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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  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
    A
Phinney Ridge is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 14,359. Phinney Ridge is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Phinney Ridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Phinney Ridge there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Phinney Ridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Phinney Ridge are highly rated.
About Phinney Ridge...
Population
14,359

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$601,707
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,425
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Phinney Ridge 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
    243
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    155
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,400
    500
  • Theft
    2,535
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    884
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$96,267
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Phinney Ridge Reviews

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Phinney Ridge is a beautiful, central location in Seattle, Washington. It provides a wide variety of restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and little clothing stores. There is a great sense of community with people out and about each and every day. It is a safe neighborhood that sleeps at night and is active during the day.
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I like how green the area is, the nearby Woodland Park Zoo/ Woodland Park, family friendliness, and safety. It would be better if there was more diversity and the houses were not as expensive. Mostly nice old craftsman houses but some are ugly and modern. Very hilly and not super easy to walk places.
Many people in this area are very into the outdoors and enjoy bike riding, rollerblading, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking etc.. There are several chain health club facilities as well as some private ones. There are a couple of tennis clubs and golf ranges and plenty of rock climbing facilities if one does not want to travel to the mountains. Many world class hospitals including a teaching university hospital that is a regional trauma unit. I love the outdoor and I try to find time biking and swimming.