Bellevue, Washington, was incorporated as a city in 1953 but it was first settled in 1863. The history below provides an overview of the city’s development from its days as a settlement and time as an agricultural center, its growth as a Seattle suburb in the 1950s through to it rise as a major business center in the 1990s and beyond.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,200. It is the high-tech and retail center of King County’s Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises.
Bellevue residents are some of the most highly educated in the state, with 61 percent of adults over age 25 having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The population is growing and becoming more diverse. According to the census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue’s population in 2010, and more than 50 different languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools.
Bellevue is divided up into a number of distinct neighborhoods, each with their own unique history and identity. Click the links found below to learn and explore!
|Bridle Trails||Northwest Bellevue / Clyde Hill|
|Cougar Mountain||Sammamish / East Lake Hills|
|Eastgate||West Bellevue / Downtown|
For more information about Bellevue school districts, school zoning, and other related topics check out Bellevue Public Schools website here, the Best Public Schools in Bellevue, or reports on individual schools through Niche.com.
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