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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,596
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,081
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,125
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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West End Reviews

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This are is very comfortable. The people within the community are very kind. The schools in the district are getting better, and the educators really care about their students. The lush green surroundings with local shops and parks scattered about the area make it a very nice place just to walk around. The atmosphere is so welcoming and I would choose to live here again. This area seems like it will evolve with the generations to come. With close proximity to schools (elementary, middle, and high school) it will draw more young families as time continues on.
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Similar to many communities, crime varies upon neighborhood. The particular neighborhood I live in feels very safe, clean, and well kept. Within five to ten minutes surrounding the area, the environment changes. There is a good amount of vandalism, graffiti, and abandoned buildings, but the response to the issues seems apparent. Tacoma as a whole has many issues when it comes to crime. This is a concern for the surrounding communities safety and also issues on how to approach these issues to make it better.
Neighbors are friendly and many places within walking distance. The views are beautiful and there are a few parks and playgrounds to visit. Geiger is a great school with great teachers and staff.