Percentage of City: 10 percent
Under 18: 2,897 (20.1 percent of the area)
Housing Units: 6,137
In many ways, Crossroads area is the heart of Bellevue. It’s the focal point for entertainment, cultural exchange, shopping and community services for area residents. Bustling, densely populated and richly diverse, Crossroads is characterized by an abundance of large apartment complexes, established single-family neighborhoods and restaurant and retail establishments.
Crossroads Shopping Center, located at NE Eighth Street and 156th Avenue Northeast, is a hub of activity, and features regular stage entertainment and special events, a seasonal Farmer’s Market, a popular ethnic food court and an activity area where residents gather to play chess and other games.
The city operates three major facilities to address the needs and interests of Bellevue residents: Mini City Hall, offering information and referral services in many languages; the Crossroads Community Center; and the Crossroads Police substation. Bellevue’s Youth Theater hosts year-round youth productions, including theater in-the-round and outdoor amphitheater shows. Crossroads Park features a nine-hole golf course, a water park for children and a popular multipurpose park. Many community nonprofits and state human service providers are also located nearby.