Beaux Arts is a town located in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States. Take a look below for 15 fascinating and awesome facts about Beaux Arts, Washington, United States.
1. It is the smallest municipality in the county, with a population of 299 as of the 2010 census and a land area of 0.1 sq mi.
2. There is no town hall, with official city business meetings taking place in private homes.
3. The town, a suburb of Seattle and Bellevue, is one of the most affluent areas in the metropolitan area.
4. Based on per capita income, Beaux Arts Village ranks 7th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
5. Beaux Arts Village was founded in 1908 as an artists’ colony and named after the Western Academy of Beaux Arts to which its founders belonged.
6. At the time, one could purchase membership in the Academy for $200 (today membership in the Academy comes with home ownership).
7. The town was formally incorporated in 1954.
8. Beaux Arts Village is located at 47°35′9″N 122°12′7″W (47.585821, -122.201855), on the eastern shore of Lake Washington north of Interstate 90.
9. The City is surrounded on the north, east, and south, by the City of Bellevue, and on the west by Lake Washington.
10. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), of which, 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
11. The entire shoreline of the town is owned by the Western Academy of Beaux Arts, thus reserving use of the Lake Washington beach for residents and their guests only.
12. Beaux Arts Village currently contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.
13. For fire services, Beaux Arts Village contracts out to the Bellevue Fire Department.
14. Deaths are handled through the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
15. In the 2004 US presidential election, Beaux Arts Village cast 63.08% of its vote for Democrat John Kerry.