As the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan areaBellevue has variously been characterized as an edge citya suburbboomburbor satellite city. Prior todowntown 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, businesses, 45, employees and 10, residents.
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The city lies between Lake Washington to the west and the smaller Lake Sammamish to the east. Much of Bellevue is drained by the Kelsey Creek watershed, whose source is located in Woman want nsa Oak Valley Larsen and Phantom Lake green belt and whose outlet is near where Interstate 90 meets Lake Washington's eastern shore.
The city is bisected by Interstate running north-south, and the southern portion is crossed from west to east by Interstate The State Route freeway roughly delineates the upper reaches of Bellevue.
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Bellevue is bordered by the cities of Kirkland to the north and Redmond to the northeast along the Overlake and Crossroads neighborhoods. Issaquah is to the east, down I at the south end of Lake Sammamish. The south end of Bellevue is bordered by the city of Rentonand to the southeast, the relatively recently incorporated city of Newcastle. Like much of the Puget Sound lowland, Bellevue has a mild oceanic climate. Bellevue is the main Eastside hub for both the local transit authority, King County Metroand Sound Transitthe regional transit system.
The Bellevue Transit Centerwhich serves both Metro and Sound buses, is located in the heart of the downtown business district and is connected to Interstate by NE 6th St.
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Bellevue was also served by a railroada Burlington Northern branch line known as the Woodinville Subdivisionwhich included the historic Wilburton Trestle.
This local freight line was the subject of debate over whether to railbank the line and construct a multi-purpose trail.
As of Marchthe Port of Seattle had to postpone its acquisition of the corridor because of instability in the bond market. As of the line is disused however part of the track bed at Wilburton Station will be reused by Sound Transit's light-rail construction.
The city once had an operating airfield named Bellevue Airfield. Bellevue has Old Fayetteville women council-manager form of government with seven non-partisan council members elected at large for staggered four-year terms.
The mayor administrates council meetings, Washingtoh set the issues on the council's meeting agendas, and serves as the city's most visible spokesperson, while operational authority is held by the city managerwho operates the city's day-to-day activities. The city manager is also Local women fun Bellevue Washington nd Locla the seven members of the Local women fun Bellevue Washington nd and not by popular vote. Bellevue is a left-leaning city. Of the 61, residents who cast ballots in the U.
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Bellevue is home to the headquarters of many small and large businesses, including many technology companies Washingtin in the s. Bellevue hosts a number of satellite offices for large technology companies such as eBayOracleSalesforceGoogleand Microsoft ; Microsoft was at one point headquartered in Bellevue but has since moved to the neighboring community of Redmond, Washington. The city has numerous thriving commercial districts, with four major shopping centers: BellevyeBellevue was rated one of the 25 safest cities in America,  based on the per-capita incidence of violent crime.
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There were 45, households out of which In the city, the population was spread out with The median age was 38 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were About 3. Local women fun Bellevue Washington nd biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition draws thousands of visitors to the Downtown Park to view up to 46 three-dimensional artworks from artists around the country.
In celebration of Local women fun Bellevue Washington nd strawberry farming history, Bellevue holds an annual Strawberry Festival on the fourth weekend in June at Crossroads Park. Brllevue the festival was resumed as a one evening event, and in it was expanded back to a multi-day festival.
Inthe museum moved into its own building, designed by Steven Holl. The museum subsequently ran into financial difficulties and was forced to close to the public in After a Local women fun Bellevue Washington nd fundraising campaign, a remodel, and a new mission to become a national center for the fine Wasihngton of craft and design, the museum reopened on June 18, with an exhibition of teapots.
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From top: Downtown Bellevue from Cougar Mountainthe city seen in against the backdrop of Lake Washington. Bellevue, Washington.
See also: List of tallest buildings in Bellevue, Washington. This section needs expansion.