• Welcome to Bellevue - A Newcomer's Guide

    "We welcome the world... Our diversity is our strength."

    Bellevue is the Eastside’s dynamic, high-tech and retail gathering place with gleaming, downtown high-rises, a growing, diverse population of approximately 150,000, our schools rated among the best in the country. With its vast network of parks and trails, Bellevue is known as a “City in a Park.” Our neighborhoods have preserved their distinctive character, natural beauty, safe environment, amenities, and offer opportunities to all for a high quality of life. 

    The Newcomer's Welcome Guide, with links to key services, information and resources, will help get you settled here. All newcomers to Bellevue are most welcome, whether from another country, state or neighborhood. We look forward to your active engagement in our friendly community and to your contributions to our inclusive, diverse city.