Birdseye view of Downtown Bellevue

Niche, the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families, announced the release of its 2024 Best Places to Live in America rankings. In its 10th year, these rankings have been known to help at least 70 million people annually with decisions on where to live and go to school. The study looked at approximately 230 cities and over 18,000 places in the US.

Released in March, these findings broke down the best cities to live in based on crime, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, local housing market, and more.

Bellevue, Washington was ranked 10th best place to live in the United States.Ranked at 10th place in the United States. It was noted to be a nice suburban area turned city. Bellevue received an A+ overall Niche grade, A+ for its public schools, A+ for being family-oriented, A for diversity, A for its nightlife, B- for crime & safety, and C+ for housing.

Niche reported that living in Bellevue offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. “There are many restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bellevue and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bellevue are highly rated.”

“Choosing where to live is no small task,” said Luke Skurman, CEO and founder of Niche. “For 10 years now, our Best Places to Live rankings have served as a compass for navigating these tough choices. We know that people consider far more than just affordability when deciding where to call home, from neighborhood diversity and weather conditions to career opportunities and the quality of the schools. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Our rankings have always aspired to give families, homebuyers, professionals and retirees the data and insights they need to reliably and confidently discover their next place to live.”

Other cities that made the list in order include; Naperville, Illinois, The Woodlands, Texas, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Arlington, Virginia, Plano, Texas, Irvine, California, Columbia, Maryland, Overland Park, Kansas, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Berkley, California ranked just after Bellevue, Washington at 11th best place to live in the US.

Niche creates the annual Best Places to Live rankings by using data from sources such as the U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews.



  1. Brandon Brinegar

    Go Bellevue

  2. Vladimir Grigoriev

    I love the walk ability in Bellevue

  3. It starts with being safe: And we can thank the Police for that! Enforcing the laws on the books; including camping in public spaces, traffic laws, and property crimes.

    Diversity: The multi-cultural vibe of acceptance.

    Our local business’s: Lets support the local restaurants, shops and services that help make our lives fulfilling.

    Parks, lakes and open spaces: Good stewardship of our community owned assets.

  4. Let us keep Bellevue “A City in a Park”!!!!

  5. I agree with Rob !

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