Percentage of City: 4 percent
Under 18: 1,058 (20.7 percent of the area)
Housing Units: 2,237
Woodridge is characterized by quiet streets and family homes – many with views of Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue and Seattle. Much of the community’s daily life revolves around Woodridge Elementary School, at the top of the hill. Both Woodridge and Norwood Village developed their own community swimming pools, which still attract families to the neighborhood.
Local architects designed Norwood housing to take advantage of outstanding views. By varying home design and creatively placing homes on lots to maximize views, developers managed to avoid the uniform look of tract housing – and the project was praised in 1952 editions of home and garden magazines.
Woodridge has easy access both to downtown Bellevue and Factoria Marketplace, as well as to I-405 and I-90. The future of Woodridge will be served by King County’s development of the EasTrail corridor, providing pedestrians and bicyclists easy access to downtown and throughout Bellevue.ady known for Overlake Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, as well as numerous small businesses that provide essential home supplies and specialty services. Within BelRed is the hidden treasure of Highland Community Center, with its “log cabin” building and rustic charm. Highlands Park is also home to Bellevue’s indoor and outdoor skate parks.
The Spring District is adding the REI headquarters campus, new residential and office space, as well as a new brewpub. BelRed is home to the campus of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, with foundational support from Microsoft.