Bellevue (/ˈbɛlvjuː/ BEL-vew) is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. As the third-largest city in the Seattle metropolitan area, Bellevue has variously been characterized as an edge city, a boomburb, or satellite city. The city had a population of 122,363 at the 2010 census.
Prior to 2008, downtown Bellevue underwent rapid change, with many high rise projects under construction, and was relatively unaffected by the economic downturn. The downtown area is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with 1,300 businesses, 45,000 employees and 10,200 residents. Based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoney's list of the best places to live and launch a business, and in 2010 was again ranked as the 4th best place to live in America. In 2014, Bellevue was ranked as the 2nd best place to live by USA Today. More than 145 companies have been located in Bellevue. Current companies with headquarters in Bellevue include Expedia and T-Mobile.
The name "Bellevue" is French for "beautiful view".

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  1. bluehell

    Bellevue ranges - seeking opinions on West Coast Armory/Bellevue Gun Club vs. Wade's/Bellevue Indoor Range... in context with membership costs

    Relatively new gun owner here (and brand-new member on this board), trying to settle on a range in/near Bellevue where I (and my family) can regularly get in more practice. I have shot at both Bellevue Gun Club (co-located/owned with West Coast Armory) and Bellevue Indoor Range (co-located/owned...
  2. ATCclears

    Bellevue, WA - high schoolers detained after reports of people shooting from car

    Five high school students were detained after reports that kids were shooting out of a car into traffic, according to the Bellevue Police Department. Around 11:19 a.m., Bellevue police received reports that multiple people were shot at from a car. Officers stopped a car in the 100 block of...
  3. ATCclears

    Bellevue, WA - Confrontation over mask policy: Customer pulls gun on Bellevue gas station employee

    Does she have an active CPL? Will this be deemed brandishing? If she has an active CPL, will she lose her CPL over it?
  4. B

    Triggercon, Bellevue, July 23-27, 2019

    Greetings, Not sure if this is the correct place, but will start here. Mods feel free to move as needed. TriggrCon 2019 - TriggrCon - Firearms convention Boss
  5. Dave Workman

    Washington  URGENT: Bellevue Planning Commission 3/13

    IMPORTANT: (UPDATE!!!) This may be a false alarm. Just spoke to A PLANNING COMMISSION staff guy who said the Vision Zero thing is not on the agenda. I will likely still stick my head in the door. ----------------------------------------------- If you can drop everything and attend the...
  6. LowPriceGuns

    Gun Debate Solution + Everything at Bellevue store at COST until March 23rd

    Jason Cazes here, Owner Everything in my store in Bellevue, Guns, Ammo, optics, EVERYTHING is at cost / no markup through March 23rd. Check out below what I'm doing..... My specific goal to get this done is to do a constitutional amendment which includes: 1. Handgun and...
  7. ATCclears

    Bellevue, WA - fender-bender turns into brandishing, assaulting police, arrest

    <broken link removed> BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A fender-bender at a Factoria car wash over the weekend escalated and escalated. After punches were thrown, threats to kill police were made and a stun gun was used, a 40-year-old man was under arrest. His car, a red Chevrolet Camaro, was impounded...
  8. 206thsense

    Bellevue Gun Store Robbed

    West Coast Armory in Factoria/Bellevue got hit early Tuesday morning. Stolen car used to ram the the front and 3 men hit the store. Bad guys got away with 40-50 pistols. Be on the look out, folks. Police: Thieves use vehicle to ram door of Bellevue gun shop, get away with 40-50 guns
  9. bjhoffman

    Hello from Bellevue

    A Bellevue, WA resident since 2000, and grew up in Puyallup. I recently acquired my first gun, a Glock 27. I've been to the gun range a few times before that, but nothing regular. Looking forward to spending more time at West Coast Armory and the Renton Fish & Game Club. I'm also into Electric...
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