All you need to know about Bellevue, WA

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Overview:   Located East of Seattle, Bellevue is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with a population of over 122,000 (2010 Census). The name "Bellevue" is French for "beautiful view". In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live by USA Today. Map.

Demographics:   As of the 2010 Census, there were 122,363 people (2014 Est 136,000+), 50,355 households, and 32,145 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 62.6% White, 2.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 27.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.1% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.0% of the population. The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. According to a 2012 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $88,073, and the median income for a family was $104,839. The per capita income for the city was $48,719.

Education:
Colleges:   Bellevue College, City University of Seattle
High Schools:   Bellevue, Interlake, Newport, Sammamish
Middle Schools:   Chinook, Highland, Odle, Tillicum, Tyee
Elementary Schools:   
Ardmore, Bennett, Cherry Crest, Clyde Hill, Eastgate, Enatai, Lake Hills, Medina, Newport Heights,  Phantom Lake, Sherwood Forest, Somerset, Spiritridge, Stevenson, Woodridge
Other:   Bellevue Big Picture School (6-12), International School (6-12), Puesta del Sol Elementary School (K-5 Spanish immersion), Jing Mei Elementary School (K-4 and up Chinese immersion)
School District(s):   Bellevue School District

Parks & Recreation:   Bellevue features nearly 100 parks and other recreational facilities.

Culture:   Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Strawberry Festival, The Bellevue 24-Hour Relay, etc.

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Commute times:  Average commute times by freeway:

  • Bellevue-Bothell: 10 min.
  • Bellevue-Everett: 26 min.
  • Bellevue-Issaquah: 10 min.
  • Bellevue-Seattle: 11 min.

Public Transit:   The Eastside hub for the King Country Metro & Sound Transit. It is served by both local & regional buses.

Shopping Centers:   Bellevue Square: Factoria Mall, Crossroads Mall, and the Overlake Shopping District.

External Links:   Official Site; Visitors Bureau