While still within the limits of Washington's second largest urban center, East Bellevue offers a less urban feel where you will find more single family homes and smaller apartment complexes. The area is centrally located, with the outdoor haven of Marymoor Park to the north, I-90 bordering the south, Lake Sammamish to the east, and I-405 to the west. Within this area there are a number of great parks, as well as Crossroads, one of Bellevue's major shopping centers. Bellevue College, Washington's third largest higher education institution is located here.
A bus-rich area with I-90 and 520 bridges to Seattle.
Several bus routes provide access within the area, with numerous routes crossing the I-90 and 520 ridges into Seattle. The Rapid Ride B Line begins in downtown Bellevue, travels through West Bellevue, with continued service to Redmond. In 2023, the East Link Light Rail will be completed, connecting the Bellevue area to the rest of the region's rail system. Morning driving commutes to Seattle are a quick 20 minutes over I-90. It's worth noting that the 520 bridge is a toll road.
Visit the Lake Hills branch of the King County Libraries.
Offering more than 4.1 million items, including books, newspapers, audio and videotapes, CDs, DVDs, and online resources, the King County Library system is a wealth of information and fun. All branches have free public Wi-Fi. The Lake Hills Branch is centrally located in this area on Lake Hills Boulevard. The 10,000 square foot branch was recently renovated in 2010.
Head Start, ECEAP and preschool options available in Bellevue.
ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) and Head Start are early learning programs that help children under age 5 build skills that will get them ready for kindergarten, prepare them to excel in school and be successful as adults. The Bellevue School District offers a preschool program for kids ages 3-5, Head Start is offered at Bellevue College and ECEAP has several locations throughout Bellevue.
Attend the Bellevue School District - WA's top ranked district.
Bellevue School District has consistently been a top-performing district. There are a handful of elementary, middle and high school options depending on where you may live. Talk with your Family Navigator to find out more about the specific schools in this area.
Major grocery options from Walmart to Uwajimaya.
The area has a variety of grocery options, including a Walmart Neighborhood Market, Trader Joe's, Safeway, Grocery Outlet and Uwajimaya. The Crossroads area is also a popular shopping district with a Farmers Market on Tuesday afternoons. The area is also served by a number of food banks, including the Bellevue Food Bank and Emergency Services (Hopelink), the Renewal Food Bank (Northwest Harvest), and the World Impact Network Food Bank.
City living with ample outdoor recreation for all!
Robinswood Community Park is a great resource known for its variety of recreation opportunities, including lighted softball and soccer fields, open spaces containing a pond, picnic areas, wooded trails, a children's play area and an off-leash dog park. Many other great parks are nearby, including Mayrmoor with its extensive outdoor space, dog park and trails, as well as smaller parks like Kelsey Creek Farm.