We're #4!!

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by Travis Cody in

CNN.Money.com ranks Bellevue Wa as the 4th best place to live in America.  Cool!

Here's what the article has to say about my town.

If forested cityscapes are your thing, this is your kind of place. Bellevue's compact downtown bristles with new skyscrapers that seem to hover above Lake Washington -- and when the clouds part, mountain views loom.  Real estate isn't a bargain, but the town's jobless rate is more than two points below that of the Seattle metro area, thanks to a recent influx of jobs from such employers as Microsoft (which has moved 6,500 positions here), T-Mobile, Verizon, and Expedia. In fact, Bellevue has more jobs than it does residents.  And the population is diverse:  Nearly a quarter of residents are Asian, and nearly a third are foreign born.  The town's high schools consistently land at the top of state rankings. There's also an embarrassment of arts and entertainment, including a philharmonic orchestra, fine arts museum, botanical garden, youth theater, annual jazz festival, and 74 (!) parks. --Jessica Levine

We so rock!

You can see the whole list of 100 places here.

Downtown Bellevue WA (photo credit is farm3.static.flickr.com)


  1. beautiful country! We lived in the Pacific Northwest for 8 years (northern Idaho) and LOVED it. Beautiful, and the nicest people too.

  1. And one of our local communities (Rogers, Arkansas) ranked as the 10th best small community to live. We rock too! Congratulations fellow rocker!

  1. Congrats! Beautiful photo of the skyline, too.

  1. TopChamp says:

    It looks beautiful.

  1. TopChamp says:

    It's strange to see all those trees and skyscrapers. We have NO views like that here. We have few forests at all and few skyscrapers even in the city.

  1. That's pretty cool. A nice list to be on.

  1. I saw that and if not for my aversion to colder weather now...I would consider it indeed...well, a visit is certainly in the cards

  1. Travis, how wonderful for you! I can imagine how lovely it is there.

    I can't imagine where Texas is on the list.

    Geez...it is too hot here!

  1. That's exciting publicity for your city. Sounds like it has a lot going for it. Lots of cultural and scenic quality. Yay Travis!

  1. I would love to live there save for the fact that the humidity would make it difficult for me to breathe. We have family in Tacoma and Puyallup and other areas around the Sound, and being Asian, I'd fit right in. ;)

    If we ever get back up there for a visit, I'll let you know!

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Awesome, Trav! When can we move in? :) Really, we are ready to relocate. It's hubby's unemployment month #8...

  1. Linda says:

    I saw this yesterday at work while I was thumbing through internet news stories and knew you'd be pleased! From the pictures you've posted, I can see why Bellevue is near the top of the list!

  1. Debra says:

    Trav, I read about this list on my yahoo home page and I thought of you guys when it listed Belleview Washinton!

    Wonder where south Mississippi would fall on that list? Hmmmm, let's see... :)