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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$608,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    617
    500
  • Theft
    2,431
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,703
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

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Bellevue Reviews

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It's such a beautiful city with lots of racial diversity and great public schools. It's known to be quite safe and family friendly, which plenty of parks and little beaches by the lakes. It's close to lakes, mountains, bike trails, and forests - all these Pacific Northwest delights, perfect for the outdoorsy person.

The downside is housing prices are skyrocketing. People living here are more affluent than average - some are even being priced out of the market. Many immigrants (often from Asia) buy real estate here. Many people are very health conscious. The population is increasing and there is lots of construction. Commute times are increasing quickly as well. Job opportunities are good if you have the skills like computer science, engineering, or business because the greater Seattle area has so many tech companies.
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I just moved away from Bellevue, Washington, after 24 years in the area. It's unaffordable (did you see how much a median home costs?), the traffic is horrible (so many pedestrians in downtown now, I was constantly afraid of hitting them), upscale shopping which most people who live there cannot afford, million $ homes being built on tiny lots & obstructing what used to be views of the Cascades, crowds & noise everywhere, and don't forget construction!! Council wishes to be a world-class city, but this doesn't mean that's necessarily a good thing for Bellevue residents, the people who actually live there and aren't just tourists or consumers from surrounding smaller cities. I loved Bellevue when I moved to the area in 1994, but those days are long gone. On the plus side, there is a lot of diversity which brings culture, tolerance, and diverse beliefs, which I loved! Bellevue also has fabulous public schools and is very family and pet friendly.
Bellevue is a wonderful city. Filled with beautiful parks and gorgeous lakes it is the perfect spot to live in the Pacific Northwest. The downtown boasts high end shopping, employers like Microsoft, Amazon, REI and Expedia.com are located here. Neighborhoods are clean and safe, parking is easy. There is a diverse population in Bellevue with residents from around the world making it a rich melting pot of customs, food and points of view. You're minutes away from the mountains for hiking and camping. It's the perfect balance of outdoor and city life.