Bellevue Homes for Sale
When looking for homes in Bellevue, NE, you will discover a wonderful little-big city. As the third-largest city in Nebraska, Bellevue holds the distinction of being the state's oldest city, incorporated over 150 years ago, in 1855, after first being settled as a fur trading post in 1822.
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About Bellevue Nebraska
This community enjoyed significant growth in the 1990s with the reorganization of the United States Air Force and the Offutt Air Force Base, found adjacent to Bellevue. Today, Bellevue real estate continues to be in high demand due to a growing military population, civilian industrial base, and a business-friendly enviornment. In spite of the growth, this community retains a small town, friendly atmosphere.
A large economic driver and employer of the area are the Offutt Air Force Base, home of the "Fightin' Fifty-Fifth," located at Bellevue's southern border. Each branch of the military is represented at Offutt; its diverse missions and global responsibilities put it on the cutting edge of our nation's defense.
Approximately 10,000 military and federal employees and their families reside on base or in the city of Bellevue, making this one of the most significant military communities in the nation. However, the city also boasts a stable and diverse industrial base, outstanding medical facilities, and nationally recognized schools.
Bellevue homes are very desirable; the area boasts one of the nation's lowest costs of living, making this a very attractive place to live. In addition, this community enjoys boundless recreational opportunities and natural scenic beauty. Bellevue is also home to Fontenelle Forest - 1,400 acres of forest land with 17 miles of hiking trails and fascinating views of the Missouri River.
Along with public elementary, junior high, and high schools, Bellevue offers a selection of private schools. Those seeking higher education will find the campuses of Bellevue University and Metropolitan Community College very conveniently located.
Bellevue shares its northern border with Omaha's southern border. Easy access makes it a short jaunt to downtown Omaha, and all of the entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining opportunities found in its thriving metropolis.