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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$922
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Parkland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,149
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Parkland Reviews

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It's where real people live. It's not white-picket fences and perfect lawns. Instead, it's large communities if families from all over, living peacefully alongside each other. That's not to say there aren't dangerous people in Parkland. You just need to be careful, especially at night.
Pacific Lutheran University is constantly working to transform Parkland into a more tourist-friendly area, and many of their efforts have begun to attract business. Additionally, Parkland has its historic elementstrParkland was established in the mid 1800's. It was the home of Harold LeMay, trash collection tycoon, whose house on C Street can still be seen to passersby, surrounded by fanciful machines. Lucky's is a popular burger-n-tots-n-shakes place. Brookdale Lumber is convenient and longstanding. Breeseman Forest is a beautiful sprawl of Northwest wildlife. Parkland is a place where real people live. Come and visit it, won't you?
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Parkland is an interesting neighborhood with individuals from all walks of life. There are university students living off campus, older adults that have lived out their lives in the community, families, young adults trying to get by, and individuals that move to the beat of their own drum. The cost of living is low and a university is situated in the middle of town, with Pacific Avenue running through, which calls for a combination of many different types of people residing or just circling through. The crime rate and poverty rate is relatively high, which often causes residents and visitors to feel unsafe.
Spanaway is not a well-to-do neighborhood, but it is blessed with a few excellent businesses. Nails 2000 does the best gel manicures I've ever had and for the best price. Jade Pacific makes really good asian dishes for reasonable prices, and the atmosphere and service are both great. Marvel Deli is a Russian supermarket with a wonderful bakery and a delicious 3.99 borstch lunch. I wish the local Goodwill was better, but their selection is always poor and their prices high. Also worth noting, there is no place to buy clothes! No Fred Meyer, no Ross, no T.J. Maxx, nothing.