Meydenbauer, Bellevue , WA
Meydenbauer in Bellevue , Washington
Meydenbauer is an upscale neighborhood located in central Bellevue, WA that is close to the I-405 and 520 (Evergreen Point Floating Bridge) intersections, making the commute to Microsoft and Costco effortless.
Just south of Kirkland, it features the famous Lake Washington and Meydenbauer Bay area – a major attraction for any outdoor enthusiast. According to CNN Money, the Bellevue area was ranked at the #1 place to live and launch a business, and was ranked as the fourth best place to live in America.
The public schools in Meydenbauer are in the Bellevue and Mercer Island School Districts. Within the school system is Enatai Elementary, which has a school rating of 10 on Zillow. There are four main high schools in the area; Newsweek’s 2010 ranking of U.S. public high schools places Bellevue’s in the top 100 in the nation:
• Bellevue High School
• Interlake High School
• Newport High School
• Sammamish High School
The area is also home to Bellevue University and City University.
The Meydenbauer Convention Center
A prominent landmark from nearby 405, the Meydenbauer Center has a 36,000 square foot, fully-renovated exhibition hall, a 12,000 square foot meeting room, a performing arts theatre that seats 410, and a 2,500 square foot Executive Conference Suite.
Over 300 events are hosted yearly, including conventions, non-profit fundraising, and a variety of trade shows.
Located in the heart of the downtown business district, Bellevue is the main Eastside hubs for the local regional transit systems, King County Metro and Sound Transit.
The area also features a light rail system, and local buses that offer transit into Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and the University area. Regional busses also provide fare to further destinations, including Bothell, Lynwood, Everett, Seattle, Auburn and other cities.
According to an estimate taken in 2008, the median household income was just over $81,000, and the median income for a family was around $100,000. The per capita city income was $57,000. In 2006, CNN ranked the Bellevue area as one of the 25 safest cities to live in, based on violent crime statistics.
Bellevue is home to the famous Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, a local favorite since 1947.
The biennial Sculpture Exhibit features up to 46 three-dimensional artworks from all over the country, and draws thousands of visitors annually.
Bellevue also hosts a Strawberry Festival each year in celebration of its strawberry farming roots.
The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art contains one of the largest doll collections in the world—more than 1,200—displayed on two floors of a Victorian-style building. It has won numerous awards, including the Jumeau Trophy award for “best private doll museum in the world”.
Features such as the city’s Botanical Garden, local beach parks, trails and playgrounds make this city an ideal place for any family to live.