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
$562,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,530
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    B-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      51
      273
    • Murder
      1
      6
    • Rape
      14
      41
    • Robbery
      44
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      570
      525
    • Theft
      2,397
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      160
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $94,638
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    17%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      26%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      37%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      21%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      11%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      5%
      13%

    Bellevue Reviews

    27 reviews
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    Bellevue is a beautiful city located in the greater Seattle area. Bellevue is often given the nickname of "city in a park" and this is well earned. Bellevue has some of the best public parks and gardens of any city I have ever been to. In terms of public services Bellevue is unmatched, with amazing public schools, a dedicated police department, and a plethora of youth services, Bellevue is the perfect place to live. The only pitfall people encounter in Bellevue is the housing prices, it may be difficult for lower income individuals to secure affordable living near the city center, but cheaper housing options can be found nearby, with short commute times.
    Review Bellevue
    Bellevue is a great place to live. I was personally born in Overlake and have gotten the privilege to continue residing on the Eastside for my entire 26 years of living so far and it has been wonderful.

    There are a lot of great resources, good people, awesome food, and an opportunity for a AMAZING education. The police officers are kind of A-Holes, but if you're doing the right thing you don't really need to worry about them.

    The Bellevue School District is the best rated district in Washington State. They have a great sports program, and a wonderful curriculum. I feel honored to reside in Bellevue, WA and will continue to live here until I find somewhere better.
    Bellevue is a very diverse, inclusive, family friendly environment. Our neighborhood is very close net; we recently had a block party celebration for the fourth of July. The schools are fantastic and I was very pleased to have sent both my children to wonderful public schools. I have never felt unsafe in my neighborhood and I often take walks with my dog in the afternoon and greet other members of the community.