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Beaux Arts Village, Washington
Entrance and welcome sign to Beaux Arts Village, pictured in 2019
Entrance and welcome sign to Beaux Arts Village, pictured in 2019
Location of Beaux Arts Village in King County and Washington state
Location of Beaux Arts Village in King County and Washington state
Country United States
State Washington
County King
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
131 ft (40 m)
 • Total 299
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,903.61/sq mi (1,514.90/km2)
Time zone UTC−08:00 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-04895
GNIS feature ID 1511996

Beaux Arts is a town located in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States. 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. There is no town hall, with official city business meetings taking place in private homes.

The town, a suburb of Seattle and Bellevue, is one of the most affluent areas in the metropolitan area. Based on per capita income, Beaux Arts Village ranks 7th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.


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. At the time, one could purchase membership in the Academy for $200. Today, membership in the Academy comes with home ownership.

Beaux Arts Village was incorporated in 1954.


Beaux Arts Village is located at 47°35′9″N 122°12′7″W / 47.58583°N 122.20194°W / 47.58583; -122.20194 (47.585821, -122.201855), on the eastern shore of Lake Washington north of Interstate 90.

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.

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 351
1970 475 35.3%
1980 328 −30.9%
1990 303 −7.6%
2000 307 1.3%
2010 299 −2.6%
2019 (est.) 324 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 299 people, 113 households, and 88 families living in the town. The population density was 3,322.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,282.7/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 1,311.1 per square mile (506.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.3% White, 4.0% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 113 households, of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the town was 44.9 years. 29.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

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