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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    166
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    148
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    994
    525
  • Theft
    2,659
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,075
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,712
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Burien Reviews

109 reviews
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I have lived in Burien for over 4 years. Location is great, you are close to all the amenities, shopping malls, airport, restaurants, and only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. However, there is still much to be improved. Being a small town/neighborhood you would think that could walk to and from places, but there is a lack of sidewalks. There is heavy traffic in all major streets. Playgrounds are ok, but none are great. Although, children love the water fountain next to the library and city hall. There are racks to park your bike at key places such as the library, but not many people use them. On the positive side, events throughout the year are great including the farmers' market.
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This area is great for settling down or starting up. It's not too far from the city, but it's not isolated either. This area is extremely diverse. If you ever need to find a place with the most diversity, Burien is the place to look. There are fantastic places to eat with the family, or just a place to be alone. We have a little bit of everything here! And if we don't have it, you have a good chance that its pretty close by.
There are lots of different types of restaurants in my area from all sorts of cultures. It's nice because no matter what I'm craving, I can find a place nearby that sells the type of food I want. Vietnamese and Thai food are probably the most popular in my area. My favorite Thai restaurant is Emerald Thai. It's a small restaurant owned by an older couple, but they're so nice and the food is great! They use quality ingredients and keep their space very clean. One thing that's so nice about having so many good and small restaurants near me is that it's very easy to become close to the business owners and it builds a sense of community.