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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$439,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Lake Forest Park 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
    30
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    533
    525
  • Theft
    1,583
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,516
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Lake Forest Park Reviews

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Lake Forest Park is a lovely suburb of Seattle located near the north tip of Lake Washington. There is a lot of vegetation and a very eco-friendly community, along with access to fantastic public schools and a lot of property with great views of the lake. It's a great place to raise a family.
It is mainly a residential area so the majority of businesses are near the main roads. The town runs along a popular road for getting downtown, so traffic in the mornings and evenings can be slow for a couple hours.
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The variety of stores in and around Lake Forest Park, or Shoreline even, is pretty large. There's a nice mix of larger chains and independent shops, and most everything one could want can be acquired in a reasonable drive. However, because it's more of a suburban area with more trees than buildings, LFP itself is somewhat removed from any large shopping areas, or centers of commerce, so the options can be limited unless one is willing to drive. The businesses that are in the area are quite nice and well-managed.
Lake forest park is a nice, although small community. It has many small neighborhoods in it as well as apartment complexes. It has a beautiful view of the water. Overall is is a good place to live.