A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  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
$446,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,533
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Issaquah Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    3
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    26
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    314
    525
  • Theft
    2,623
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,776
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Living in Issaquah is like living in a little green corner of the Pacific Northwest. You have the beauty of the Cascade Mountain range to wake up to every morning, and a view of the Puget Sound on a clear day. The local culture of the city feels safe, welcoming, and family-oriented. There are lots of little "hole in the wall" restaurants and bars to enjoy, but there are also parks and trails surrounding you at any moment. If you're looking for a city that has beautiful views, good food, and safe environment, Issaquah is your safest bet!
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Issaquah is a nice, quiet area with great schools, neighborhood and people. We have a Microsoft campus that provides lots of jobs to the community, directly and indirectly. I moved here a year ago and really enjoy it. I have access to quality schools, restaurants, doctors, and parks. It's probably the best community I've ever lived in!
Issaquah is a wonderful place to live. Happy people, safe, plenty to do. Highly recommend! I have lived in Issaquah all my life and I am happy to say that I would never want to live elsewhere! The only thing it doesn't have is a night life, but everything else is there.