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Bellevue High Schools Among America's Best Schools
International School, Newport High School, Interlake, Bellevue High School and Sammamish 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 schools among America's best public high schools | Bellevue WA
- Read full story.
- View interactive table of Newsweek's Exclusive Rankings of Top U.S. schools.
- Visit Bellevue School District web site.

Bellevue's Clyde Hill Ranks Among Most Expensive Small Towns
Clyde Hill - Most Expensive Small Towns in US | Bellevue WA Clyde Hill ranks among 32 most expensive small towns in the US, according to a recent study. 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 coffee shop with free wifi (Tully's Coffee on Points Drive).
Here is how Clyde Hill, WA, come in:
Median home sales price: $1,466,093
Population: 2,984
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.

Read full story: The Most Expensive Small Towns in America
View Clyde Hill's ranking

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 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/Eastside zip codes among most expensive in US | 
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- View interactive table of Top 500 Expensive Zip Codes.

2008 Eastside Business Awards
Eastside Business Awards | Metro Bellevue WA The Eastside Business Awards honor the outstanding Bellevue and Eastside businesses that uphold a strong commitment to quality, community and innovation.
Check out the winners of the 2008 Eastside Business Awards.

Happy 55th Birthday - Bellevue!!
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 Claude Iosso.
- Share your memories and comments at the SeattlePI's Eastside Uptown Girl blog.

Bellevue is 2008 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business
Bellevue is 2008 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business | Metro Bellevue WA CNN Money 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:
2008 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business Bellevue is 2008 Best Place to Live and Launch | Metro Bellevue WA
- Read full article: Best Place to Live and Launch
- See complete Top 100 Best Places to Live and Launch 

Bellevue among 100 Best Communities for Young People!
Bellevue -- Best communities for young people | Metro Bellevue WA 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
Bellevue names Top 25 Places to Live to Go to School
Bellevue names Top 25 Places to Live to Go to School
Bellevue has 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.

- View complete list of America's Top 25 Places to Live to Go to School in 2007

US Zip Codes with Greatest Appreciation in Property Value
Bellevue 98004 zip code ranks #1 among US zip codes with the greatest single-family home price appreciation between 2005 and 2006, according to a Special Report.

- Read full report.
- View an interactive table of all 275 Zip Codes with the Greatest Single-Family Home Price Appreciation.

Bellevue named Tree City USA

Bellevue named Tree City USA for 16th year in a row | Metro Bellevue WA

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 USA Growth

Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry efforts in education and public relations, partnerships, planning and management, and tree planting and maintenance.

Bellevues 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.

For more information and check out other Eastside cities named Tree City USA, including Clyde Hill, Hunts Points, Kirkland, and Redmond, visit the National Arbor Day Foundation-Tree City USA.

2008 Haute Picks - The Best of Downtown Bellevue
Haute Picks - Best of Downtown Bellevue | Bellevue WA Tell us your Haute Picks for the very best of Downtown Bellevue. Choose from many different categories including:
-Best Cup of Coffee
-Best Happy Hour
-Best Place to See and be Seen
-Best Power Lunch
-Best Seafood Restaurant
-and many other categories
2007 Haute Picks - Best of Downtown Bellevue | Metro Bellevue WA
See 2008 Haute Picks Award Winners!

Money Magazine ranked Bellevue WA #21 in its 2006 Top 100
Best Places to Live!!
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Morgan Quinto Press ranked Bellevue WA # 57 in its Annual America's Safest Cities!
America's safest cities | Metro Bellevue WA 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:
Safest Cities (371 cities overall) Related stories & links
1 Brick Township, NJ (safest) - St. Louis named most dangerous U.S. city
- The most, least dangerous U.S. cities
- Auto thefts in Bellevue drop by 35 percent
2 Amherst, NY
3 Mission Viejo, CA
4 Newton, MA
5 Troy, MI
57 Bellevue, WA
134 Spokane Valley, WA
188 Vancouver, WA
220 Spokane, WA
262 Seattle, WA
277 Federal Way, WA
304 Yakima, WA
324 Tacoma, WA
370 Detroit, MI
371 St. Louis, MO (most dangerous)

Pearl restaurant set to open in Trader Vic's space  08.25.08
Apartment complex to anchor Bellevue Way corner  08.23.08
Top Pot brings its doughnuts to Bellevue  08.20.08
Beaux Arts Village celebrates 100 years of community values  07.05.08
New Bellevue Safeway caters to urban dwellers  06.27.08
Sotheby's enters Bellevue luxe real estate market  06.20.08
Bellevue draws new restaurants  06.13.08
A $40 million face-lift for Bellevue Square  05.07.08
Neiman Marcus attracted to Bellevue's rich demographics  04.27.08
Building Bellevue  04.14.08
Downtown Bellevue condos beckon to younger crowd  03.11.08
Motricity moving headquarters from Durham to Bellevue  03.04.08
The Eastside's edge  03.02.08
Eddie Bauer to slash 76 jobs in Bellevue office  01.31.08
Bellevue's Washington Square opens this weekend  01.09.08
Bellevue 'is where it's at' for developer  01.08.08
Upscale, hipster Bellevue bowling locale to open on Dec 30  12.21.07
Bellevue's 36-acre "urban village" proposal unveiled  12.13.07
Yahoo leases big office in Bellevue  10.11.07
Ambitious plan for the Bel-Red Corridor unveiled  10.03.07
Bellevue has room for more rooms  08.29.07
Eastside housing prices defy logic, keep climbing  08.07.07
Downtown Bellevue to get bowling alley  07.10.07
$1 billion face-lift for Bellevue  07.02.07
Bellevue tower will be home to Expedia in 2008  06.28.07
Thinking big for the future of Bel-Red  05.31.07
A new Bellevue: Step by step to a pedestrian-friendly downtown  04.09.07
Microsoft is expanding in Bellevue in a big way  04.06.07
Hey, downtown Bellevue: Make room for Microsoft  04.06.07
More upscale projects for downtown Bellevue  02.26.07
Bellevue readies for another storm  01.09.07
Renton, Bellevue waiting on Sonics' decision  01.06.07
Office market is sizzling in Bellevue  12.28.06
Bellevue offers resources for storm recovery  12.22.06
Bellevue Square spends big on its classic Christmas display  12.20.06
Bellevue wants light-rail tunnel through town  12.13.06
Bellevue City Council set to approve downtown tunnel  12.07.06
Starbucks opens Hear Music shop in Bellevue  11.24.06
Auto thefts in Bellevue drop by 35 percent  10.30.06
Sonics sale creates Bellevue buzz  10.25.06
Could outdoor Wi-Fi become available downtown?  10.16.2006
Microsoft makes $1 million pledge to Bellevue theater   10.06.2006
Fashion Week (Bellevue style)   9.10.2006
Google may take tower in Microsoft's backyard   8.26.2006
Bellevue diversity outpaces Seattle, county   8.19.2006
Biggest construction year yet reshaping Bellevue   8.4.2006
Bellevue officials unveil trio of designs for mall  7.15.2006
Bellevue's jazzy lunch  7.13.2006
Downtown Bellevue has high appeal  7.11.2006
Big spenders on Eastside draw Neiman Marcus back  6.20.2006
Short Trips: A day here is anything but Blahvue  6.01.2006
Microsoft sold on Bellevue, 15 floors of Lincoln Square  5.16.2006
Bellevue: Nightlife at last  3.18.2006
The hip bars of the Eastside  3.06.2006

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