The City of Bellevue was recognized nationally today as one of the best places to live in the country. Bellevue, with a population of 51,800, ranked 36th in Money Magazine’s "100 Best Places to Live in America" list which was released early this morning on the CNNMoney website.
Money compiled statistics on small cities – with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 – dealing with economic strength, health care, crime, schools and other activities.
Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders was excited about the honor and said, “We have known for a long time what a great place the Bellevue/Offutt Community is to live, work, play and raise a family and we are extremely honored to receive this national recognition.” “We are committed to work with our residents and businesses to continue to move forward and keep Bellevue as one of the top places to live in the country.”
City Administrator Dan Berlowitz agreed adding, “This is a great honor for the City of Bellevue and our residents. Bellevue has great opportunities for people of all ages with a low cost of living, affordable housing throughout the city and an excellent school system which together provide an exceptional quality of life.”
The City of Bellevue was recognized by Money Magazine as “the home of Fontenelle Forest, a 1,400 acre expanse with 19 miles of hiking trails with amazing views of the Missouri River and the city’s ultralow jobless rate (4.2%) is in part owing to Offutt Air Force Base which employs over 10,000 military and Federal workers.”
Bellevue was also recognized on the website as having one of the top five affordable housing markets on the “Best Places to Live” list. For more information and the complete list of Money Magazine Best Places to Live please go to www.cnnmoney.com