Bellevue Homes For Sale

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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As you look around the Pacific Northwest for a place to live, be sure to take careful stock of Bellevue homes for sale. Just across Lake Washington from downtown Seattle, Bellevue is a wonderful place to live! With its strong school system, dynamic business community, and the host of recreational and cultural attractions, you can't go wrong settling in such a beautiful part of the world.

Looking at Bellevue Homes for Sale

With the low crime rate and beautiful natural surroundings, Bellevue homes for sale are certain to be appealing. The "average" price of about $800,000--like the median price of $300,000--is somewhat skewed upwards by the odd property selling for $19 million. What's not in question is the heavy emphasis on community, services, residents, and quality of life. You'll be delighted with what Bellevue has to offer!

Having begun life in 1869 as a rural community--its primary crop, blueberries--Bellevue stayed that way until 1940. Change began with the first floating bridge, transforming Bellevue into a growing bedroom community to Seattle. Suddenly there were many new Bellevue homes for sale. In the past 20 years, town growth has accelerated dramatically. Now a city with skyscrapers of its own to keep pace with a vibrant local economy, Bellevue is home to Expedia.com, T-Mobile USA, and other high tech company branches.

If you're coming to Bellevue to raise a family, you couldn't have made a better choice! With a first-rate K-12 school system, Bellevue was cited by Newsweek in 2003 as among the 100 top high schools in the nation. The student body of more than 15,000 is ethnically diverse--60 percent Caucasian, 23 percent Asian American, 8 percent Hispanic, 3 percent African American, and 6 percent mixed race--and particularly gifted.


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