Skip to Main Content
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-
Issaquah is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 35,629. Issaquah is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Issaquah offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Issaquah there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Issaquah and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Issaquah are highly rated.
About Issaquah...
Population
35,629

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$502,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,746
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Issaquah
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    298
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,448.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Issaquah

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,844
National
$55,322
Places like Issaquah
More

Issaquah Reviews

58 reviews
All Categories
Issaquah is a very nice community! The schools are friendly and overall quite welcoming. The town is definitely developing, so it is quite pricey and trafficky as the residental areas grow. However, overall, the whole area is nice and filled with lots of good people.
Start Your Review of Issaquah
Rate It!
Issaquah reminds me a lot of my home town in Idaho. This is because of all the suburbs of Seattle, it is the only one that feels like it is truly meant to be experienced apart from Seattle. It boasts a historic downtown with plenty of restaurants for those who enjoy dining out. Front Street is also home to the Village Theatre whose mission it is "...to be a regionally recognized and nationally influential center of excellence in family theatre." I have been to several of their performances including Into the Woods, Matilda, and The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes. Issaquah is located in the foothills of three mountains and at the base of Lake Sammamish. There is plenty of outdoor activities for those who enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, parasailing, etc.
I love the landscape of Issaquah, Washington. It is a beautiful town, and everyone is so kind. I love the rolling hills and beautiful green trees. Not to mention, Issaquah is a short drive from Bellevue, Seattle, Renton, and more. Issaquah also has many unique stores and restaurants like XXX Root Beer (a 50s style diner) and Gilman Village (an adorable shopping square). Issaquah has both average-income houses, and high-income houses, especially up on the Plateau. I currently work as a barista in issaquah at a coffee stand, and everyone I encounter is polite, kind, and generous. One thing I would modify about Issaquah, if possible, would be to eliminate the traffic. Roads are congested greatly through mornings and evenings, making commutes a challenge.