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Great place to live - 10/20/2009
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Bellevue, WA

I have been here less than a year and I can't believe how many activities there are to do and places to go.

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Recreation and Outdoor Activities - 4/15/2008

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Great Summers and mild winters make Bellevue a Mus - 10/28/2007

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