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  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
    B+
Lake Forest Park is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 13,247. Lake Forest Park is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Lake Forest Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Forest Park there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Lake Forest Park and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lake Forest Park are highly rated.
About Lake Forest Park...
Population
13,247

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$506,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,493
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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
    44.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,338.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    172
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    21%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Lake Forest Park

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,429
National
$55,322
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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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I have lived here all my life and plan on living here after I graduate from my program. I have enjoyed my time here. The people are nice, friendly. I am multiracial. There is a lack of diversity (mostly white), but I am comfortable here.
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.