True to its name (which means “beautiful view”), Bellevue is a district of rolling hills, manicured parks, and modern businesses and shopping districts; away from the bustle of downtown, but still close to the pulse of Seattle’s end-less activity. Computers and microtronics are the heart of Bellevue’s livelihood and success, with businesses like Ares Macrotechnology, Microdeck, Gaeatronics, and Global Technologies headquartered here. Computer giants like NeoNET and MCT also maintain facilities in Bellevue.
Bordered by Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east, Bellevue is connected to the rest of Seattle by bridges and north-south land access. The lakes themselves are connected by the Dixie Lee Ray Lake Tunnelway System, a series of locks and tunnels for shipping. Because of limited routes, traffic is often congested entering or leaving Bellevue, especially at peak hours. Plan a little extra time getting to or from the district.
- Knight Errant has deep roots in Bellevue, primarily because of the Ares facility there. Long before they got the Seattle security con-tract, they were working private contracts with gated communities, condoplexes, and corporate facilities in Bellevue, giving them a lot more experienced personnel who know the district well. You can count on fast response times from the Knights in and around Bellevue because they know who helped them get the Seattle con-tract and who will help them keep it.
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