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%

Bellevue Rankings

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

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%
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Bellevue Reviews

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I would rate Bellevue with 4 stars overall is a great city, has lots to do. The shopping center is great, it has a very wide selection of different restaurants and also shopping stores. Every time I pass by or I’m town I see new construction it’s a city of opportunity and growth. I notice a lot of pedestrians either going out for a walk or just strolling through town, their safety is very good. The Nightlife is always busy, because of the expansion that Bellevue has had there’s something for everyone, there a big variety of things to do and see. Some of the things that could be as a disadvantage is the traffic and also the affordability there, it's very expensive to rent or buy.
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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.
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.