Clyde Hill, Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point are located along the edge of Downtown Bellevue, Lake Washington, and The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Many of Washington’s most prosperous and prominent business, sports and entertainment figures have settled in these affluent communities.
With only four retail businesses between them, the cities are virtually all residential. The crime rate is very low. Traffic and neighborhood patrols account for most police activity. Houses are expensive and situated on generously sized lots along neatly landscaped streets. Over the years large scaled residences have replaced most small homes. Vacant tracts are scarce, so notable growth in population or number of housing units is unlikely. Located within minutes of State Route 520 and three interstate highways, these communities are well connected to the rest of the Puget Sound, yet removed from the urban bustle. All of these enviable attributes placed Clyde Hill no. 2 in the nation on Coldwell Banker Bain’s “2012 Top 10 Best Places to Live for Suburbanites.” Among Washington cities it ranked no. 1, followed by Medina and Yarrow Point, ranking no. 2 and no. 4.
Recreational opportunities in these four communities include the Wetherill Nature Preserve, Fairweather Nature Preserve, Medina Park, Medina Beach Park and Clyde Park Beach. The 5.4 mile Points Loop Trail linking the communities is great for walking or biking. The private Overlake Golf & Country Club is located in Medina. Community events include the Fourth of July Celebration held jointly by Yarrow Point and Hunts Point, Medina Days and Clyde Hill Community Celebration & Movie Night in August.