MN Custom Home’s Favorite West Bellevue Neighborhoods

MN Custom Homes knows that one of the most important parts of finding your perfect home is the location. In this article, we will explore the best neighborhoods in West Bellevue to buy a new construction home, each with its unique charm and appeal. 

Let’s dive into why MN loves these areas, and why they may be right for your family.


Nestled along the shores of Lake Washington, Enatai is a waterfront neighborhood that offers breathtaking views of Lake Washington and stunning waterfront properties. This upscale neighborhood is favored by those seeking an exclusive retreat while staying close to Downtown Bellevue.

Why We Love Enatai: 

  • Enatai is home to the three-acre Enatai Beach Park, a popular spot for swimming and picnicking. The park also has a boat launch with kayak and canoe rentals through REI.
  • Nearby, Enatai Neighborhood Park offers 4.16 acres of recreational space with tennis courts, a play area, and picnic zones. 
  • Enatai Elementary School, located in the heart of the neighborhood, is highly regarded for its academic excellence, making Enatai an attractive choice for families. 

Clyde Hill

The Clyde Hill neighborhood is located in Northwest Bellevue and is known for its picturesque tree-lined streets. This area is only minutes from downtown and has many Bellevue luxury homes with stunning views of Lake Washington and the surrounding mountains.  

Why We Love Clyde Hill:

  • Many families are drawn to the neighborhood for its walkability and proximity to parks, like the picturesque Clyde Beach Park. This park is a popular spot on the weekends for families socializing or playing softball and soccer. 
  • Bellevue Farmers’ Market is located in the Bellevue Presbyterian Church lot on Saturdays. 
  • The neighborhood is also near the Overlake Golf and Country Club, a private club that offers world-class golfing facilities and luxury dining.

Surrey Downs

Surrey Downs is a charming neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and a mix of mid-century and new-construction homes. With its proximity to Downtown Bellevue, easy access to major freeways, and excellent schools, Surrey Downs is highly desirable for families and professionals alike. 

Why We Love Surrey Downs:

  • Families are drawn to the area for its family-friendly environment and access to top-rated schools like Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School. 
  • Surrey Downs neighborhood also has active community engagement, facilitated by a dedicated neighborhood association that frequently organizes events. 
  • For recreation, the 10.5-acre Surrey Downs Park offers convenient picnic shelters, walking paths, a playground, a basketball court, and a large meadow for lounging or sports. The park has a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier and historical hazelnut groves.

Things to do in nearby Downtown Bellevue

  • KidsQuest Children’s Museum has kid-friendly exhibits and a huge play structure. It’s open 7 days a week during the Summer – perfect for beating the heat! 
  • Bellevue Arts Museum hosts many contemporary art and design exhibitions. It often has exhibits from budding young artists in the community. 
  • Nearby Bellevue Square Mall has over 200 stores and many casual and fine dining restaurants like Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi, Earls Kitchen, and Duke’s Seafood.
  • Bellevue Downtown Park features a large, open lawn, a circular promenade, and a reflecting pond on 21 acres and features the Piloti sculpture.
  • Meydenbauer Bay Park – This 2.5-acre beach offers in-season swimming plus a fishing dock & play/picnic areas. Good for families, kids, and pets. 

Find your perfect home in your perfect neighborhood 

MN only builds luxury homes in the best neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking for an upscale property near the waterfront, a family-friendly community, or a convenient location, living in Bellevue is a great choice for your new presale home from MN Custom Homes.

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