While the area around downtown Bellevue blossomed and attracted residents in the mid-1800s, the Medina region remained unpopulated. It was mostly used for berry farms so bountiful that a strawberry festival was held in the city every year. When the Lake Washington Ship Canal project dropped the water level by nine feet in 1917, lakefront residents found themselves with new beach property, earning Medina the nickname "the golden coast." The sentiment pretty much extends to the whole neighborhood.
Locals love the generous public beach, picturesque post office, Wells Medina Nursery and everyone's favorite Medina Grocery. The coveted and impressive Medina Elementary school is complimented by easy access to great private and parochial schools ensuring residents can find the desired education fit. Medina Park with off leash dog area, tennis and bocce court, pond and play area are a neighborhood treasure. Overlake Golf and Country Club is another Medina prize. While the Gold Coast waterfront hosts some of our local billionaires, Medina maintains a surprisingly laid back and friendly vibe. It could be that living just five minutes from downtown Bellevue with easy access to the 520 bridge deck, just makes life easier.
For more information, visit the City of Medina Website and Calendar