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:
- Lake Hills
- Bridle Trails
- 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.
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.
Median Income: $46,424
Median Home Value: $295,800
Median Income: $71,075
Median Home Value: $380,833
Median Income: $76,255
Median Home Value: $381,310
4. Lake Hills
Median Income: $80,048
Median Home Value: $432,333
Median Income: $65,731
Median Home Value: $426,900
Median Income: $89,997
Median Home Value: $399,200
Median Income: $90,487
Median Home Value: $526,433
Median Income: $76,998
Median Home Value: $472,238
9. Bridle Trails
Median Income: $100,437
Median Home Value: $490,357
10. Phantom Lake
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
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