A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$548,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,138
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    4
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    244
    525
  • Theft
    1,088
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,689
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bainbridge Island Reviews

20 reviews
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Great place to raise kids. However, it's expensive to live here unless you work in Seattle. Very upper-middle-class-white-soccer-mom kind of place. The schools are top in the state. Ironically, the arts are very well supported within the community but not in the schools. There is no nightlife to speak of, really. The ale house or other alcohol serving establishments are the only ones open past 8p except for the grocery stores. It's a beautiful, seaside town. Boring if you can't drink.
Review Bainbridge Island
Living on Bainbridge Island is a great place to raise your family. Its schools are ranked top in the state, and provide excellent preparation for kids planning on attending college. It is a short ferry-ride to downtown Seattle, but far away enough to feel a sense of privacy. There are numerous things to do on the island, including movie theaters, exceptional restaurants, and many different parks to enjoy. I would definitely consider moving here in the future when thinking about raising a family. I would rank Bainbridge Island as one of the safest, best places to live in the entire country. I think Bainbridge Island also has a lot of potential to grow as a community, but as of right now it exceeds its expectations.
A beautiful, quiet island community that is known for it's green lifestyle and excellent education system. The island is a safe place, but the cost of living is a bit higher than normal.