• Awards

    A “City in a Park” and the Eastside's high-tech hub, Bellevue is the city where you want to be. With top schools, low crime and a vibrant economy, Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the country. In addition to high rankings in the media, city staff has won awards for their dedicated customer services and innovative thinking. Here are a few recent highlights:

    Image of mother and child at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

    Rankings

    • #10 Best Cities to Live in America, 2021 — Niche
    • #3 Best Cities for Successful Women Entrepreneurs, 2019 — Business.Org
    • #3 Cities with Best Public Schools in America, 2021 — Niche
    • #1 Best Metro Area for STEM professionals, 2021 — WalletHub
    • #4 Top Downtowns — Livability
    • #5 Happiest City in the U.S. — Zippia.com
    • #8 Safest Cities in America, 2017 — SmartAsset

    Awards and Recognitions