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South Lake Union
  • Neighborhood in Seattle, WA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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South Lake Union is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 21,431. South Lake Union is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in South Lake Union offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Lake Union there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Lake Union and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Lake Union are highly rated.

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About South Lake Union...
Population
21,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$652,970
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,000
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,366.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    225.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    3,302.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    5,205.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    689.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,975
National
$62,843
Families with Children
5%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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