The name "Bellevue" means "beautiful view" in French and is a prestigious address to call home. Bellevue is the largest suburb of Seattle and the 2nd largest city in Washington State. It is a distinguished city with numerous accolades including "#1 Best Place to Live and Launch a Business" by CNN Money. Newsweek also ranked the school district as having five of the top 100 schools in the country several years in a row. There are numerous diverse neighborhoods of Bellevue, and with more than 40 percent of its population minority race, it is the most international city on the Eastside.
The center of Bellevue has long been the Bellevue Collection Mall, and is a destination for shoppers with top retailers including Nordstrom, Burberry, Coach, Max Mara, Macy's, Michael Kors, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn and hundreds others. Across town, The Bravern boasts luxury brands such as Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, David Lawrence, Louis Vuitton, and Ferragamo. Dining in Bellevue is second to none with more restaurants in one block than any other city, including John Howie Steak and Blue Martini. It is home to leading businesses including Expedia, Boeing, Ebay, Coinstar, Eddie Bauer, T-Mobile and MulvannyG2 Architecture.