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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$485,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,487
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    385
    525
  • Theft
    2,469
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,409
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Redmond Reviews

27 reviews
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It's clean and very well kept. The schools are all very highly rated and they pay high attention to achademics. The town has such beautiful parks and trails to take your kids out on a nice sunny day. You'll never be bored with the different types of food and different cultures celebrated throughout the year during events. If you love the outdoors, then you'll absolutely love Redmond! During the Spring and Summer months, there will be live shows in the park and so many other different outdoor events. If you are someone who enjoys biking, then this is the place for you! There are so many bike trails and bike lanes throughout the city.
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Redmond is a very central location with regards to the tech industry. Valve, Amazon, Microsoft, Monolith, and many other companies are less than a 30 minute drive away. The public transportation is very good as well. The 545 goes directly to downtown Seattle and from there, the Link goes to SeaTac airport and, with an Orca card, only costs $3.75 ($3.50 initial, $.25 transfer) one way! As a student on a budget, that is very cost effective.

There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance, and the food has improved considerably over the past 2 years since the town is growing considerably. The downtown area has a nice steakhouse, a burger joint, a hip gastropub, and of course, there are plenty of karaoke options!
I've been working in Redmond for the last almost 2 years. It's a lovely town that borders Bellevue and Kirkland, and has easy access to Seattle. The cost of living has been skyrocketing, but anyone who's invested in housing probably loves this! Microsoft is the #1 employer, and is the major reason a significant number of businesses in the area exist or do well. Traffic can be abysmal, but you can get away with walking or taking one of the many buses to just about anywhere.