7.3 out of 10


42.4446169842503 -85.0237468413104
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Bellevue – It Just Feels Like Home"

From long wooden walkways to a hand painted welcome sign to natural moss-covered ponds, there is a lot of beauty to drink in when you first visit Bellevue. This is the type of small community where you won’t find neon signs and folks can actually ride their bike to the corner store and not worry about it getting stolen.

Bellevue is the type of city where residents attend village meetings and everyone can be seen at the weekend Farmer’s Market. The city even offers a nice gym with fantastic cardio equipment and weight machines. Even the library here is a popular place to spend some time.

Bellevue is a great place to have a family. Although there are a few extra-large homes, most are average size and just look cozy. The public school district is quite small, students definitely get the attention they need and parents are encouraged to volunteer and stay involved. There are even colleges and universities within driving distance, including Michigan State University and Western Michigan University.

You will even find a healthy helping of restaurants along Main St and E. Capital Ave, including Riverside Café, Plezall Restaurant and Lounge, The Wolfe Whistle and Hometown Kitchen. If you want to go a few miles into Marshall, you can get homemade apple pie, or a giant waffle cone for dessert at Cornewell’s Turkeyville. You will find a Dinner Theater here as well that you need to experience at least once.
  • Great sense of community
  • Fantastic schools
  • Really nice local gym
  • Lack of public transportation
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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