West Bellevue Community Info –
West Bellevue is at the heart of the city’s center. The name “Bellevue” is French for “beautiful view”. In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live in the nation by USA Today. The addition of many new high-rise condominium and apartments over the past decade has changed the scene in downtown Bellevue making it a very hip, walkable, and vibrant part of the Eastside. Many highly-desirable, longstanding and well-maintained single-family neighborhoods snuggle in to the north and south of downtown. The Mercer Slough Park and Bellevue Downtown Park are public open space landmarks of West Bellevue. Check out this recent Seattle Times article about Beaux Arts Village in West Bellevue.
Known for its luxury retail, Bellevue is a premier shopping destination. The Bellevue Collection encompass three properties: Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place, connected by two sky bridges and including over 250 stores, 45-plus dining venues, a theatre, art museum, and lovely public spaces to gather. The Shops At Bravern offers an ultra-luxury outdoor shopping experience with cozy fireplaces to gather with friends. Main Street, often called Old Bellevue, is a thriving retail area with unique shops and restaurants and newer, mixed-use buildings. Foodies are naturally drawn to Bellevue’s dining scene due to its renowned dining options.
Hunts Point and Yarrow Point Community Info –
Hunts Point and Yarrow Point are located on a small peninsulas surrounded by Lake Washington just north of the 520 floating bridge and just east of Evergreen Point, Medina. The points offer some of the most exclusive and valuable real estate in the region, along with Clyde Hill and Medina to the South. The major cities of Kirkland (to the North) and Bellevue (to the east) offer significant employment meccas in the region. With a population of only 500 people, Hunts Point is one of the smallest municipalities in Western Washington. Yarrow Point with about 400 homes on 231 acres has an estimated population of 1,000 residents. Evergreen Point is part of Medina, which has fewer than 3,000 residents in its city.
Well protected, and yet in immediate proximity to Seattle and the Eastside, make this region a highly desirable place to live. Residents enjoy unsurpassed access to Lake Washington and the activities and vistas that waterfront living offer. Local residents of Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point enjoy first rate shopping and top-notch restaurants in the nearby city of Bellevue‘s downtown core.
Medina and Clyde Hill Community Info –
The city of Medina, located on the shores of Lake Washington, is a a residential community of 3,000 people, made famous by high-profile residents Bill and Melinda Gates of Microsoft fame and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. It offers security and sanctuary, along with lakeside Pacific Northwest beauty. Clyde Hill is known for its park-like grounds, spectacular views and serene setting located just east of Medina and south of Yarrow Point and Hunts Point. About 3,000 people call Clyde Hill home. Check out these recent Seattle Times articles about Clyde Hill and Medina.
Because of its size, Medina and Clyde Hill are part of the Bellevue School District and Clyde Hill Elementary and Medina Elementary, Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School are very desirable local public schools. Medina and Clyde Hill are home to four private schools: Bellevue Christian School‘s Three Points Campus (preschool-6th grade) and Clyde Hill Campus (grades 7-12), Sacred Heart School, and St. Thomas School (both preschool-8th grade). Local residents of Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point enjoy first rate shopping and top-notch restaurants in the nearby city of Bellevue‘s downtown core.The prestigious Overlake Golf & Country Club is nestled along the eastern boarder of Medina. Its Arthur Vernon Macan-designed, 18-hole golf course has hosted many regional amateur and professional championships.