention, the majestic sights of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east – the perfect skyline views for both sunrises and sunsets.
Founded in 1869 by William Meydenbauer, the early residents of present day Bellevue were mainly miners, loggers, and farmers, all working hard to meet the demands of progress. In the 1920s, developer James S. Ditty, known as an "adventurous entrepreneur" and "hard-nosed" businessman, saw incredible potential in the little town. He predicted Bellevue would become a thriving city, increasing the eventual population of the eastside to 200,000. Today, Bellevue is indeed more than a suburb of Seattle, standing tall with its downtown skyscrapers, modern office spaces, urban condominiums, high-end shopping centers, and luxurious lifestyle homes.
Bellevue is a remarkable place to live, work, and raise a family – not only attested to by its residents but also confirmed in recent write ups in CNN-Money and USA Today. Bellevue’s national media exposure is well deserved. Bellevue has a lot to offer:
- Bellevue Square and One Lincoln Tower, one of the region’s largest and most vibrant shopping centers
- Bellevue Arts Museum and Eastside Heritage Center, to engage visitors in art and history
- Scenic golf courses and country clubs
- Meydenbauer Center, offering one of Washington’s best venues for conventions, banquets, trade shows, and performing arts theatre
- Bellevue Downtown Park, a 20-acre respite in the heart of downtown, complete with a waterfall and pond
If you’re thinking of buying a Bellevue home, townhouse or condo, one of the biggest questions you’ll have to answer is “Where will I live?” Do you prefer an urban high-rise loft or a spacious hilltop home? Chances are that either choice will offer panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. The median price of homes in Bellevue is $809,000.
An experienced real estate agent can help you to find the perfect Bellevue home. Give Roy Towse a call today at 425.444.8089 for immediate, personalized help in finding the home of your dreams. If you prefer, you can also click here to browse Roy’s Bellevue home listings.