Seattle Real Estate Spotlight: Clyde Hill

Clyde Hill is a one-square-mile affluent residential area in northwest Bellevue that is home to large lots and spacious homes in a park-like setting. A predominately residential city, Clyde Hill serves as a quiet haven for residents who work on the Eastside. Many homes here offer spectacular views of Lake Washington, Mt. Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.

History

Clyde Hill’s first settler was Patrick Downey, an Irish immigrant who set up a homestead in 1882. Downey and other farmers grew large crops of strawberries, which the area became well known for. Downey subdivided his large tract of land in 1894, making way for new residents to move in. Clyde Hill did not officially become a city until 1998, and today its residents have the 4th highest per capita income in the state of Washington.

Points of Interest

While largely residential, there are two small commercial areas in Clyde Hill, and despite its small area the city is home to four schools. The Points Loop Trail and Clyde Hill Town Park offer spaces for residents to enjoy the outdoors. Clyde Hill is just minutes from the shopping, dining, and cultural centers of Downtown Bellevue.