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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Fox Island is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 3,829. Fox Island is in Pierce County. Living in Fox Island offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fox Island and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fox Island are above average.
About Fox Island...
Population
3,829

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,105
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$90,667
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Fox Island is mostly rural however, over the last decade it has been slowly transitioning into a mix of wealthy residents and suburban gated communities. Although the structure of residence changed, Fox Island has maintained its rural feel. A small community where most people can identify each other and are quick to pitch in when eachother need help.

The Island is full of thick evergreen vegetation as well as regional seasonal flowering plants which makes for phenomenal hikes. These paths often give way to beach access where you can watch the sunrise behind Mt Rainier or set on the Olympic mountain range.

If I had anything to change about Fox Island it would be to add a town center. The Island currently has one gas station/ Convenience store. Unlike most inhabited islands in the puget sound, Fox island does not have a central town center.

Overall Fox Island is a fantastic community I encourage everyone to visit if they are in the area.
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Gig harbor is an incredibly safe community. My family moved from Johannesburg, south Africa, a renoun unsafe city. Compared to our old community, gig harbor is wonderful!
Fox Island is my home and I love it. My family lives on the water and during the summer enjoys time on the water and beach. It is super relaxed on the island and everyone is friendly or keeps to themselves. Down town gig harbor is a short drive away with everything you need. If you are looking for a home away from the hustle of Tacoma or Seattle fox island is your place.