Founded in 1908 and incorporated in 1954, the Town of Beaux Arts Village is located on the eastern shore of Lake Washington just north of the East Channel bridge on I-90. With its population of around 300 residents, Beaux Arts is one of the smallest municipalities in Western Washington, yet its proximity to Seattle and the Eastside help make it a highly desirable place to live.
Residents relish the "small town" feel of Beaux Arts, often referring to themselves as "Villagers", as they have since well before incorporation. The streets are narrow and tree-lined. The homes are an eclectic mix of new and vintage, old-fashioned and modern. All Villagers and their guests enjoy the use of a private beach maintained by resident volunteers.
The Town of Beaux Arts Village maintains its own website with useful information about town services, events, and ordinances, as well as information regarding the town council and planning commission.