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    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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Whittier Heights is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington with a population of 6,106. Whittier Heights is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Whittier Heights offers residents a dense suburban 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
6,106

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$607,364
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Whittier Heights Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    987.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,255.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,072
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,188.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,194
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Whittier Heights Reviews

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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.