GET TO KNOW Bellevue
Seattle real estate has changed drastically in the last twenty years, but across Lake Washington, Bellevue's real estate has been utterly transformed. The third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area. Situated on the eastside of King County promoting itself as a diverse and global city with some of the world's most innovative technology companies based there. Bellevue luxury shopping and the condo market really boomed in the last decade. But Bellevue has a long history of its own, and plenty of cool, unique spots, beyond the mall experience at Bellevue Square and the tony shops at The Bravern. And with light rail running east and west soon, Bellevue will feel less isolated than ever for both commuters and folks who just want a day trip for dining, art, and shopping (on both sides of the lake).
WHERE TO SHOP
Bellevue Arts Museum Gift Shop: This is a fantastic place to find totally unique gifts, small art objects and jewelry from local artists and designers.
WHERE TO CHILL
Bellden Cafe: A relaxed, homey and independently owned cafe, serving healthy bistro fare and breakfast bites and bowls all day.
WHERE TO BE OUTSIDE
Bellevue Botanical Garden: Gorgeous year-round, the gardens comprise 53 acres of restored woodlands, natural wetlands and cultivated beds and groves.
WHERE TO EAT
Cantinetta: Cantinetta's famous housemade pastas and seasonal delicacies came to Bellevue from Wallingford in 2011 and it's still packed nightly.
WHERE TO DRINK
Pearl: Known for frou-frou drinks and a killer happy hour, it's a great place for groups before a night out or after a long day.
LIVE IN Bellevue
$671 kCondo Avg.
$1.16 mSingle Family Avg.
$2 Bedroom Rent