Best Places to Live

Bellevue, WA

Population: 134,630
LIV
SCORE
666
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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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Bellevue, WA Ranking Data

Civic
79
Demographics
66
Economy
53
Education
78
Health
74
Housing
62
Infrastructure
62