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Wallingford is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 21,662. Wallingford is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Wallingford offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wallingford there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wallingford and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wallingford are highly rated.
About Wallingford...
Population
21,662

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$597,140
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,574
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Wallingford 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
    370
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    81
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,023
    500
  • Theft
    4,516
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,199
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,414
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Wallingford Reviews

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Wallingford is a nice neighborhood, but has become incredibly gentrified as the years have gone on. Housing is incredibly expensive, which pushes out any low-income community members who live here. Furthermore, the HALA act that is proposed will likely destroy many of the homes around the area for ugly duplexes that don't have any low-income housing.
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Very nice suburban area. Walking distance to small playgrounds and local amenities, short bus ride to places like the Chittaden Locks and Discovery Park. Some interesting stores like Open Books poetry bookstore and the glass art supply store.
The median price to rent is much higher now, and so is the median house to buy. Crime is accurate. Due to zoning changes, allowing apt. landlords to push out family homes...its really expensive, and all spaces are smaller and smaller, with not much parking.