Living options in Bellevue have never been greater. There are now a variety of high-rise condo and apartment options available and more on the way. We're growing, and downtown Bellevue is becoming more livable and walkable every day. Once a sleepy suburb Bellevue is now the 5th largest city in Washington.
Bellevue's museums and theaters offer a variety of experiences. Museums include the KidsQuest Children's Museum and the Bellevue Arts Museum. Exhibits at the Eastside Heritage Center focus on the area's history. Bellevue residents can attend concerts, musicals and ballets at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Plays are performed at the Bellevue Civic Theatre. Shoppers will find plenty of places to shop in Bellevue. Stores at Bellevue Square in downtown Bellevue include Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Nordstrom. Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Jimmy Choo are some of the designer shops at The Shops at the Bravern. People who need items for their homes or groceries can visit the Marketplace at Factoria. This shopping center has Target, Walmart and Safeway. Food shoppers who want fresh produce can buy it at the Bellevue Farmers Market between May and November. The Strawberry Festival in June is one of the city's annual festivals. Fireworks and music are part of the Symetra Bellevue Family 4th on the Fourth of July. Music festivals include the Wintergrass Festival in February and the Jazz Festival in June.