City of Bellevue: Named from the French word meaning “beautiful view,” Bellevue is located across Lake Washington from Seattle. Not only is Bellevue Seattle’s largest suburb, but in 2010 was again ranked as the 4th best place to live in America, and in 2014, USA Today ranked Bellevue as the 2nd best place to live.
Recreation: Bellevue boasts almost 100 parks, ranging in features from indoor pools, lakefront beaches, community centers, golf courses, skate plazas, nature trails, indoor tennis courts and a boat launch. Along with outdoor activities, Bellevue also features the Bellevue Arts Museum, and in February hosts Wintergrass, the indoor bluegrass festival. There is also diverse public art located throughout the city.
Schools: Bellevue is served by the Bellevue School District. Over 75% of their teachers hold a master’s degree as well as having the most National Board-certified teachers than any other district in the state. Schools include: 15 elementary schools, 1 Spanish Immersion elementary school, 1 Mandarin dual language elementary school, 5 middle schools, and 4 high schools.