City At A Glance

#13 LivScore 630
Bellevue, Wash., has a thriving downtown area and 100 parks.
Bellevue, Wash., has a thriving downtown area and 100 parks.

Quick Facts:

Population: 126,359
Median Household Income: $84,108
Average Work Commute: 20 Minutes
Median Home Price: $482,750


About Bellevue, WA

Surrounded by lakes and mountains and dotted with green spaces, Bellevue is aptly nicknamed “City in a Park.” Tens of thousands attend festivals like the 77-year-old Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair, and the city is a favorite haunt of outdoor enthusiasts. With nationally recognized schools and rich cultural diversity to boot, it's no wonder Bellevue was named No. 4 on CNNMoney's 2010 list of Best Places to Live.