Factoria is a suburban neighborhood in the south and is one of the city’s significant commercial districts. Originally timberland from the 1890s to the 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 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.
Factoria residents experience a slightly lower cost of living than residents of downtown Bellevue