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Bellevue Schools Among America's Best High Schools
International School, Bellevue High School and Newport High School earn top honors in a 2007 Newsweek's exclusive rankings of over 1,200 top U.S. schools.
Bellevue schools among America's best public high schools | Metro Bellevue WA
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- View interactive table of Newsweek's Exclusive Rankings of Top 1,200 top U.S. schools.
- Visit Bellevue School District web site.

US Zip Codes with Greatest Appreciation in Property Valuee
Bellevue 98004 zip code ranks #1 among US zip codes with the greatest single-family home price appreciation between 2005 and 2006, according to a Special Report.

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- View an interactive table of all 275 Zip Codes with the Greatest Single-Family Home Price Appreciation.

Bellevue named Tree City USA

Bellevue named Tree City USA for 16th year in a row | Metro Bellevue WA

The National Arbor Day Foundation named Bellevue a Tree City USA. Bellevue, the "City in a Park", keeps the honor for the 16th year in a row by meeting the Foundation's four standards: a comprehensive community forestry program, a Park's policy advisory board, a tree care ordinance and an Arbor Day observance.

Bellevue also received a prestigious Tree City USA Growth

Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry efforts in education and public relations, partnerships, planning and management, and tree planting and maintenance.

Bellevues 2007 Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration is set for April 21, with volunteer park enhancement projects throughout Bellevue. Residents can register for the event by calling 425-452- 7225.

For more information and check out other Eastside cities named Tree City USA, including Clyde Hill, Hunts Points, Kirkland, and Redmond, visit the National Arbor Day Foundation-Tree City USA.

2007 Haute Picks - The Best of Downtown Bellevue

2007 Haute Picks - Best of Downtown Bellevue | Metro Bellevue WA

Tell us your Haute Picks for the very best of Downtown Bellevue. Choose from many different categories including:
-Best Cup of Coffee
-Best Happy Hour
-Best Place to See and be Seen
-Best Power Lunch
-Best Seafood Restaurant
-and many other categories
2007 Haute Picks - Best of Downtown Bellevue | Metro Bellevue WA
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Bellevue named one of 100 Best Communities for Young People
Best communities for young people | Metro Bellevue WA Bellevue is one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People. Bellevue was recognized for its education efforts, including the city's highly-rated schools. In the most recent index of the nation's top-ranked 1,000 schools, Newsweek once again included all five of Bellevue's high schools.

This is the second year in a row that Bellevue has

achieved this recognition from the America's Promise Alliance, a national children's advocacy group. 100 Best Communities for Young People celebrates outstanding, innovative efforts by cities and communities across the country that improve the well-being of our young people by achieving the Five Promises: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education, and opportunities to help others.

For more information and other winners from Washington state, including Redmond, Lakewood, Yakima Valley, and Spokane, visit America's Promise Alliance.

Money Magazine ranked Bellevue WA #21 in its 2006 Top 100
Best Places to Live!!
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Morgan Quinto Press ranked Bellevue WA # 57 in its Annual America's Safest Cities!
America's safest cities | Metro Bellevue WA Morgan Quitno Press is a private research and publishing company specializing in state and city reference books. The rankings are based on FBI figures (eg, crime rates) released in June. Only cities that reported crime rates were included in the rankings.
Brick NJ is the safest city and St. Louis MO is the most dangerous city. See ranking for Bellevue and other WA cities below:
Safest Cities (371 cities overall) Related stories & links
1 Brick Township, NJ (safest) - St. Louis named most dangerous U.S. city
- The most, least dangerous U.S. cities
- Auto thefts in Bellevue drop by 35 percent
2 Amherst, NY
3 Mission Viejo, CA
4 Newton, MA
5 Troy, MI
57 Bellevue, WA
134 Spokane Valley, WA
188 Vancouver, WA
220 Spokane, WA
262 Seattle, WA
277 Federal Way, WA
304 Yakima, WA
324 Tacoma, WA
370 Detroit, MI
371 St. Louis, MO (most dangerous)

$1 billion face-lift for Bellevue  07.02.07
Bellevue tower will be home to Expedia in 2008  06.28.07
Thinking big for the future of Bel-Red  05.31.07
A new Bellevue: Step by step to a pedestrian-friendly downtown  04.09.07
Microsoft is expanding in Bellevue in a big way  04.06.07
Hey, downtown Bellevue: Make room for Microsoft  04.06.07
More upscale projects for downtown Bellevue  02.26.07
Bellevue readies for another storm  01.09.07
Renton, Bellevue waiting on Sonics' decision  01.06.07
Office market is sizzling in Bellevue  12.28.06
Bellevue offers resources for storm recovery  12.22.06
Bellevue Square spends big on its classic Christmas display  12.20.06
Bellevue wants light-rail tunnel through town  12.13.06
Bellevue City Council set to approve downtown tunnel  12.07.06
Starbucks opens Hear Music shop in Bellevue  11.24.06
Auto thefts in Bellevue drop by 35 percent  10.30.06
Sonics sale creates Bellevue buzz  10.25.06
Could outdoor Wi-Fi become available downtown?  10.16.2006
Microsoft makes $1 million pledge to Bellevue theater   10.06.2006
Fashion Week (Bellevue style)   9.10.2006
Google may take tower in Microsoft's backyard   8.26.2006
Bellevue diversity outpaces Seattle, county   8.19.2006
Biggest construction year yet reshaping Bellevue   8.4.2006
Bellevue officials unveil trio of designs for mall  7.15.2006
Bellevue's jazzy lunch  7.13.2006
Downtown Bellevue has high appeal  7.11.2006
Big spenders on Eastside draw Neiman Marcus back  6.20.2006
Short Trips: A day here is anything but Blahvue  6.01.2006
Microsoft sold on Bellevue, 15 floors of Lincoln Square  5.16.2006
Bellevue: Nightlife at last  3.18.2006
The hip bars of the Eastside  3.06.2006

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