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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Westlake is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 3,977. Westlake is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Westlake offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Westlake there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Westlake and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westlake are highly rated.
About Westlake...
Population
3,977

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$366,405
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,632
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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Westlake Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    330
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,705
    500
  • Theft
    2,943
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    935
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,087
National
$55,322
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Westlake Reviews

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This location is great for those who work downtown and don't want a long commute. It is close to everything; restaurants, stores, downtown on Seattle waterfront. Not exactly a family neighborhood, more for career oriented singles or couples. Some street noises but nothing too bad.
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With all the development going on, there's a lot of new money being put into the neighborhood which I think makes it safer and nicer looking