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  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
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  12. Commute
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About Lake Forest Park...
Population
13,156

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$464,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,414
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Lake Forest Park 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
    15
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    374
    500
  • Theft
    1,391
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    127
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,217
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Lake Forest Park Reviews

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There is nothing to do! I get so bored all the time because everyone and everything is the same. The nearest city is Seattle, and for a large city, Seattle is very very boring. It lacks culture and diversity. It is hard to find cool events and museums. Lake forest park town center was fun as a kid but as a teenager, it is very dry and unstimulaitng. I've lived here my whole life. Also public transit is practically existent here so it is hard to get around without a car.
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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.
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.