Bellevue (/ˈbɛlvjuː/ US dict: bĕl′·vyū) is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. As the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area, Bellevue has variously been characterized as an edge city, a boomburb, or satellite city. The city had a population of 122,363 at the 2010 census. Prior to 2008, downtown Bellevue underwent rapid change, with many high rise projects under construction, and was relatively unaffected by the economic downturn. The downtown area is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with 1,300 businesses, 45,000 employees and 10,200 residents. Based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoney's list of the best places to live and launch a business, and in 2010 was again ranked as the 4th best place to live in America. In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live by USA Today. The name "Bellevue" is French for "beautiful view". Wikipedia
Bellevue, a city in the state of Washington, has been voted among the top 10 cities to live in the United States. The name of the city translates into "Beautiful Views" in French. The city is bustling with vibrant downtown which offers many art and cultural performing centres. Surrounding the city are beautiful open spaces. Things to do in Bellevue include visiting many of its nature trails, parks and beaches. Some of the attractions in Bellevue are: Adventura Aerial Adventure Park, Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Lake Sammamish State Park, Bellevue Marina at Meydenbauer Bay, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue Arts Museum, Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, Bellevue Brewing Company, LLC, Woodinville Wine Country and many more.