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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Sammamish is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 62,877. Sammamish is in King County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Sammamish offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sammamish there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Sammamish and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sammamish are highly rated.
About Sammamish...
Population
62,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$679,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,094
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Sammamish Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    131.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    396.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Sammamish

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$157,271
National
$55,322
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Sammamish Reviews

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I recently moved to Sammamish, June of 2018. Since moving here I've noticed, the community is extremely well kept. There are street sweepers on a regular schedule keeping roadways and parking lots free of trash and debris. The city has beautiful surrounding lakes and plant life, bringing so much freshness into the air!
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Overall, it's a great place to live (especially if you have kids). There's hardly any crimes in the history of the city. I will say that the increase in homes being built is making the traffic rather atrocious. There's simply not enough room on the roads for the number of people now commuting to and from the plateau.

The public school system here is fantastic. I felt way more prepared for college work than my friends who lived in different districts. The parks are well maintained, there's lots of community events, and many trail heads if you're into hiking.
I grew up in Sammamish, I personally would not want to raise my kids in Sammamish if I had any. It's a suburb full of stuck up individuals, especially the women. If you aren't in a clique, then you are pretty much nobody. High Schools in WA are not as great as you think, especially if you have a special-needs child. It's gotten better over the years as educators realized the problems, but growing up as someone on the Autism spectrum, the school district failed to help people like me to succeed in the traditional classroom. Be mindful of this when you're looking for a place to live.