Factoria Homes For Sale, Bellevue WA
Factoria in Bellevue has many shops and restaurants located north of Newport High School and west of Puesta Del Sol Elementary School. These are Walmart in SE 41st Pl (Discount store), Green Theory Marijuana Factoria in SE 40th Pl (Cannabis store), Factoria Mall in Factoria Square Mall SE (Shopping mall), Target in Factoria Square Mall SE (Department store), Nordstrom Rack in 124th Ave SE (Department store), The Marketplace at Factoria in Factoria Square Mall SE (Shopping mall), Dim Sum Factory in Factoria Blvd SE (Dim sum restaurant), Tofu 101 in SE 38th St Unit G (Tofu shop), Ooba Tooba in SE 38th St (Mexican restaurant), Jing Jing Asian Market in SE 38th St (Asian grocery store), Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse in SE 38th St (a Brazilian restaurant located south of Jing Jing Asian Market), Southgate Mart in Factoria Blvd SE #E (Korean grocery store near The UPS Store), Hotbox Smoke Shop in Factoria Blvd SE (Tobacco shop), Chipotle Mexican Grill in Factoria Blvd SE (Mexican restaurant near Wells Fargo Bank), Taco Time NW in Factoria Blvd SE (Mexican restaurant located east of Chase Bank), Big 5 Sporting Goods in Factoria Blvd SE (Sporting goods store near Ricardo's Restaurant), Petco in Factoria Blvd SE Suite C (Pet supply store near Square Lotus), and Applebee's Grill + Bar in Factoria Blvd SE located near QFC Grocery store.
The school in Factoria are Tyee Middle School in SE Allen Rd located east of Sunset Ravine Greenbelt, United Bellevue Korean School (Prekindergarten-12) in SE Alled Rd located near Tyee Middle School, Puesta Del Sol Elementary School in 132nd Ave SE located east of Factoria Blvd SE, Newport High School in Factoria Blvd SE located north of Coal Creek, AL Studio- Onsite & Online Art Classes in SE 38th St (Art school near Tofu 101 shop and KeyStone Plaza), Encompass Fine Arts in Factoria Blvd SE D (an Art school located west of Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church), and Active Minds Montessori in Factoria Blvd SE located northwest of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. And the nearest public library is Newport Way Library in SE Newport Way located north Eastgate Park.
There are few green fields in Factoria, there's Sunset Ravine Greenbelt in SE 40th St located east of Factoria Blvd SE and west of Tyee Middle School (a wooded ravine with trails), Edgebrook Club in SE Newport Way (Sports club located southeast of Sunset Ravine Greenbelt), Newport High School Athletic Field in 124th Ave SE, and Newport High School Fastpitch Softball Field. And the nearest beach park is Newcastle Beach Park on 4400 Lake Washington Blvd SE, a large beach park in Bellevue with a dock, a play area, picnic areas, and nature trails. Homes in the Factoria area have recently sold for between $766k and $2.1 million. To see today's real estate listings in Factoria, Bellevue, please click the link below.
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Factoria Homes in Bellevue, WA
Factoria homes usually range in price from $100,000-$300,000. The Factoria neighborhood in Bellevue is popular for its access to great schools, beautiful surroundings, and a strong job market. Bellevue and its neighboring cities are home to some of the world's most famous companies including Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Paccar, and Expeditors International. Factoria and its surrounding areas offer what great companies' employees desire in a work and home environment.
Factoria is a mixed-use suburban neighborhood in south Bellevue, Washington and is one of the city's significant commercial districts. Originally timberland from the 1890s to 1920s and later envisioned as an industrial center, Factoria has since the 1960s evolved into commercial and residential development. Factoria was annexed into Bellevue in 1993. The core neighborhood is bounded by Interstate 90 to the north, Interstate 405 to the west, Newport Way to the east, and Coal Creek Parkway to the south.
Factoria in 2018, facing east towards Factoria Boulevard SE.
Factoria is part of the Duwamish Tribal Territory. "During the 1890s, loggers cut large stands of timber on land now known as Woodridge Hill, Richards Valley, Greenwich Crest, Mockingbird Hill, Monthaven, Newport Shores, and the commercial area of Factoria."
In the late 1890s, the Northern Pacific Railway laid tracks through the largely uninhabited area along the shores of Lake Washington near Mercer Island. In the early 1900s a large industrial center was envisioned by a group of Seattle investors led by E. L. Skeel on what is now the interchange of Interstate 405 and I-90. In 1908 Skeel formed the Mercer Land Company and platted several blocks adjoining the railroad tracks. The new community was to be named Mercer. A stove factory was constructed at the town-site but never manufactured a single stove. By 1911, development of the community was at a standstill and the company, now run by a Sarah Kendall with Skeel as secretary, filed a new plat featuring more blocks and public space. The project was now called Factoria, a name that would hopefully attract major industries, which it never did.
Factoria was promoted as an industrial center with coal smoke "belching from hundreds of smokestacks." Promoters expected at least 20 plants, in addition to the existing Factoria Stove and Range Co., to locate there. But some 15 years after the promoter’s pitch, only the Factoria School had been built and the proposed industrial town of Factoria never got off the ground. The present day Factoria Mall is located on the original Factoria property.
In the late 1920s Factoria became the headquarters for the burgeoning rabbit industry on the East Side. In 1927, an abandoned local factory was converted into a processing plant for canned rabbit meat and fur as well as a marketing headquarters for the industry. In 1939, construction began on a new $800,000 highway project that straightened out the Sunset Highway between Issaquah and Mercer Island and eventually led to the construction of the Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge across Lake Washington. The new four-lane highway passed directly through Factoria and intersected with Lake Washington Boulevard, then the major north–south highway on the East side.
Following the opening of the bridge and highway in 1940, Factoria became a major crossroads. In 1950, the 900-car Sunset Outdoor Theatre was constructed near the intersection by Sterling Theatres, Inc.
Factoria remained largely undeveloped up until the 1960s, when freeway construction put the area at the intersection of two major arterials, Interstate 405 and Interstate 90, which would replace most of the original town-site and create a major suburban retail center.
Interstate 405 offramp to Factoria.
Commerce and industry
Factoria's commercial development is centered on Marketplace @ Factoria, a nearby eight-theater cinema, and several grocery stores. Numerous office buildings of various size are scattered in the area, most significantly the six-tower Newport Corporate Center, occupied primarily by T-Mobile USA. The "Factoria Campus" development situated directly north of the Marketplace @ Factoria, consisting of three office buildings plus a cinema and some retail businesses, stands where the Sunset Outdoor Theater formerly existed. Typical to a business district, Factoria is dotted with shops, business services, and restaurants.
Factoria serves as a commercial center for surrounding residential neighborhoods, such as Eastgate, Somerset, Newport Hills, Newport Shores, Mockingbird Hill, Greenwich Crest, and Woodridge. The Factoria area represents a community of about 2,100 acres (8.5 km2) bounded by Interstate 90 to the north, Lake Washington to the west, the Somerset Hills to the east, the Newport Hills to the south. The area contains about 5,000 residential units, 11,000,000 square feet (1,000,000 m2) of commercial space, and offices employing 7,500 people. Public transportation in Factoria is served by King County Metro buses, primarily routes 240, 241, 245 (frequent), and 246, with service to much of the Eastside. Nearby Eastgate Park and Ride provides additional service into Seattle. Factoria Boulevard, Richards Road, Eastgate Way, Newport Way, and Coal Creek Parkway are major arterials that lead to or through the Factoria area.
Marketplace @ Factoria
Marketplace @ Factoria, first opened in 1977 under the name Factoria Square and later called Factoria Mall, originally contained about 20 retailers and was anchored by Ernst Home Centers, Lamonts, Britania, DJ's Sound City, Pay 'n Save, and Safeway. In 2008, the mall was slated for new urbanist redevelopment, likely a result of being labeled a dead mall as anchors such as Mervyn's moved out. The mall was renamed Marketplace @ Factoria at this time, and one of Bellevue's two small Wal-Mart stores is now a tenant.
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