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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Montlake is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 7,020. Montlake is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Montlake offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montlake there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Montlake and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Montlake are highly rated.
About Montlake...
Population
7,020

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$957,845
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,916
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Montlake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    139.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,690.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,706
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    558.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$149,845
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Montlake Reviews

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It is very safe but not diverse at all! I lived in Rainer Beach before moving and it is very different
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In my specific neighborhood, people target the houses and cars for theft. A few years ago someone broke into my Step Mother's car and stole her GPS system. About a year ago someone keyed my Father's car, and in the same year someone removed the keyhole from the passenger door in my car, trying to get inside but they failed. Lastly, just a few months ago someone broke into my house by breaking our sliding glass door. When my Dad was notified by our security system, he called the police and he arrived to the house quickly. The police took over 30 minutes to show up, luckily the thief fled moments before my Father arrived.
In my specific neighborhood, there are is one restaurant, one bicycle shop, one coffee, one convenience store and one gas station. I rarely ever use any of these but the quality of all of them are decent. What I use the most is the YMCA which I have to drive only about 7 min to get to, but it is not specifically in my neighborhood. The gym is average, there are definitely some major improvements and additions they could add for serious weight lifters such as myself. I've informed them about this in the past but nothing has changed.