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Living in Bellevue, Washington | Finding a Place to Live

Consider Living in Bellevue, Washington
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In March we celebrate my birthday and my favorite dinner spot is halfway between my home and my sister’s home. It is the 520 Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Washington. It is in downtown Bellevue near a few other great restaurants and just blocks from the shores of Lake Washington and Bellevue Downtown Park.

If you live near Seattle, Washington chances are you have driven into or through Bellevue. It is known for gorgeous homes on the lake, the Snowflake Lane parade at Christmas time, some of the best restaurants just outside of Seattle and soon to be a new home for Amazon. Amazon is just one of the well known companies that call Bellevue home. Other companies include Offer Up, Expedia, Coinstar, T-Mobile and more.

Snowflake Lane
Snowflake Lane Parade – Bellevue, Wa

Besides good food and great job opportunities Bellevue,Washington is very close to Seattle and right off several major highways so you have several ways of traveling in and out of the city. Spend a day shopping and eating near Bellevue Square Mall (make sure you visit the huge Amazon Bookstore there) or take a boat onto the lake. Lake Washington runs along Bellevue and is the largest lake in King County and the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington. Living in Bellevue is for the hard worker who loves adventure on their days off because the trails and waterways around here are gorgeous any time of the year.

Finding a Place to Live in Bellevue, Washington

If you are intrigued with Bellevue, Washington by now you are probably wondering the best resources to finding apartments to rent. There is so much beauty and many great neighborhoods so it is not uncommon for new residents to rent a year or so because it gives them a chance to get to know the area, school district lines so they can find that perfect neighborhood for a permanent home. I would start with a website called Zumper.

Bellevue, Wa water
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I recommend Zumper because not only is it real-time listings but I see that you can do the application process including background check from their platform. This means you stay on one site to apply for your place. Zumper is available for Bellevue, Washington rentals.

When searching for apartments to rent on Zumper you can sort by any of your immediate needs such as pets allowed, number of bedrooms, area close to your work, etc. The Pacific NW is unique because you can find a home surrounded by wildlife and heading into the mountains and just across town you can be a part of city life. Being able to get to know your town before committing to buying a home or knowing what area of a city will be best for your family will guarantee you live near the surroundings that are quiet or busy according to your preference. Zumper will help make sure you get into the part of town you desire.

Bellevue, Washington has about 150,000 residents. You can easily live in Bellevue and work in Seattle. As I mentioned you are near all major highways and public transportation is easily available throughout town. To rent in Bellevue, Wa the average monthly is about $2,340. If you are looking to relocate to or move within Bellevue, Wa make sure to browse Zumper to see what is available right now. Check back often as they update with real time availability!

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