Lake Hills, Bellevue

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Lake Hills neighborhood sign on the western end of Lake Hills Boulevard.

Lake Hills is a neighborhood in Bellevue, Washington. It lies to the south of the Crossroads and north of the Eastgate neighborhoods.[1]

In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants farmed the part of Lake Hills between present day Larsen Lake and Phantom Lake.[2] This agricultural activity was abruptly curtailed following the Japanese American Internment in 1942, and was eventually replaced by suburban housing.[3][4] Lake Hills was annexed into Bellevue in 1969.[4]

Today the Lake Hills neighborhood contains Bellevue College,[5] the Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration Garden (also known as the Bellevue Demonstration Garden), and Larsen Lake.[1]


  1. ^ a b "City of Bellevue: Neighborhood Areas" (PDF). Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "City of Bellevue Parks and Recreation: Lake Hills Greenbelt Trails". City of Bellevue. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. ^ Marsha, Alia. "How Bellevue businessmen who stoked fears benefited after Japanese American incarceration". The Seattle Globalist. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "West Lake Hills (Official City of Bellevue Website)". Retrieved May 17, 2016.

Coordinates: 47°36′12″N 122°07′51″W / 47.60333°N 122.13083°W / 47.60333; -122.13083