These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Bellevue are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. Newport Shores
  2. Somerset
  3. Meydenbauer
  4. Tam O’Shanter
  5. Lakemont
  6. Downtown
  7. Interlake
  8. Newport Hills
  9. Eastgate
  10. Hidden Valley

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bellevue that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Washington check out the best places in Washington overall or the worst neighborhoods in Bellevue.

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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.

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1. Newport Shores

Population: 1,306
Median Income: $123,640
Median Home Value: $662,734

2. Somerset

Population: 13,464
Median Income: $125,980
Median Home Value: $623,342

3. Meydenbauer

Population: 3,343
Median Income: $96,004
Median Home Value: $665,700

4. Tam O’Shanter

Population: 2,437
Median Income: $113,727
Median Home Value: $548,667

5. Lakemont

Population: 5,558
Median Income: $150,832
Median Home Value: $741,214

6. Downtown

Population: 14,906
Median Income: $88,551
Median Home Value: $532,170

7. Interlake

Population: 4,043
Median Income: $106,338
Median Home Value: $452,675

8. Newport Hills

Population: 2,510
Median Income: $104,410
Median Home Value: $470,767

9. Eastgate

Population: 6,367
Median Income: $111,515
Median Home Value: $537,850

10. Hidden Valley

Population: 2,210
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:

  1. Robinswood
  2. Overlake
  3. Lake Hills

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Newport Shores 1 1,306 $662,734 1,343 4.2%
Somerset 2 13,464 $623,342 1,343 4.6%
Meydenbauer 3 3,343 $665,700 1,343 2.1%
Tam O’Shanter 4 2,437 $548,667 1,432 4.2%
Lakemont 5 5,558 $741,214 1,343 4.4%
Downtown 6 14,906 $532,170 1,343 4.2%
Interlake 7 4,043 $452,675 2,269 3.4%
Newport Hills 8 2,510 $470,767 2,190 2.8%
Eastgate 9 6,367 $537,850 1,635 4.5%
Hidden Valley 10 2,210 $505,950 1,528 4.8%
Woodbridge 11 3,436 $530,333 1,582 7.1%
North Bellevue 12 2,074 $608,433 1,343 5.7%
Phantom Lake 13 2,377 $489,233 1,880 3.4%
Bridle Trails 14 10,296 $490,357 1,530 5.9%
Wilburton 15 6,267 $472,238 2,225 3.7%
Vasa 16 1,563 $526,433 1,780 5.0%
Factoria 17 3,010 $399,200 2,842 3.8%
Crossroads 18 5,548 $426,900 2,798 4.9%
Lake Hills 19 12,672 $432,333 2,621 6.0%
Overlake 20 11,537 $381,310 2,756 5.5%
Robinswood 21 1,647 $380,833 2,970 2.4%

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