Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Bellevue, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Bellevue neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Bellevue are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Bellevue for 2018:
- Newport Shores
- Tam O’Shanter
- Newport Hills
- Hidden Valley
Read on to see how we determined the places around Bellevue that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Bellevue for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Bellevue, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 21 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Bellevue.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Newport Shores.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Bellevue has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Newport Shores
Median Income: $123,640
Median Home Value: $662,734
Median Income: $125,980
Median Home Value: $623,342
Median Income: $96,004
Median Home Value: $665,700
4. Tam O’Shanter
Median Income: $113,727
Median Home Value: $548,667
Median Income: $150,832
Median Home Value: $741,214
Median Income: $88,551
Median Home Value: $532,170
Median Income: $106,338
Median Home Value: $452,675
8. Newport Hills
Median Income: $104,410
Median Home Value: $470,767
Median Income: $111,515
Median Home Value: $537,850
10. Hidden Valley
Median Income: $102,998
Median Home Value: $505,950
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Bellevue
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Bellevue where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Bellevue:
- Lake Hills
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue