A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$579,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,532
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

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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
    9
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    536
    500
  • Theft
    1,425
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    320
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,955
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Newcastle Reviews

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Newcastle works no matter which part of Seattle or Eastside you need to access - 10-12 miles away from Redmond, Downtowns Seattle, Issaquah and 6 miles from Downtown Bellevue. Lots of new projects and developments coming through. Stunning homes overlooking the Newcastle Golf Club and a great brunch place with Calcutta Grill with views that will take your breath away. A+ schools. Newcastle Commons appears to be an exciting project in the works. Lots of local parks including Lake Boren and Newcastle Beach Park. Extremely safe. What’s not to love?
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Newcastle is merely an exit on the 405 to most commuters headed back and forth from Renton to Seattle and Bellevue. However, tucked into this tiny municipality lies a quiet, isolated type of luxury many people look for but never quite find. Primarily made up of residences, the narrow "private-drive's" through the towering pine trees are enough to make any person fall in love almost instantaneously. Offering a forested, natural alternative to the developed suburbs of Bellevue, Newcastle is close enough to Renton, Redmond and Seattle to make the extra 5 minute commute worth it. Expect to find well manicure houses and lots of hidden corners in this all-around, family neighborhood.
Great neighborhood that is very safe at night. Low crime area compared to other neighborhoods around the city. Newcastle is mostly a residential area, so it is very family friendly. Neighbors are friendly, most like to keep to themselves. Commuting times are great, easy access to freeways and larger cities.