Whether you love the excitement of city life or prefer the slower pace of country living, it’s within easy reach of our headquarters in Bellevue, Wash.
Just a short trip across the Evergreen Point floating bridge from Seattle, Bellevue is the high-tech and retail center of the area’s growing eastside, with schools consistently rated among the best in the country. Although it’s now the 5th largest city in Washington, Bellevue’s woodsy neighborhoods and vast network of green spaces and recreational facilities give it a small-town feel with a quality of life that’s tough to beat.
Sports and Recreation
Bellevue stretches from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington, with the Cascade mountain range rising in the east and the Seattle skyline and snow-capped Olympic Mountains visible to the west.
In the winter, good skiing is just 30 minutes away. And no matter the time of year, great places to hike and bike surround you—including the many islands that dot the Puget Sound, easily accessible by ferry boat.
And when you want to watch sports live instead of participate, you can take in a ball game at Safeco Field—home of the Seattle Mariners—a terrific setting for baseball with sweeping views of downtown Seattle. Or right next door is CenturyLink Field—home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC—and just a few miles from there you can watch the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm.
Arts and Entertainment
Looking for inspiration for your creative side? You’ll find it at the nationally acclaimed Seattle Symphony and other music venues whose predecessors nurtured the likes of Ray Charles, Ernestine Anderson, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.
There’s also the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Opera and plenty of live theater ranging from touring Broadway shows and the nationally acclaimed Village Theater to the Seattle Repertory Theater and the beloved Seattle Children’s Theater.
If art inspires you, head for the Seattle Art Museum with its collection of more than 21,000 objects from every corner of the world or Tacoma’s Museum of Glass featuring the remarkable Chihuly Bridge of Glass.
Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Nordstrom, Amazon.com—they all started here in our backyard. And plenty more are following in their footsteps—creating opportunity and changing the way business is done.
We admit the skies aren’t always blue—and being just a couple of hours drive from the Canadian border it does get a bit chilly at times. But that only makes everyone appreciate sunny days all the more—and there are lots more of those than you’ve probably heard.