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    A-
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
Westlake is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 4,583. Westlake is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Westlake offers residents a dense 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
4,583

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$445,735
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,683
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Westlake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    330
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,705.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,942.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    935.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,546
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Westlake Reviews

2 reviews
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