Bellvue is a very small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 3,098 people and just one neighborhood, Bellvue is the 101st largest community in Colorado.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Bellvue are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bellvue is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bellvue is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bellvue who work in management occupations (17.78%), teaching (12.51%) and sales jobs (8.34%).
A relatively large number of people in Bellvue telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.86% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Bellvue is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Bellvue’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Bellvue is worth considering.
One downside of living in Bellvue is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bellvue, the average commute to work is 39.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.