Washington Filmworks uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

Bellevue – January 2016



Bellevue is a vibrant, modern, and growing city. Bellevue’s compact one square mile downtown provides a dense urban core with wide streets situated among the city’s high-rise office and residential towers. Downtown also features dozens of hidden courtyards and plazas. The city’s waterfront and hilltop neighborhoods provide views of Lake Washington and Seattle’s skyline from scenic curving lanes.

While downtown is very urban, the surrounding city features a myriad of parks and outdoor options including manicured gardens, wooded hiking trails, beachfront parks and a slough for kayaking amidst old growth timber and wetlands.

Bellevue hosts a summer Arts Fair and the Wintergrass Music Festival takes place in February. With urban nature nestled among greater Washington, those traveling to Bellevue can have the best of both worlds.

Bellevue Weather

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Bellevue offers visitors a mild climate where temperature extremes are moderated by the proximity to Lake Washington and the Puget Sound. Summers are dry and warm with average daytime highs around 73-80 degrees and low humidity. With a waterproof jacket you can be out and about in Bellevue almost every day of the year.

Average Temperature:

January – High 46.0 F, Low 35.0 F
July – High 75.0 F, Low 55.0 F


January Rainfall – 4.49 inches
July Rainfall – 0.97 inches
Sources: intellicast.com

Projects Filmed in Bellevue

Photo Credit: Sayaka Ito

  • Laggies
Television Series
  • Celebrity Wife Swap
  • Rugged Justice
  • Clarisonic
  • Group Health
  • Kia
  • Toyota
Still Shoots
  • Nordstrom
Web Content
  • Make a Wish Foundation

Key Locations of Interest

Photo credit: Michael Walmsley

  • Bellevue Arts Museum
  • Bellevue Botanical Garden and Ravine Bridge
  • Bellevue City Hall
  • Downtown Park
  • Enatai Beach Park (rents canoes and kayaks to paddle on the lake)
  • Hidden Valley Sports Park
  • Kelsey Creek Park & Farm
  • Mercer Slough Nature Park
  • Meydenbauer Center
  • Old Bellevue (features old-fashioned lamp posts, brick sidewalks and cafes)
  • Weowna Park
  • Zipline and Aerial Adventure Park

Distance to Closest Large Washington Airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 17 miles from Bellevue.

Closest Large City Adjacent

  • Seattle is approximately 9 miles from Bellevue.


Relevant Contact Names & Information

Photo credit: Merrill Images

  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Tony Cezar, Right of Way/Construction Supervisor, (425) 452-7835,tcezar@bellevuewa.gov


Photo credit: Visit Bellevue Washington


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