Percentage of City: 8 percent
Under 18: 1,847 (17.6 percent of the area)
Housing Units: 4,943
Bridle Trails is Bellevue's equestrian neighborhood area, with acres of residential property devoted to pastures and trails for horses. Although many Bridle Trails residents aren't part of the equestrian culture, all residents enjoy the vast green spaces and peaceful ambience found here.
Bridle Trails is heavily wooded, with an extensive trail system and a predominance of large single-family lots. Nearly two-thirds of the area is covered with second-growth timber and residents have accepted extra regulation to protect trees on public and private property. Local residents also have taken the initiative to preserve Bridle Trails State Park, a 482-acre preserve with 28 miles of equestrian and pedestrian trails.
While most of Bridle Trails has a quiet, semi-rural appearance with horses grazing in lush green meadows, the area includes a strip of apartments and condominiums along 148th Avenue NE, across from Microsoft’s main campus. Bridle Trails has an active neighborhood association and includes several smaller neighborhoods for families to connect in community, including Trails End, Pikes Peak, Cherry Crest, Bellemead, North Creek, Compton Green, Compton Trails and many more. The school attendance area includes Cherry Crest Elementary School, Odle Middle School and Sammamish High School.