Separated from Seattle by Lake Washington, but just a 25-minute drive away, the city of Bellevue offers residents with a small-town vibe and a large assortment of entertainment options. Major media outlets have recognized Bellevue schools as being among the best in the country and the city is home to Bellevue College and City University of Seattle. The city’s thriving commercial districts host many technology companies that have helped Bellevue’s downtown develop quickly over the past decade. The annual Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair has been held since 1947.
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