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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
Whittier Heights is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 6,035. Whittier Heights is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Whittier Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whittier Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Whittier Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Whittier Heights are highly rated.
About Whittier Heights...
Population
6,035

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$554,873
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,486
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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
    318
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    988
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,255
    500
  • Theft
    5,072
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,188
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$91,540
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Whittier Heights Reviews

5
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There are a lot of car prowls and break-ins, and some home break-ins but that's it. The police do not consider this neighborhood high on their priority list, and often don't show up at all when called. I've never had to call them since moving here, though.
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Beautiful outdoor setting and a quirky neighborhood environment.
I like living in Ballard for the reasons already mentioned previously.