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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
The Lakes is a neighborhood in Kent, Washington. The Lakes is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in The Lakes offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In The Lakes there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of The Lakes tend to lean liberal. The public schools in The Lakes are above average.
About The Lakes...
Population
Neighborhood in
Kent

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,801
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,619
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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The Lakes Reviews

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The health fitness in this area is not very good, but there are some opportunities to have a health lifestyle, but the option is expensive, where many people don't have very much money.
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There are many apartments around, so there is not a lot of space, garages or extra land. This could be improved with more housing with some more space.
There is a lot of crime that happens in my city, but in a different area than where I live specifically. Sometimes crime happens in my area, but it is usually a low standard.