These all words I would use to describe Bellevue. This weekend I drove a UHaul truck filled with furniture up to the Seattle area for my sister's new place. Yesterday after unloading the truck I had the chance to wander around downtown Bellevue for a few hours. I liked what I saw. I'm definitely not a big city person, I don't like the dirt, and especially don't like the crowds. Bellevue was neither dirty nor crowded but if happen to live close to the downtown there's a lot of places to eat hang out within walking distance (a characteristic that big cities have that I like).
The people I saw seemed fairly active, especially in downtown park (which also has a free wi-fi hotspot). I was also surprised by the amount of construction going on. I counted at least 5 new buildings going up.
Technical Specs: Canon 5D, 24-105 @ 50mm, f/8, 1/200s, ISO 100.