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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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 142,242. 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
142,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$737,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,855
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Bellevue Rankings

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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
    57.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    353.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,310.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 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
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    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
$112,283
National
$55,322
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Bellevue Reviews

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I think Bellevue is a wonderful city to live in. It is very clean, the neighborhoods are well kept, and the school system is highly rated. The bus system enables accessible transportation and students in public high schools are given unlimited bus cards. The diversity in Bellevue is also amazing. Families from all over the world move to Bellevue. As a high school student, the student body at my school is incredibly diverse, I have friends from Romania, India, Poland, Spain, and many other countries. This diversity allows students to have a more open view of the world, which I believe is very beneficial. Unfortunately, however, the city of Bellevue is not very affordable, especially in terms of the housing market.
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It is like Seattle's fancier little sister! There is always so much to do, whether it's going to the mall to shop or swimming in Lake Washington at one of the many public docks. The only thing that I wish would change is the amount of construction. Because the city is always developing and growing, there is nonstop construction, which can be quite the hassle and causes lots of traffic.
Bellevue is sooo nice! Everyone is financially stable & really safe :)
The schools are great which is great for anyone looking for a home with a family! Don't expect to buy a house hear for less than $1 mil but it's worth it. Like i said, not very affordable but there are some cheaper cities outside of Bellevue if you don't have much of a budget.