By Eastside Heritage Center

Bellevue has grown, in precisely a number of generations, from a small farming city into an incredible city heart and financial hub, with the rules for this luck being laid within the 20 years following global conflict II. the hole of the Mercer Island floating bridge, in 1940, promoted the payment of the lands to the east of Lake Washington through the inhabitants and housing increase of the Fifties and Sixties, and Bellevue turned the first advertisement middle for those shiny new groups. households flocked to the glossy subdivisions, with new colleges, buying facilities, church buildings, and parks arising correct in the back of. however it was once powerful political, company, and civic management that saved Bellevue from being simply one other sprawling suburb. As company started to push outward from Seattle, Bellevue used to be capable of develop gracefully and look after its experience of position. It continues to be a superb neighborhood for households from worldwide and a spot that longtime citizens are reluctant to leave.

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