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Bellevue, WA

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Bellevue is located directly across Lake Washington from Seattle. While considered part of Seattle's eastside, it is very much an entity of its own. Founded in 1869, it was not incorporated as a city until 1953. It is a city surrounded by beauty. Sitting between Lake Washington and Lake Sammanish with Mt. Rainier to its south, Mt. Baker to its north and the Cascades to the east, Bellevue has great scenery surrounding it.

Getting Around in Bellevue, WA

Downtown Bellevue and the areas surrounding Crossroads Park are the most walkable areas in the city. Many shops and restaurants are in close proximity. There is also acceptable transit around the city and to neighboring cities (like Seattle). The best way to get around, however, is by car.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Bellevue is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.34%
  • 13.7%
  • 2.85%

Access to the Great Outdoors

<p>Bellevue offers such easy access to Seattle that one gets all the benefits of big city living while still having access to the great outdoors. Explore your new home by water and land. Check out Lake Washington by Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, or Jetski! If you'd rather stay on land, we suggest you hike nearby Sammamish River Trail; it's well marked and the perfect place to walk your dog. There is no lack of outdoor recreation in Washington and your Bellevue apartment won't be too far from any of it.</p>

Indian Soul Food

<p>A great many ethnic cultures have been attracted to Bellevue by work, the city has a wide range of eateries and cuisines. Udupi Palace, which is like soul food for the many Southern Indians who live in the city. From seafood to home cooking, none of it will be far from your Bellevue apartment. Try Thai, Italian, steaks or bistro foods.</p>