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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Stevens is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 15,540. Stevens is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Stevens offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Stevens there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Stevens and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Stevens are highly rated.
About Stevens...
Population
15,540

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$634,044
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
    411
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    324
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,788
    500
  • Theft
    2,820
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    877
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,353
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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I moved to Seattle in 1989, and have always lived on Capitol Hill. I would have to say that there is nothing that is better now than it was then. It's becoming increasingly unaffordable. Traffic is terrible except in the middle of the night. Crime is on the rise, this used to be a very tolerant and safe area. Now you hear of hate crimes regularly (1x monthly). Everything that used to make Seattle charming and awesome has been torn down, sanitized. It's becoming indistinguishable in many ways from any other big city. That being said, Seattle's natural setting is spectacular and there isn't another city in the country I'd rather live in.
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20 years ago my neighborhood had a significant drug problem. Now new condos sell for 3/4 million across the street. I'd have to say aesthetically it's improved, although new housing units lean towards the pricier end of the spectrum.
I'm new to the capitol hill area and have mainly used the restaurants and grocery stores. As I described on a previous page of the survey, the restaurants are wonderful here. The grocery stores vary in quality. Within walking distance of my apartment I have a great co-op and Trader Joes. There are also a couple of Safeways and a QFC nearby which are more mediocre. The other businesses I have yet to explore.