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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 79
Demographics 66
Economy 53
Education 78
Health 74
Housing 62
Infrastructure 62

#10. Bellevue, WA

French for “beautiful view,” Bellevue is true to its name. Recognized for its excellent public schools along with Bellevue College and City University of Seattle, its well-educated workforce places the city on several prestigious lists of the best places to launch a business.

A highly rated healthcare network gives residents access to three fantastic hospitals, and the city’s downtown district has developed quickly over the last decade; today it accommodates about 1,300 businesses. Shoppers have choices like Bellevue Square and three major malls, and city officials are civic-minded when it comes to smart growth and advancing the community for the sake of everyone. And for fans of crafts, the highly attended Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair has been held since 1947.

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