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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Bitter Lake is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 14,275. Bitter Lake is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Bitter Lake offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bitter Lake there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bitter Lake and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Bitter Lake are highly rated.
About Bitter Lake...
Population
14,275

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,763
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,080
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Bitter Lake 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
    403.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    631
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,988.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,631.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,012.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,948
National
$55,322
Families with Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Bitter Lake Reviews

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The neighborhood is coming up. Great for younger people who want a smaller community feel away from downtown Seattle.
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this place is awesome, it is near bitter lake. there are high schools very close. i play basketball there some times. LA fitness and Chinese supermarket right across street is very convenient. people here are friendly. traffic is good. lots of buses go through here. the only bad thing is that it is a little too far from seattle university, and traffic can be bad in the morning.
I enjoy that the area for the most part is quite and is a bit further away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown. There is a bunch of stores and great restaurants in the immediate vicinity.