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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
Bellevue is a city in Washington with a population of 139,014. Bellevue is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Bellevue offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Bellevue there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bellevue and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bellevue are highly rated.
About Bellevue...
Population
139,014

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$665,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Bellevue Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    412
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,278.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    215
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Bellevue

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,402
National
$55,322
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Bellevue Reviews

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I love Bellevue because of all it has to offer. You have the city life, a 30 min drive from incredible hiking, or if you travel the opposite way you're at the beach. The neighborhoods are safe, well kept up, and a great amount of diverse restaurants to try. The schools are wonderful and the people are even better. With so many different fields of work from medical to tech and everything in between there is plenty of job opportunity. Bellevue will be my forever home!
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Bellevue is the hub to many big cities around itself include Seattle. Bellevue has three highways and many local routes to commute yet the traffic time is increasing rapidly these days. This city is growing persistently over the decades and it shows no sign of stopping its growth. I love this city because of its diversity of cultures and blending the city life with nature-friendly life. Though Bellevue has many well-known restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, Bellevue has many parks, closed to two big lakes, and very easy to drive to start your own adventures in the Cascade mountains. Bellevue is one of the city you feel safe to walk around in the dark, though few neighborhoods are reporting its increasing rate of theft. Bellevue is a great city to start your family with a great school district with a high quality of education and many facilities for extra curriculums nearby.
In contrast to Seattle these days, Bellevue is very clean and safe! You can walk around parks without being harrassed by the homeless population. There's tons of trails, an abundance of restaurants to try, and lots of fun things to do any time of the day.