THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Bellevue For 2020


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

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Bellevue.
Worst Neighborhoods In Bellevue

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 Somerset ranks way above the rest.

We examined 23 of Bellevue’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Bellevue’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Bellevue according to data:

  1. Overlake
  2. Robinswood
  3. Vasa
  4. Lake Hills
  5. Factoria
  6. Crossroads
  7. North Bellevue
  8. Phantom Lake
  9. Wilburton
  10. Downtown

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Bellevue for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Overlake looks to be the worst neighborhood in Bellevue.

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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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Bellevue For 2020