Post World War II, in the early 1950s, large housing developments formed in Bellevue, Washington, for engineers at Boing. What is now known asย Lake Hills in the city of Bellevue was originally a planned community boasting the Lake Hills shopping center.

Today, the Lake Hills area offers relatively affordable housing in the cityโ€™s upscale vibe. More than 12,484 residents make up the community of West Lake Hills, a total of 10 percent of the cityโ€™s population. Median home values for West Lake Hills are $417,207. Median income for the area is around $74,322.

3.040 square miles of the West Lake Hills area, the suburban community within the 98005 and 98007 zip codes.

The Lake Hills Neighborhood Association provides an array of community events, neighborhood meetings, and opportunities for residents to be actively involved in determining the safety, preservation, and growth of the neighborhood in which they live.

West Lake Hills is permeated with parks, open spaces, trails, and wetlands. The Lake Hills greenbeltt spans 172 acres of wooded wonderlands and wetlands, providing local wildlife consisting of coyotes, muskrats, and a variety of songbirds with a home of their own. Other parks include Skyridge Park, Sunset Park, and Sprintwood Park. The community also has access to Robinswood Community Park, appreciated for its lighted tennis courts and sports fields.

The West Lake Hills area students are educated by the Bellevue School District, including St. Louise Parrish School, Lake Hills Elementary, and Sammamish High. There are also a variety of private schools throughout the area. Furthermore, West Lake Hills is home to the rapidly growing Bellevue College.

Comfortable yet modest lifestyles unfold in 1950s homes, tying a thread from the past to todayโ€™s version of West Lake Hills, peppered with residential houses, multi-family housing, shops, restaurants, parks, and recreational activities within the city of Bellevue and surrounding areas.

Call The Eastside Real Estate Team today at 425-200-4093 to tour available houses for sale in Lake Hills.