Medina and Clyde Hill

Medina and Clyde Hill
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 ElementaryChinook 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.

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Bellevue Parks and Open Spaces

Bellevue Parks and Open Spaces

Bellevue could be referred to as a city within a park due to its abundant green spaces and the availability of outdoor recreation for residents to enjoy. Bellevue is home to 100+ parks, including ball fields, beach parks, and forested areas with plenty of hiking trails, and manicured meadows where you can toss a Frisbee. Below is a sample of Bellevue’s parks:

Bellevue Botanical Garden  12001 Main Street  –  The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a fun place to visit year round. It contains cultivated gardens, natural wetlands and a woodland trail that are both beautiful and educational for visitors to view.

Bellevue Downtown Park  10201 NE 4th  –  20-acres of beautiful green in the heart of downtown Bellevue is the delightful centerpiece of the Bellevue Parks System. The park includes a 1 1/2 mile promenade bordered shade trees and a stepped canal features a 240-foot wide waterfall cascading into a reflecting pond. Ten acres of lawn is perfect for picnicking, plus a play area and formal gardens offer enjoyment for all ages.

Chism Beach Park  1175 96th Ave SE  –  18 acre park features swimming, with lifeguards on duty late June through Labor Day. The park includes two picnic sites suitable for larger group events, a dock, and picnic & play areas, restrooms and is handicapped accessible.

Chesterfield Beach Park  2501-100th Avenue SE  –  This park is perfect for fishing on the dock. It includes play and picnic areas, restrooms, and swimming, with lifeguards on duty late June through Labor Day.

Enatai Beach Park  3519-108th Avenue SE  –  A lovely little park along the I-90 corridor that connects to the Lake Washington trail. Seasonally offering kayak and paddle boat rentals.

Kelsey Creek Farm & Park  410 130th Place SE  –  This park offers hiking and jogging trails, picnic areas, a playground, open grassy areas, creeks, wetlands and forests.

Killarney Glen Park 1933 – 104th Ave SE  –  Surrounded by large trees, this park is truly a secluded haven in the shadows of downtown

Mercer Slough Nature Park and Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center  1625 118th Ave. SE  –  Visitors can a walk or kayak trip through the 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park to view local wildlife and go bird watching. The canal winding through this nature park offers views of great blue herons, bald eagles, jays, beavers, otters, wild iris, water lilies and blackberries. This amazing wetland area is located in the heart of urban Bellevue, and its companion Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center features a visitor center with activities and a tree house to view the area and downtown Bellevue’s skyline. Visitors of the Educational Center may enjoy nature walks, guided canoe tours and art in nature classes.

Meydenbauer Beach Park  419 98th Ave NE  –  This 3.44 acre park offers beach park offers swimming, a fishing dock, picnic areas, restrooms and is handicapped accessible.

Newcastle Beach Park  4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE  –  The biggest beach park in Bellevue’s park system. It features swimming, with lifeguards on duty late-June through Labor Day, a nature trail, 300-foot dock, children’s play area and picnic facilities with a BBQ.


Medina-Yarrow Point Parks and Open Spaces

Medina-Yarrow Point Parks and Open Spaces


Medina Park   NE 12th St & 82nd Ave NE
Viewpoint Park   Overlake Drive West & 84th Ave NE
Fairweather Nature Preserve   Evergreen Point Road & NE 32nd St
Medina Beach Park   501 Evergreen Point Road
City Dock at Lake Lane   Lake Lane
City Dock at 84th Ave NE   South end of 84th Ave NE

Hunts Point
No public spaces

Yarrow Point (just east of)
Yarrow Bay Wetlands  101 Way NE & NE Points Drive

Lake Washington

Lake Washington

Lake Washington (map) is the signature freshwater lake situated between Seattle and the Eastside. It is the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington and is connected to Puget Sound via Lake Union and the Lake Washington ship canal. Sound and ocean going boat traffic from Lake Washington travels through the Montlake cut, Lake Union, the Fremont cut, and then the Hiram M. Chittenden “Ballard” Locks in its journey to the open water. Lake Washington is about 214 feet deep and 33.8 square miles.

The Burke-Gilman Trail, Matthews Beach Park, Warren G. Magnuson Park, University of Washington Husky Stadium, the Washington Arboretum, and Seward Park are just a few of the Seattle-side attractions along Lake Washington. A few of the public features along the east side of the lake includes Kenmore air harbor, Juanita Bay Park, Kirkland Marina, Carillon Point, Enetai Park, the Mercer Slough, Newcastle Park and Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Centered in the middle of Lake Washington between Seattle and the Eastside is Mercer Island.

The vast expanse of Lake Washington touches 12 cities (Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Hunts Point, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Kirkland, Renton, Seattle, and Yarrow Point) and unincorporated King County (see map).

The Waterfront Report provides listing and sales data for private waterfront homes sited on major bodies of water in the greater Seattle-Eastside region. It includes an analysis of waterfront information including average cost per waterfront foot, average cost per square foot, and average sale price for Seattle, Mercer Island, Eastside and Lake Sammamish.

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Bellevue School District

Bellevue School District

The Bellevue School District serves about 19,000 students in 28 schools and serves students living in Bellevue and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts, and portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County.

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