Bellevue, Nebraska is rich in history, military and business. The city was originally settled in the 1830’s as a fur trading and central trading post with local Indian tribes. The name “Belle Vue” came from Canadian Trappers because of the beautiful bluff views overlooking the Missouri River.
Today, Bellevue is the oldest continuous town in Nebraska, is the southern suburb of Omaha and a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska. Bellevue is part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area and is home to Offutt Air Force Base, which is the location for the 55th Wing, United States Strategic Command and Air Force Weather Agency. Offutt’s Martin Bomber Plant, was the manufacturing site for the Enola Gay and Bocksar planes that the US used to drop atomic bombs on Japan and ending the Pacific war. A large population of veterans who served in the Gulf war now call Bellevue Nebraska home.
Bellevue has a population of 50,137 and a median age of 34.7, just down slightly from the previous year. The City of Bellevue boats a 64.7% home ownership rate. Average property values are $135,600 and average property taxes of $2-3k make Bellevue a solid and affordable place to raise a family or retire to.
Average rainfall is 32 inches each year and 27 inches of snow. There are around 57 days with measurable precipitation, and 213 days where the sun shines on Bellevue. Average summer high is around 86 degrees, and winter lows reach 14 degrees.
The Bellevue School District has 3 public high schools and one private school; along with 10 public and 3 private Elementary/Middle Schools. Two universities all Bellevue home and there are 7 other universities nearby as well.
The top industries in Bellevue are Educational Services & Healthcare, Retail, Professional, Scientific, Management, Administration and Waste Management. The highest paying industries are Utilities, Finance and Insurance and Transportation & Warehousing. The average median income is $60,153.
Things to Do
Bellevue offers many things to do including Fontenelle Park with 1,400 acres of privately owned forest and 19 miles of walking trails.