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Bellevue Real Estate and Community Information

Nestled comfortably amidst the lush, green landscape of the Missouri River valley about 8 miles south of Omaha, Bellevue real estate provides its residents with the ideal combination of small town comfort and suburban convenience.

The 2010 United States census lists Bellevue’s population as 50,137. Historically, the 1830s saw the first pioneers put down roots and settle in Bellevue. The city was officially incorporated in 1855 and it holds the proud distinction of being Nebraska’s first state capitol.

Parents of school-age children will no doubt be impressed with Bellevue’s schools, which consistently earn the best grades in the state. You can check out its report card here.

Offutt Air Force Base also makes its home in Bellevue. As the center of operations for the USSTRATCOM or U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt houses the Air Force Weather Agency, the 55th Wing of the Air Combat Command and the Heartland of America Band.

Shopping and Dining

There is an old cliché in the wonderful world of real estate that says the three most important attributes of a piece of property are location, location, and location. And, as is often the case with clichés, there is some real truth to this one, and Bellevue real estate is certainly an example of this.

As an essential cog in the Omaha-Council Bluffs (Iowa) metropolitan machine, which the 2010 census says has more than 865,000 citizens, Bellevue’s location is perfect, not only for commuters, but also for shoppers and diners. With an estimated 1.2 million Nebraskans living within a 60-mile radius of downtown Omaha, you can expect to find restaurants serving cuisine from around the globe, designer and economical clothing stores, shopping centers, sporting goods retailers, and numerous other entertainment opportunities.

Bellevue real estate owners, however, do not have to venture very far from home when they want to experience top-notch shopping and dining. Here are just a handful of popular shopping centers and malls, most of which offer a multitude of eating and shopping options: Mall of the Bluffs, Oak View, Shadow Lake Towne Center, The Old Market, Village Pointe, Westroads.

There are also more than 100 restaurants and eateries in the town of Bellevue itself. Many of these are located in or around shopping plazas, such as Olde Towne, with its myriad restaurants, including American Heroes Sandwich Shop, Downtown Coffee Shop and Swine Dining BBQ. It also offers great shops, such as Olde Towne Cyclery, Bellevue Glass & Mirror and Rebecca's Indian Trading Post. Some other Bellevue hot spots are: Twin Creek Plaza, Wolf Creek, Daniels Crossing, Tregaron Towne Center, and Shadow Lake Mall.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Bellevue prides itself on its more than 34 parks, spanning more than 600 acres. The Park Department manages a number of athletic facilities, such as more than 30 multi-use game fields, 25 playgrounds, 6 pools, 8 basketball courts and 16 tennis courts.

And when it comes to recreation, Bellevue’s City Recreation Department offers more than 50 active and passive leisure and recreational programs, classes and athletic leagues. Most, if not all, of these activities are designed to accommodate people of all levels of age, ability and experience.

Activities available for young people include youth baseball and softball programs, swimming lessons and track club. Adults can take advantage of the myriad programs and leagues the Recreation Department offers, including basketball, volleyball and softball leagues.


Bellevue real estate delivers a friendly small-town look and feel, with easy and quick access to urban conveniences and entertainment options.

The city is currently on an economic upswing. Here you will find all different kinds of businesses, large and small, and Bellevue’s technology infrastructure is solid and growing.

Residents here enjoy a relatively low unemployment rate, low utility rates, low cost of living and low crime statistics.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The public education needs for the city of Bellevue are met by Bellevue Public Schools. There are 14 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Within this structure, there are 574 teachers responsible for educating about 8,886 students.

Bellevue’s residents are fortunate to have some excellent health care and medical centers nearby, including the Bellevue Medical Center, Omaha VA Medical Center and Alegent Health Midlands Hospital.

Eppley Airfield, a medium-sized airport that services primarily nearby Midwestern locales, such as South Dakota, Missouri, northern Kansas and western Iowa, is located about 3 miles from downtown Omaha and about 14 miles from Bellevue.

Amtrak train service is also available to Bellevue citizens and visitors, as well as Cornhusker Cab Metro Express taxi service and the City of Bellevue Specialized Transportation Service for seniors and disabled people.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give me a call at (402) 670-8775 or send me an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.