Bellevue Fact Sheet
Safe, walkable and easily accessible from anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, downtown Bellevue is a vibrant fusion of welcoming hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, arts & culture, outdoor recreation, and the Meydenbauer Convention Center. Surrounded by pristine natural beauty with big-city amenities, Bellevue offers a world-class shopping and entertainment experience and is home to innovative global corporations. Major employers include Puget Sound Energy, Symetra Financial, Microsoft, Boeing, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Expedia, Nordstrom, Overlake Hospital, Group Health Medical Center and Bellevue College.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,200. It is the high-tech and retail center of King County's Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises.
Bellevue residents are some of the most highly educated in the state, with 61 percent of adults over age 25 having a bachelor's degree or higher.
The population is growing and becoming more diverse. According to the census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue's population in 2010, and more than 50 different languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools.
The City of Bellevue provides a the following resources:
Bellevue boasts more than 4,400 hotel rooms located in three primary areas of the city with the largest concentration of more than 2,400 hotel rooms located in the heart of downtown. Most downtown hotels provide easy walking access to Downtown Bellevue's lively dining,
Bellevue is the Pacific Northwest's premier resort shopping destination with hundreds of well-known department stores, specialty
Dining & Nightlife
There are hundreds of restaurants in Bellevue ranging from casual sandwich spots and well-known national chains to 4-star gourmet, chef-driven restaurants. Downtown Bellevue is abuzz at night with dozens of pubs,
Arts & Culture
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center plays host throughout the year to an array of productions by local, regional and national performing arts groups. It is the home stage for Bellevue Civic Theatre, Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, International Ballet, and Bellevue Youth Theatre, Bellevue Chamber
Bellevue is home to unique public art at the Bellevue City Hall. City Hall visitors will experience major works by Pacific Northwest artists helping to transform the building into a cultural legacy for the community. Their artworks celebrate the history, culture, and people of Bellevue. Bellevue has a diverse public art collection of more than 130 sculptures placed throughout the community including throughout the downtown park. The public art, along with the often daring biennial Sculpture Exhibition
Miles of nature trails, public
Bellevue provides all of the essentials of a convention, conference or event of up to 3,000 attendees.
- More than 2,400 hotel rooms in downtown with over 1,500 guest rooms committable on
- 160,000 square feet of meeting space at Meydenbauer Convention Center and downtown hotels and is a perfect fit for groups of up to 3,000.
- Meydenbauer Center features 54,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and nine breakout rooms, an Executive Conference Suite, and exceptional catering. Meydenbauer Center's 36,000 square foot Center Hall is the largest meeting space on the
- The recently expanded Hyatt Regency Bellevue presents 70,000 square feet of meeting space including an 18,000 square foot ballroom.
- Easy access to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (17 miles away). This is the same distance as downtown Seattle to the airport.
- Central location in the Puget Sound, just 10 miles to Seattle. Bellevue is close to wineries,
golf-coursesand other activities and destinations including Microsoft Campus, University of Washington, Seattle Center, Snoqualmie Falls, Tillicum Village and Pike Place Market.
Nestled between two mountain ranges the city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Bellevue is just 17 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and 10 miles from Seattle, easily accessible via two floating bridges (Interstate 90 and State Route 520). The, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains to the east and Seattle is just 10 miles west across either the Interstate 90 bridge or the Highway 520 floating bridge.
The Cascade Mountains are less than a one-hour drive East on Interstate 90 with easy access to hiking,
Downtown Bellevue offers a number of parking options including pay parking in covered and
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