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
    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
$477,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,584
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

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
    35
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429
    500
  • Theft
    2,458
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    193
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,071
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    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!
I love Issaquah how close Issaquah is to Seattle. I have lived in Washington a majority of my life and it feels like home here, even though the rain and gloominess can get depressing! Issaquah has a great indoor locations to make up for that; I go to the Y with my mom 3 days a week.