Bellevue is very attractive to those who may work on either the Eastside or across the bridge in Seattle, and who may have children. Bellevue is home to many award-winning schools, from elementary to university. Since many professionals commute, Bellevue is largely car-dependent, although some public transportation is available in the urban centers. The commute time to downtown Seattle is only about 30 minutes, and travel time to the Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport is about the same.
This mid-sized city routinely wins awards for its safety ratings and quality of life. The majority of Bellevue’s residents are highly-educated, married professionals working in management, business, science and arts roles. And it’s no wonder top talent is attracted to this neighborhood -- Bellevue offers only the best to its residents. For those with children, there are many top schools in this area: several Montessori schools, Bellevue College, and the Bellevue School District. Home to Expedia and T-Mobile, as well as satellite offices for Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, and many more, the area is clean, well kept, and offers many opportunities for residents to both work and play.
Due to the highly attractive location and landscape, the real estate market in Bellevue can be competitive, but is certainly worth it.