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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
West Lake Hills is a neighborhood in Bellevue, Washington with a population of 17,557. West Lake Hills is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in West Lake Hills offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Lake Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Lake Hills and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in West Lake Hills are highly rated.
About West Lake Hills...
Population
17,557

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$487,299
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,357
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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West Lake Hills Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,705
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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West Lake Hills Reviews

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I think my only complaint about the police department is that when they ride motorcycles they do have on their helmets but proper ride gear can be just as important. I have friends with motorcycles who believe that they can wear normal clothing because the police do to. In any case, they police are approachable and easy to spot. Crime doesn't seem to be above average.
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We have a lot of rain all the time. Summers don't get too warm, winters don't get too cold, and spring and fall are very rainy. There's almost no natural disasters- I've lived here 18 years and once we had an earthquake (that I remember). Most essential wardrobe items: raincoat (probably black- everyone wears black in Seattle), umbrella.
Lots of places to choose from. We have food from lots of different cultures, and also a variety when it comes to cost. Popular places among my friends (we're in high school) are the food court at Crossroads, Chipotle, Menchie's, Starbucks, and the Cheesecake factory.