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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Sammamish is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 64,049. 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
64,049

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$749,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,270
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
    19.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    3
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    466.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    35.9
    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
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    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
$165,318
National
$55,322
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The area is just breathtaking. Everywhere I look there is beautiful landscaping, hills, lakes, mountains, trees, lots of bikers and pedestrians. I love how active the community is. Creates a sense of community as a whole. I also have been welcomed several times by locals as I just moved here. That means so much to me!
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I have been a Sammamish resident for 15 years. Generally a very safe area (super family friendly), a bunch of stores nearby, relatively good public schools. Housing prices may be expensive and crime rates may be increasing, so if you are planning on moving here, I suggest you take precautions to make your house safer. Surrounded by lots of nature/trees; doesn't give off a "sketchy" vibe. Several public bus stops along 228th Avenue NE; most main streets have sidewalks. There may be traffic around schools during opening & closing hours, but other than that, the roads are mostly clear. Most people I've met appear to be liberal, which is not surprising, as WA is a blue state. Definitely more residential than recreational.
Sammamish is a gorgeous, safe, diverse place to live with the kindest people! The schools aren't the best, but they're good enough with wonderful teachers.