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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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Adams is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 17,362. Adams is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Adams offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Adams there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Adams and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Adams are highly rated.
About Adams...
Population
17,362

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$557,119
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Adams Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    977.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    319.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,647.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,775.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    910.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,363
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    50%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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The area is absolutely great, especially in the Ballard/Fremont area!
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If you work for Amazon or Microsoft things will be great for you. If you make a living in the customer service industry or with a specific trade that doesn't have corporate backing you might not fare so well. Finding work won't be too difficult, but paying your rent or mortgage will be another story. With Microsoft and Amazon moving so many people to Seattle, the rental/home prices are skyrocketing and becoming much more difficult to afford when not working for these companies. Apartments in my area are renting for almost double what they were four years ago. Most people I know work in the service industry as bartenders or waitstaff and don't have trouble finding work if their establishment closes down and are able to make ends meet with a LITTLE room for fun every once in a while.
Excellent walkability. There is good food everywhere; the restaurants/bars are generally unique from one another. You can find budget friendly options, or something more upscale for a celebratory evening. Good boutiques abound, but most are waaaay overpriced. There are a few with fair prices, and the overpriced places often have sale sections. I have lived here for nearly 4 years with no vehicle and find that most everything I need is within walking distance...even the sand and view at Golden Gardens if you're up for a longer walk.