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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Issaquah is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 34,728. Issaquah is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Issaquah offers residents a suburban 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
34,728

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%
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Issaquah 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    298
    500
  • Theft
    2,449
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    267
    284
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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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Issaquah Reviews

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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.
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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!
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!