Bellevue 83 Exceptional
Bellevue Livability #20 ranked city in Washington#2,136 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Bellevue Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Bellevue Cost of Living Cost of living is 52% higher than Washington
17676% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bellevue cost of living
B- Bellevue Crime Total crime is equal to Washington
Total crime
2,96119% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3419% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Bellevue crime
A- Bellevue Employment Household income is 60% higher than Washington
Median household income
$100,70382% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$54,88384% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%28% lower than the US average
Bellevue employment
B- Bellevue Housing Home value is 126% higher than Washington
Median home value
$608,500229% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,62972% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
Bellevue real estate or Bellevue rentals
A+ Bellevue Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Washington
High school grad. rates
94%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
70%42% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Bellevue K-12 schools
A+ Bellevue User Ratings There are a total of 21 ratings in Bellevue
Overall user rating
87% 21 total ratings
User reviews rating
97% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 18 total surveys
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      Living in Bellevue, WA

      Located in the state of Washington, Bellevue is a medium-sized city with a population of 136,718 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,086 people per square mile, Bellevue is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (57%) and Asian (33%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Bellevue. Bellevue has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 54% have kids.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Bellevue, Washington could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Bellevue and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Bellevue to Washington and the national average.

      Bellevue, WA receives 78 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #21 in Washington and #2,645 in the USA. Clearly, Bellevue is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Bellevue ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bellevue has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B-), education (A+), employment (A-) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Bellevue. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bellevue, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bellevue Square, Aaron's Photo Tours - Private Day Tours, and The Shops at the Bravern.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 100 crimes per 100,000 residents, Bellevue has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      The Bellevue unemployment rate (0.75%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

      Knowing that the Bellevue schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 70%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Bellevue. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Bellevue are affordable. Median real estate prices in Bellevue come in at $608,500, which is 126% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bellevue, the home price to income ratio is 6, which is 39.5% higher than the Washington average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Bellevue were 7.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.7%.

      Bellevue transportation information

      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work65.1%72.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%10.2%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.6%6.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.9%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.3%3.6%2.8%
      Working from home6.7%5.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Bellevue, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).