Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a diverse population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech center of the Eastside, with office high-rises interspersed with condos and retail in the downtown area. While business booms downtown, much of Bellevue is comprised of wooded neighborhoods that are connected with a series of park spaces. Sandwiched between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, the Bellevue community's immense shorelines and waterfront homes attract the the water enthusiasts. In addition, the city's schools are consistently rated among the best in the country and it has been ranked as one the "Best Places to Live," in recent years.