Dear Prospective Eastside Resident & Visitor:
On behalf of the entire membership of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our marvelous corner of the world! This publication, along with our local chambers of commerce, is an especially valuable resource that will help you discover and explore the bountiful amenities of the Eastside.
The list of assets the Eastside offers is truly an impressive one: nationally recognized schools, blossoming cultural institutions and responsive city governments. We are a dynamic community — full of forward thinking leaders, involved residents and progressive organizations that are dedicated to making this region the best it can possibly be. Individually, our cities are as vibrant and diverse as any community in the nation. Collectively, the Eastside is the jewel in the crown of King County, boasting a superior quality of life, a highly educated population and home to many of the state’s outstanding corporate citizens.
Recreational opportunities - from the mountains to the water - are plentiful. Multiple ski resorts are just an hour away. Over 700 lakes and reservoirs in King County means you will never have to travel far to enjoy the water. Our magnificent park system, with 25,000 acres and over 100 miles of paved trails and nearly 70 miles of unpaved trails, is unparalleled in the state. But if outdoor recreation isn’t your first priority for enjoyment, the Eastside offers plenty of
indoor entertainment as well. Outstanding performing arts centers and regional theatres, world-class shopping, tantalizing dining opportunities and many family entertainment options create the right balance in making this region an ideal place to live, work and play. Whether your lifestyle choice leans toward being part of a bustling downtown urban core or a more serene country setting with abundant natural beauty, the Eastside is a place you will be proud to visit and call home. We are pleased to welcome you to our lively community.
President & CEO
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce