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“Inside Bellevue”, the Bellevue neighborhood spotlight series, is a unique collaboration between The Brazen’s at Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons and Downtown Bellevue Network. Drawing upon their over 30 years of experience living, working, and selling homes in Bellevue, the esteemed Brazen family provides an exclusive insider’s perspective on living in Bellevue and the real estate market.

Bridle Trails

We are delving into the Bellevue neighborhood of Bridle Trails. With a population of almost 11,000 residents and 5,000 housing units, it has been voted one of the best places to live in Washington. Known as an “urban escape” for Eastsiders, the neighborhood is located just 5 minutes from Downtown Bellevue and Kirkland, with easy access to both 520 and I-405.

Clyde Hill

Clyde Hill

With a population of about 3,000 residents and 1,100 households, Clyde Hill’s elevated terrain, with its apex at 375 feet, provides a stunning vantage point with many western-facing homes boasting amazing views of Lake Washington, Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and the Seattle skyline.

Downtown Bellevue

The Brazen’s at Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons

The central business district of Downtown Bellevue is the focal point of the city. Boasting a population of over 55,000 employees and 15,000 residents, this vibrant area is also home to about 1,100 school-age children. Spanning approximately 400 acres, its boundaries are defined by I-405 to the east, Northeast 12th Street to the north, 100th Avenue Northeast to the west, and Main Street to the south.


Medina Beach Park

The city of Medina is one of the nation’s most highly regarded communities to live in. Often referred to as the “Gold Coast” of Lake Washington, the town extends from Evergreen Point to the north heading south all the way to Meydenbauer Bay. It is located on the shores of Lake Washington and is situated between Bellevue and Seattle.

Newport Shores

The community of Newport Shores is positioned along the canal waterfront and the edges of Lake Washington. This family-centric enclave spans across more than 170 acres and accommodates over 340 homes. The streets within this neighborhood provide an ideal setting for biking and strolling. Moreover, its advantageous proximity to downtown Bellevue and Factoria adds to its appeal, just minutes away.


Somerset Bellevue

With a population of just over 8,900 residents and 2,900 housing units, this quiet, suburban neighborhood is situated on a hill with views of Lake Washington, Downtown Bellevue, and downtown Seattle. Somerset is located minutes from I-90 and 405, and is close to shops in Factoria. The schools are highly rated and are a part of the Bellevue School District.


Enatai Waterfront

Enatai, is home to approximately 950 households. Enatai sits on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, providing convenient access to downtown Bellevue and Seattle. The neighborhood boasts family-friendly amenities, including beach parks and lush green spaces. Known for its top-rated schools and proximity to recreational activities along the waterfront, the area fosters a strong sense of community among its residents.

Tam o’Shanter

Tam o’Shanter Clubhouse and Golf Course with Surrounding Neighborhood

Often regarded as one of the city’s best-kept secrets, the neighborhood offers a captivating blend of local charm and enriching experiences. The neighborhood of Tam o’Shanter is home to roughly 500 families. As a homeowner in Tam o’Shanter, you are deeded membership to the Golf & Country Club with a monthly HOA fee of $402 as of June 2023.


Wilburton Bellevue Neighborhood

With a population of almost 4,500 residents and 2,000 housing units, Wilburton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel. There are many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks nearby. The public schools are highly rated, and many young professionals live in the neighborhood.