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Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 7:25 AM
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Geez, Bellevue makes Charlotte look gritty and lived in.
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Old Posted Nov 10, 2018, 6:10 AM
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Charlotte? Maybe, but Downtown Bellevue is a secondary node that's almost universally postwar, and mostly since the 1980s.

Residents of the city of Bellevue are more transit-oriented commuters than many central cities including Charlotte...in the 2017 ACS it was 11.9% transit, 5.2% walk, and 1.5% bike (18.6% combined) vs. 3.0% transit, 2.1% walk, and 0.2% bike (5.3% combined).
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You mean looks WAY BETTER than San Jose

Even Seattle's imitation of Silicon Valley has better architecture and urban planning than real Silicon Valley, lol.
Beat me to it! I was going to say Bellevue has a better skyline that San Jose. (I know why San Jose is limited and it is too bad because they probably could have a nice one).

Anyways, I love Bellevue. Lived up there in early 2000's and it was a great area to live in. The skyline has changed dramatically even since then.

Nice photo tour OP!
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Also light rail (100% grade separated from Downtown Seattle) will arrive in 2023, including a tunnel that exits at a station next to City Hall, plus two stations on the Downtown periphery.
This is great to hear, it definitely needs this connection!
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Nice thread!! I wish that more suburbs that grew back in the 70s and 80s looked like this. Much more densified than a sea of parking lots.
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I know I am probably in the minority saying this...

But I really like new areas that are clean and seem sterile, at least to live in. I would love to have a condo in that area and also be able to walk to work. Like the Seattle posters mentioned, rail will be there in 5 years. Be able to live in a safe and clean(and mildly active) area and still being able to take transit to the hustle and bustle of a large city...it sounds perfect to me.
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The roads are way too wide to call it "safe."

Still, I can see Bellevue's charms too. Since the 2007 boom and current boom, it's gained a critical mass, density, and mix of uses that makes urban living possible, including pretty good express bus service to Downtown Seattle even before rail arrives. It's also multi-cultural -- about 1/3 Asian in the Downtown census tracts even in 2010. Since it's gone through waves of constructon since the 80s in particular, it's starting to have a mixture of eras and price points that make for a more interesting city. It's even starting to do some of its own social services...a homeless shelter is coming soon for example.
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What's this?

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A movie theater?
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What's this?

This several-blocks-long development has a movie theater as well as a furniture store, food hall, various shops and restaurants, even a "big box" retailer not in a big box!
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Seattle's version of Century City
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This several-blocks-long development has a movie theater as well as a furniture store, food hall, various shops and restaurants, even a "big box" retailer not in a big box!
Thanks. Its not bad from the a street level perspective.
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