Take a look at this old map, showing Bellevue at the bottom of the District, or I should say, what would become Bellevue. The map has the area listed as Bellevue Highlands, and surely there were quite a few farms still in the area. Read up on the last farm in the city; we posted a story about it some time ago. Click on the map below to zoom in and see more details.
Source: Library of Congress