Bellevue was founded in 1869 by William Meydenbauer and was officially incorporated on March 21, 1953. Prior to the opening of the Lake Washington Floating Bridge in 1940, Bellevue was a rural area with little development. Although it was small, developers were pushing to change that; in the 1920s James Ditty predicted that it would become a city with a population of 200,000. He envisioned plans that included the bridging of Lake Washington and an area filled with golf courses and airports. His map with these visions was published in 1928. Once the Murrow Memorial Bridge opened, access from Seattle improved, and the area gradually grew. Following the 1963 opening of a second bridge across the lake, the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the city began to grow more rapidly. It has since become one of the largest cities in the state.
The city's name is derived from a French term for "beautiful view". Under favorable weather conditions, scenic vistas of the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Mountains can be viewed from hilltops and strategically positioned high-rise buildings.
Bellevue is the site of the popular annual Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair (originally Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair), held since 1947 at the end of July. The biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition draws thousands of visitors to the Downtown Park to view up to 46 three-dimensional artworks from artists around the country. In celebration of its strawberry farming history, Bellevue holds an annual Strawberry Festival. The Bellevue 24-Hour Relay has also been hosted every July in Bellevue Downtown Park.
The focus at Burger Professionals is to be the alpha standard of excellence in professional real estate services. This is accomplished by establishing a small boutique office of highly successful real estate professionals, dedicated to being the best of the best.
You may have heard the phrase that “90% of real estate transactions are handled by 10% of the agents”. While personally selling real estate, the leader and mentor to the highly successful Burger Professionals brokers, Doug Burger, ranked in the over 99.95 percentile in the nation for real estate transaction volume. His dedication to being among the best of the best is now a philosophy shared by any real estate broker chosen to be part of this unique real estate firm. The number of brokers is limited, by design. Only the most dedicated professionals are invited to work at Burger Professionals.
The dedicated and knowledgeable real estate brokers at Burger Professionals can provide you with the highly specialized information that you will need to make the right decision. It’s the combination of this unique market-knowledge, and excellent negotiating skills, that enable our brokers to get you the optimal price for any property you plan to sell or buy. We are proud of our brokers, and the reputation they have earned from their clients as among the best of the best.