Wilburton Bellevue few minutes east from downtown Bellevue. Wilburton Bellevue is a golf club rich in history and near Kelsey Creek Park offers a 150-acre park with a playground & trails also features a farm with programs, tours & animals.
Platted in 1904 as the company town for the Hewitt-Lea Logging Company, Bellevue’s historic Wilburton neighborhood is an enclave of single-family and multifamily housing known not only for its rich history but also for its beautiful views, parks, and wooded areas. Major parks include the widely acclaimed Bellevue Botanical Garden and the 160-acre Kelsey Creek Park, which features barns and farm animals.
The Wilburton Bellevue also contains significant light industrial uses – at the southern end along I-90, and in the Bel-Red corridor. Bel-Red – between the densely developed downtown and Redmond’s urban center at Overlake – has been rezoned for mixed-use development, oriented around new East Link stops and the area’s physical amenities (Goff Creek, West Tributary, Lake Bellevue). An art district is also envisioned for the area.
Wilburton was one of the few local areas still home to Native Americans when white settlers arrived. Civil War veteran Clark Sturtevant paddled up Mercer Slough to claim 160 acres along 116th Avenue and more land around the lake now known as Lake Bellevue. In the early 1900s, the area around Sturtevant’s homestead operated first as a busy logging camp and then as a sawmill. The area around the lake became known as Midlakes and developed as a commercial center for local farmers.
A privately owned store stood east of the current Southeast Eighth Street/Interstate 405 interchange, along with a ferry dock, bunkhouse, cookhouse, blacksmith’s shop and other buildings that served both loggers and residents.
Wilburton Bellevue Real Estate Market is most growing after downtown Bellevue. Home prices for new construction reach $2 million dollars. Oleg Doukhnevitch from Windermere Bellevue Commons scores the highest score for home prices.