These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Bellevue For 2018


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Bellevue that are the real pits.

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Bellevue’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Bellevue.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Bellevue. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Bellevue neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Bellevue hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Bellevue area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Beaux Arts ranks way above the rest.

We examined 24 of Bellevue’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Bellevue’s reputation:

  1. Enatai
  2. Robinswood
  3. Overlake
  4. Lake Hills
  5. Crossroads
  6. Factoria
  7. Vasa
  8. Wilburton
  9. Bridle Trails
  10. Phantom Lake

Read on to see how we determined the places around Bellevue that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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

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How we determined the worst Bellevue hoods

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Bellevue:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Bellevue for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Bellevue.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Bellevue to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 24 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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1. Enatai

Population: 618
Median Income: $46,424
Median Home Value: $295,800

2. Robinswood

Population: 1,647
Median Income: $71,075
Median Home Value: $380,833

3. Overlake

Population: 11,537
Median Income: $76,255
Median Home Value: $381,310

4. Lake Hills

Population: 12,672
Median Income: $80,048
Median Home Value: $432,333

5. Crossroads

Population: 5,548
Median Income: $65,731
Median Home Value: $426,900

6. Factoria

Population: 3,010
Median Income: $89,997
Median Home Value: $399,200

7. Vasa

Population: 1,563
Median Income: $90,487
Median Home Value: $526,433

8. Wilburton

Population: 6,267
Median Income: $76,998
Median Home Value: $472,238

9. Bridle Trails

Population: 10,296
Median Income: $100,437
Median Home Value: $490,357

10. Phantom Lake

Population: 2,377
Median Income: $88,017
Median Home Value: $489,233

The ‘hoods around Bellevue that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Bellevue with Enatai landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Bellevue aren’t all bad. Beaux Arts takes the cake as the best place to live in Bellevue.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Bellevue Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Enatai 1 618 $46,424 $295,800
Robinswood 2 1,647 $71,075 $380,833
Overlake 3 11,537 $76,255 $381,310
Lake Hills 4 12,672 $80,048 $432,333
Crossroads 5 5,548 $65,731 $426,900
Factoria 6 3,010 $89,997 $399,200
Vasa 7 1,563 $90,487 $526,433
Wilburton 8 6,267 $76,998 $472,238
Bridle Trails 9 10,296 $100,437 $490,357
Phantom Lake 10 2,377 $88,017 $489,233
Woodbridge 11 3,436 $100,830 $530,333
North Bellevue 12 2,074 $103,215 $608,433
Hidden Valley 13 2,210 $102,998 $505,950
Eastgate 14 6,367 $111,515 $537,850
Newport Hills 15 2,510 $104,410 $470,767
Interlake 16 4,043 $106,338 $452,675
West Lake Sammamish 17 342 $119,109 $636,933
Newport Shores 18 1,306 $123,640 $662,734
Downtown 19 14,906 $88,551 $532,170
Tam O’Shanter 20 2,437 $113,727 $548,667
Lakemont 21 5,558 $150,832 $741,214
Meydenbauer 22 3,343 $96,004 $665,700
Somerset 23 13,464 $125,980 $623,342
Beaux Arts 24 220 $150,234 $685,700

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