Beaux Arts Village, Washington

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Beaux Arts Village is a town located in the Eastside, an affluent region of King County, Washington, United States in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the smallest municipal jurisdiction in the county, with a population of 307 as of the 2000 census and a land area of 0.1 sq mi. It has no town hall, so meetings of the Town Council and other such bodies take place in members' homes.

Based on per capita income, Beaux Arts Village ranks 7th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

In the 2004 US presidential election, Beaux Arts Village cast 63.08% of its vote for Democrat John Kerry[1].

Beaux Arts Village currently contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. Their contract is based on calls for service only, there is no active daily patrol in the town, but the Sheriff responds to 911 calls coming out of Beaux Arts Village. For fire services, Beaux Arts Village contracts out to the Bellevue Fire Department. Deaths are assumed through the King County Medical Examiner's Office

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History

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.

Geography

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).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), of which, 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (44.44%) 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.

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