Bellevue High Schools
Among America's Best Schools
International School,Newport High School,
Bellevue High School
andSammamish High School
earn top honors again in the 2009 Newsweek's exclusive
rankings of some 1,500 top U.S. schools. The 5 Bellevue high schools are in the Bellevue School District and represent the only 5 high schools in Washington state to rank among the top 100 nationwide.
Congratulations to the Bellevue School District and the schools, teachers and students involved!
Bellevue's Clyde Hill Ranks Among Most Expensive Small Towns
Clyde Hill ranks among
32 most expensive
small towns in the US, according to a recent
One of the best features of Clyde Hill is its location,
a stone's throw from growing and vibrant
Bellevue, WA. The town has two commercial areas: one is a gas station and the second is a
with free wifi (Tully's Coffee on Points Drive).
Here is how Clyde Hill,
WA, come in:
Median home sales price: $1,466,093
Median household income: $132,468
Results of the study were determined by locating the towns in the US with the highest median home sale prices and the smallest year-round population.
Bellevue & Eastside Among Most Expensive Zip Codes in US
Bellevue, Medina and Mercer Island zip codes
rank among America's most expensive zip codes according
to a recent special report from Forbes.com. Bellevue
98004 zip code ranks 386th, Medina 98039 at 40th, and
Mercer Island 98040 at 156th among the top 500 zip
codes, based on 2007 median sale price:
Bellevue celebrated its 55th Birthday on Mar 31.
Bellevue was incorporated on Mar 31, 1953, with a total
of 5,950 residents at the time. 55 years later, Bellevue
boasts over 111,000 residents and is recently voted the
Best Place to Live and Launch a Business.
Go back in time and experience
Gracious Living with this neat video produced by Louis Chirillo, a former Bellevue resident who graduated from Bellevue High School in 1979,
with photos held by the
Eastside Heritage Center.
Here are some ways you can celebrate Bellevue's 55th Birthday:
- Now through Apr 15, the City of Bellevue is inviting residents to share
their fondest memories and photos of historic Bellevue. For more information, visit
City of Bellevue or email
- Share your memories and comments
at the SeattlePI's
Eastside Uptown Girl blog.
Bellevue is 2008 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business
voted Bellevue the Best Place to Live and Launch a
Business because Bellevue has the best mix of business
advantages and lifestyle appeals. Among Bellevue's
strong points are its talented workforce, booming downtown
and gorgeous views.
Check out the Top 10 2008 Best Places to Live and Launch:
Bellevue among 100 Best Communities for Young
Bellevue is one of
the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Bellevue was
recognized for its education efforts, including the city's
highly-rated schools. In the most recent index of the nation's
top-ranked 1,000 schools, Newsweek once again included
all five of Bellevue's high schools.
In addition, Bellevue's 9th annual 24-Hour-Relay-Challenge is the largest in the event's history, and includes 1,500 teens/adults, 133 community sponsors/organizations and
representatives from every sector of the
community (youth leaders, business community, non-profits,
school district, government representatives, media, youth
organizations, and faith community), all working together to
strengthen adult-teen relationships.
This is the 3rd year in a row that Bellevue has achieved this recognition
from the America's Promise Alliance, a national
children's advocacy group.
100 Best Communities for
Young People celebrates outstanding, innovative
efforts by cities and communities across the country that
improve the well-being of our young people by achieving the Five
Promises: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an
effective education, and opportunities to help others.
For more information and other winners from
Washington state, including Lakewood, Yakima Valley,
and Spokane, visit
America's Promise Alliance.
Bellevue -- Best Place to Live
to Go to School
been named one of "America's Top 25 Places to Live to Go
to School" in 2007 by Relocate America.
The Top 25 award
recognizes 25 great communities from across the country
that offer families a great place to live considering
the quality of schools and having choices in educational
offerings for children including strong support and
spirit for their local schools, high parental
involvement, strong academic achievement and
performance, caring faculty and staff and successful
extracurricular programs with opportunities for children
to explore and excel in many areas of interest.
The National Arbor
Day Foundation named Bellevue a Tree City USA. Bellevue, the
"City in a Park", keeps the honor for the 16th year in a row by
meeting the Foundation's four standards: a comprehensive
community forestry program, a Park's policy advisory board, a
tree care ordinance and an Arbor Day observance.
Bellevue also received a prestigious Tree City
Award for demonstrating progress in its community
forestry efforts in education and public relations,
partnerships, planning and management, and tree planting and
Bellevue’s 2007 Earth
Day/Arbor Day celebration is set for April 21, with volunteer
park enhancement projects throughout Bellevue. Residents can
register for the event by calling 425-452- 7225.
Morgan Quinto Press ranked
Bellevue WA # 57 in
its Annual America's Safest Cities!
Morgan Quitno Press is a private research and publishing company
specializing in state and city reference books. The rankings are based on FBI
figures (eg, crime rates) released in June. Only cities that reported crime
rates were included in the rankings.
Brick NJ is the safest city and
St. Louis MO is the most dangerous city. See ranking for Bellevue and other
WA cities below: