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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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First Hill is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 17,360. First Hill is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in First Hill offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In First Hill there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in First Hill and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in First Hill are highly rated.
About First Hill...
Population
17,360

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,003
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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First Hill 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
    2,077.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    424.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,202.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,446.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    811
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,521
National
$55,322
Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Want to live in an affordable neighborhood that easily connects to all Seattle's major destinations through public transportation? Look no further! As one of Seattle's oldest neighborhoods, First Hill has a unique charm and character that appeals to all. With a vast diversity in food options and convenient access to 24-hour stores, it is easy to fall in love.
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The setting and places to go get more different the more streets you travel. Perfect dining options, clubs, and nightlife make the experience all the more rewarding.
I would live here again if it were not very expensive. Also Capitol Hill, it's really noisy somehow with the police and ambulance from the Swedish hospital