From shopping to nature trails, the Eastside communities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Mercer Island, Kirkland and Woodinville seem to have the best of both worlds: a hip and emerging downtown scene in Bellevue, countless miles of hiking, biking and adventure activities in the Cougar Mountain wilderness and a wine country region in Woodinville rivaling that of the Napa Valley.

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