Stretching from Lake Sammamish to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Northeast Bellevue is a tapestry of housing developments, parks and schools. Aside from the businesses along 156th Avenue and Bel-Red Road on the neighborhood’s western border, the area is entirely residential.
Percentage of city: 14 percent
Under 18: 3,565 (21 percent of the area)
Housing Units: 7,253
Neighborhoods in the western portion of Northeast Bellevue were built mostly in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The southeastern portion of the area features two miles of frontage along Lake Sammamish, with large homes hugging the lakeside and other homes nestled in the heights above the lake, where they enjoy scenic views of lake and mountains beyond. Some of the subdivisions include private recreational facilities such as tennis courts and a golf course.
The northern, triangular portion of this neighborhood juts into Redmond. Many residents are employed by Microsoft and supporting high tech companies. The woodsy character of the neighborhood is reflected in subdivision names such as Sherwood Forest. Three of Bellevue’s 16 public elementary schools and one of its four high schools are in this neighborhood area.
Tam O’Shanter Golf Course
Bellevue Youth Theatre
North Bellevue Community Senior Center
Sherwood Forest Elementary School
Ardmore Elementary School
Bennett Elementary School
Interlake High School
West Lake Sammamish