Bellevue – the name of which means “beautiful view” in French – is one of the largest cities in the Seattle metropolitan area. The city is home to around 170,000 residents, according to a 2017 census estimate, and has become a popular choice for both homeowners and business leaders over the years, with prolific companies such as Expedia and T-Mobile choosing Bellevue for their headquarters.
While Bellevue has become one of the most well-regarded cities in the USA over the past two decades, the city has risen from rather humble beginnings. In fact, as recently as 1940, the city was primarily rural and underdeveloped. However, the opening of the Murrow Memorial Bridge improved transport connections, and the city soon began to come into its own.
Bellevue was formally incorporated as a city in 1953, and underwent a series of changes over the next 10 years; Lake Hills and Crossroads were both annexed, and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge was erected. These developments meant that by 1970, Bellevue was the fourth most populated city in Washington.
The city was strengthened further in the early 21st century, primarily due to a thriving and ever-growing business community. In addition, Bellevue has become renowned for the shopping and dining options the city can provide, bolstering its tourism credentials while offering greater options to residents. The future is also said to be bright for further developments in the area; Bellevue is a city with a vision, with exciting plans for transport, shopping, dining, and business-related changes in the future.
Despite its highly metropolitan reputation, Bellevue has been extremely cautious to protect its natural resources. The city currently offers over 2,500 acres of parks and open spaces, with the Bellevue Botanical Gardens a particular highlight. The open spaces are maintained by the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Department, along with assistance from over 5,000 volunteers.
Visitors to Bellevue have the opportunity to enjoy a host of different attractions. For those looking to explore the natural wonders in the area, a visit to the pleasant Lake Washington or nearby Lake Sammamish are sure to delight.
Higgason Construction are delighted to be able to provide a variety of services – ranging from bathroom and kitchen remodels to custom decks and patios – to those living in the exciting city of Bellevue.