Living here offers
Safe, being engrossed in history, surrounded by charm. Lots of love for the military, in part due to the Offut AFB Base...
Families that enjoy diversity, small-town feel, abundant activities.
Not ideal for
3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage
Since starting out as a fur trading post in the 1880s, the city of Bellevue has emerged as a beautiful, peaceful community. With a population of more than 55,500, most residents range in the mid-40s to retirees to military personnel stationed at nearby Offutt Air Force Base.
With the addition of Offutt Air Force Base in the 1940s, Bellevue’s stable economy has seen considerable growth. Today this historic city remains largely a residential area. Along with military occupations, most employment opportunities are in the local education system or health field; especially with the addition of the Bellevue Medical Center in 2010. However, with the convenience of Kennedy Freeway located within the city, many working residents commute (usually 20 minutes or less) to their jobs in nearby Omaha or other cities.
With Fontenelle Forest and the Missouri River bordering the city on the east, Bellevue lives up to its French name, which is defined as “beautiful view”. Each year residents enjoy visiting Fontenelle Forest. This 1300-acre natural wildlife retreat provides its visitors the opportunity to hike, observe and learn about nature while close to home.
Despite its growth and local convenient shopping areas, this historic city has consistently maintained its quiet, family-oriented place atmosphere. The city’s schools have continuously received high rankings for excellence in education, making the community a wonderful place to raise a family.