Castle Ridge in Bellevue is one of the best-kept secrets of the area, in my humble opinion. Situated directly behind the Nebraska Medical Center, this neighborhood sits high, overlooking a large portion of Bellevue. An established neighborhood, you have beautifully landscaped yards with trees bearing leaves of every shade imaginable. We moved into the area in September and it was truly breathtaking.
We came from a secluded location - right in the middle of farmland. And while we liked the quiet, sometimes it was a little too quiet. We were fearful that a neighborhood might be too much noise, too many nosy neighbors, yelling, etc. And then we found our dream home. Upon moving in, we were politely greeted by friendly neighbors; offerings to help us move the large furniture, plates of cookies, one neighbor even mowed our front yard to help out. It was overwhelmingly lovely. And they have remained the perfect balance of friendly and respectful of privacy. We all say hello, we look out for one another, but no one bothers anyone else. It's exactly what we wanted.
Prices range from $180,000 to $290,000, with two-story, multi-levels and ranch style homes. Yards are all meticulously maintained. Nearby schools are lovely, and the proximity to the bike path and Bellevue Loop Trail is a huge plus. It's a fabulous neighborhood that makes me happy to come home to and enjoy every day.