The Best New Condo Project in Seattle Is Actually in Bellevue

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Bosa Development just released new architectural details and renderings of the highly anticipated One88 condo project in Downtown Bellevue.

One88 will be the city’s first high-rise condominium community in nearly a decade, and it will also be the first project in the region for world-renowned architect Hossein Amanat. The 21 story luxury tower will feature 143 residences.

Bellevue, much like Seattle, has been starving for condo inventory. Its boutique, has an amazing location, will overlook Downtown Bellevue Park and has quite a bit of view protection for years to come.

According to a recent press release by One88:

“One88 will truly change the skyline of downtown Bellevue. It will not be an ordinary, cube-shaped tower, it will be a statement-making building with a different application of materials and shape that creates the appearance of movement,” said Amanat, principal of Amanat Architect. “The views of Lake Washington, the Cascades and the surrounding city also heavily influenced my design. I wanted to create a number of private and communal spaces that framed those views and bring the outdoors in.”

“One88 brings a new style of design and a new level of luxury to downtown Bellevue,” said Bemi Jauhal, director of sales and marketing for Bosa.“The demand for downtown’s vibrant urban lifestyle is growing and we feel the city is ready for an unique residential offering.”

“One 88 is located at the intersection of Bellevue Way Northeast and Northeast Second Street. One88 will be just a few steps from Downtown Park and a variety of dining and high-end shopping. Residences will have a range of views from Lake Washington, mountains, The Bellevue Skyline and more.

~ Urban Condo Spaces

Bellevue 2nd most livable city in US; Kirkland #25

BellevueWhere is the most livable city in the U.S.? Is it by sun-soaked beaches, near majestic mountains, or smack-dab in the middle of the country where temperatures fall into single digits in winter and snow piles up by the foot? 

2. BELLEVUE, WA

Boasting some of the best schools in the country along with Bellevue College and City University of Seattle, the city offers a small-town environment but many entertainment options and events, such as the annual Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair. It often hosts technology companies which has helped develop its downtown.

Population: 128,209

Median Household Income: $90,333

Median Home Price: $525,000


25. KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON 

On the coast of Lake Washington, Kirkland offers a host of enviable features from a charming downtown to an abundance of trails and a dynamic economy. Residents enjoy pools, community centers, nearby wineries and fine restaurants.

Population: 75,835
Median Household Income: $87,480

Median Home Price: $415,300

If you guessed beaches or mountains, a recent ranking of the most livable small cities in the U.S. may surprise you.

An annual study from Livability, a marketing company that helps cities attract residents and businesses, finds that Rochester, Minnesota, is the most livable small city in the U.S. The top 25 cities are located in just 13 states, with California having the most at five, followed by Colorado (4) and Washington (3). Only two cities are located on the East Coast — one each in Maryland and Virginia — while 14 are along the West Coast.

Of the top 25, only nine had populations over 100,000, while three came in under 50,000. The average population among the 25 cities is 91,574. The median household income among them is $65,149, with only one city recording median income over $100,000. The median price of a home for all 25 is $373,756.

Other characteristics found among the 25 top cities include strong local economies with big employers, the existence of major universities or other research institutions, and dynamic downtowns that provide residents with an array of dining, shopping and cultural experiences. Beautiful outdoors and recreational activities also popped up frequently.

Livability ranked 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 to come up with its top 100 places to live in its third annual ranking. It considered more than 40 data points in eight categories: amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civil capital and transportation and infrastructure.

         ~Janna Herron, Fiscal Times