The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue For 2022

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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Washington and Bellevue is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Bellevue for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Bellevue for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Somerset looks to be the best Bellevue neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bellevue that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Bellevue.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Bellevue

Population: 13,614
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $710,550 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $132,161 (Fourth best)
More on Somerset: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,654
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $852,171 (best)
Median Income: $163,075 (Second best)
More on Lakemont: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 220
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $834,700 (Second best)
Median Income: $196,083 (best)
More on Beaux Arts: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,337
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $798,100 (Third best)
Median Income: $125,502 (Fifth best)
More on Meydenbauer: Homes For Sale | Data

Meydenbauer Bellevue, WA

Population: 2,676
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $599,600 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $120,536 (Seventh best)
More on Tam O'shanter: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,989
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $484,175 (17th best)
Median Income: $114,421 (Tenth best)
More on Interlake: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,698
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $534,733 (16th best)
Median Income: $115,846 (Eighth best)
More on Newport Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,539
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $636,967 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $114,818 (Ninth best)
More on Woodbridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,570
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $608,910 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $113,914 (11th best)
More on Eastgate: Homes For Sale | Data

Eastgate Bellevue, WA

Population: 361
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $684,800 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $122,488 (Sixth best)
More on West Lake Sammamish: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Bellevue, WA Neighborhoods In 2022

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 23 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, Somerset.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Bellevue, Washington has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Bellevue

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Bellevue where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Bellevue aren't all good. Overlake takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Bellevue.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Bellevue For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Somerset 13,614 $710,550 $132,161
2 Lakemont 5,654 $852,171 $163,075
3 Beaux Arts 220 $834,700 $196,083
4 Meydenbauer 3,337 $798,100 $125,502
5 Tam O'shanter 2,676 $599,600 $120,536
6 Interlake 3,989 $484,175 $114,421
7 Newport Hills 2,698 $534,733 $115,846
8 Woodbridge 3,539 $636,967 $114,818
9 Eastgate 6,570 $608,910 $113,914
10 West Lake Sammamish 361 $684,800 $122,488
11 Newport Shores 1,244 $766,033 $146,453
12 Bridle Trails 10,425 $553,243 $109,486
13 Hidden Valley 2,346 $565,850 $105,478
14 Downtown 16,391 $559,160 $108,051
15 Wilburton 6,476 $480,825 $92,510
16 Phantom Lake 2,664 $558,133 $92,363
17 North Bellevue 2,002 $680,400 $112,495
18 Crossroads 5,593 $449,260 $74,302
19 Factoria 3,286 $465,800 $96,201
20 Lake Hills 13,340 $467,150 $87,421
21 Vasa 1,459 $573,033 $95,191
22 Robinswood 1,723 $431,267 $78,073
23 Overlake 12,215 $421,980 $94,108

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Bellevue.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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