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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 a suburban 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
Suburban
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
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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 a very diverse city with a perfect blend of urban and suburban landscape. The homes are all nice, though there is a distinct difference between new builds and older 70s homes. Bellevue is a hub for technology and business, with many companies having headquarters or large offices in or near the area. The nightlife is minimal compared to larger cities, but there are many bars, clubs, and theatres if one wishes to partake. The restaurants have improved significantly in the last 30 years, with many gourmet and specialty eateries and restaurants. There are beautiful locales that one may wish to experience, and the city is lovely in the summer.
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.