Bellevue

Bellevue, Washington is a vibrant, modern city surrounded by the magnificent natural beauty of Mt. Rainier and Lake Washington. Visit Bellevue to explore the great outdoors and indulge in a world-class urban experience with fabulous shoppingdiningarts and culture. You’ll quickly discover why global corporations such as Microsoft, Amazon, REI, T-Mobile, Pokémon, and Expedia make this one-of-a-kind place their home.

History

Bellevue was settled in 1869 by William Meydenbauer and Aaron Mercer, who claimed homestead tracts several miles apart. Prior to the opening of the Lake Washington Floating Bridge in 1940, Bellevue was a rural area with little development. Although it was small, developers were pushing to change that; in the 1920s, James S. Ditty predicted that it would become a city with a population of 200,000. He envisioned plans that included the bridging of Lake Washington and an area filled with golf courses and airports. 

Once the Murrow Memorial Bridge opened, access from Seattle improved, and the area gradually grew into a bedroom community. After the Japanese internment began in 1942, a large quantity of farmland became available for development. This made way for the initial development of the Bellevue downtown area.

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Public Schools

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Housing

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Cost of Living

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Good for Families

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Health and Fitness

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Bellevue School District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in the Bellevue School District.

Bennett Elementary School

• Public • Grades K-5 
• 439 students
• 23 student/teacher

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Clyde Hill Elementary School

• Public • Grades K-5 
• 632 students
• 23 student/teacher

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Bellevue Big Picture School

• Public • Grades 6-12 
• 345
 students
• 14 student/teacher

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Tyee Middle School

• Public • Grades 6-8
• 971
 students
• 23 student/teacher

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Bellevue High School

• Public • Grades 9-12 
• 1632
 students
• 22 student/teacher

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Interlake Senior High School

• Public • Grades 9-12
• 1516
 students
• 21 student/teacher

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