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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Canterwood is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 3,220. Canterwood is in Pierce County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Canterwood offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Canterwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Canterwood and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Canterwood are highly rated.
About Canterwood...
Population
3,220

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,404
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Canterwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    1%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Canterwood

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$147,756
National
$55,322
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Canterwood Reviews

3 reviews
What you see is NOT what you get. Moving into Canterwood is a decision to forego one's private property rights.

Our next door neighbors and ourselves agreed that 3-4 large trees between our houses had to be removed, as they caused damage & posed dangers to both houses. The four of us applied for approval to get rid of them. We were refused. We appealed. The HOA board, without contacting either our neighbor or us to discuss our concerns, declined our appeal.

We chose to defy the board; we chose to hire a professional tree cutter.

The HOA imposed fines of $5,000. That's what a new property owner may have to contend with, if they purchase in this development and stay for many years, long enough for evergreen trees near their home to become costly nuisances.

Our next door neighbors have already sold and left. We are next.
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Clothing stores can be quite expensive, but large stores such as Target and Marshals have affordable prices and attract the most customers. Grocery stores have decent and inexpensive prices that most everybody in the community can afford. Smaller, home-town businesses include gift shops and ethnic restaurants that hold regular customers and also pull in tourists with extravagant signs and high ratings. Most everything can be found in Gig Harbor, from car parts to frozen dinners to name brand clothing.
Those who live in Gig Harbor often work out of the city, often in Tacoma, Bremerton, or Seattle where there are larger and professional organizations. However, young adults can find jobs at fast food restaurants, retail stores, coffee shops, and grocery stores that will often pay higher than minimum wage. There are many job opportunities available for all age groups and many are flexible with different schedules.