Bellevue is a city located 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 suburb, boomburb, or a satellite city. Its population was 144,444 in a 2019 census estimate, making it the second-largest city in the county and the fifth-largest in the state.
Bellevue is home to many high-tech companies and has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and do business in the United States. The city has a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries, theaters, and performance venues. It is also home to several public parks and nature preserves, including the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Kelsey Creek Farm.