Bellevue Wiki Entry and Drawing Seattle's Boundary
What is Bellevue? Where is it, what's the history? Is is really part of Seattle?
The esteemed Wikipedia is increasingly the best source for background on most things. There's have a decent and readable Bellevue Entry. The entry traces a perimter around Bellevue and its adjoining townships.
So...Is Bellevue really a part of Seattle? The Wiki doesn't address this point, not yet. But, IMO, yes. Seattleites sneeringly decry it The Eastside, but it's still integral to the Seattle Metro Region. Just like Fremont is a part of Seattle...and Greenlake...Renton...and Woodinville and Kirland and Redmond, et al.
Where do you draw the line, then? I'd say Tacoma is not in Seattle, to the South, and Everett, to the north, is not Seattle either.
To the West, include Bainbridge Island but not Bremerton. Going East, North Bend is just barely in the Seattle area, but Snoqualmie Pass is surely out of range.
Feel free to argue these arbitrary boundaries with me.
The fact that Bellevue has its own skyscrapers just adds to the coolness and character of this burgeoning Seattle town.